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What do the Dutch do cross-country?

I have a new commute that is hilly and mostly off-road, instead of my previous flat all paved one. I don't think my Dutch bike is suited to this, but I LOOOOOOOVE it so much. I never really enjoyed cycling before I got it. Is there a better suited bike that will make me equally happy? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jul 23, 2014 - 14 answers

Help me amplify my upright bass, live, with these limitations:

I have an upright bass, a Fishman B-2 preamp, a Sennheiser e835 microphone, a Peavy PV10 Mixing board, an Ampeg Micro VR stack, a Six Rounds piezo pickup (which suck suck sucks, but I mention for full disclosure), and various cables and connecters. How can I combine these items to best amplify the upright bass? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Apr 9, 2013 - 7 answers

How long does my aircon unit need to be upright before use?

Do I really need to let my portable aircon stand upright for 24 hours?? :( [more inside]
posted by Salamander on Dec 30, 2012 - 10 answers

Getting to first bass.

I've decided to buy my first upright bass to learn on (a used student bass). What to look for? [more inside]
posted by hanoixan on Oct 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Web/etc resources for autodidactic upright bass rookies?

I'm looking for good resources for upright bass DIY education—especially regarding bowing basics and other physical/form questions. [more inside]
posted by cortex on May 4, 2007 - 14 answers

Help My Sister's Dream Come True

My sister told me recently—with some sadness—that she's wanted for a long time to play the upright bass in a bluegrass band. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Aug 1, 2006 - 17 answers

Learning Upright Bass

Suppose a fellow has an interest in learning to play an upright bass. He doesn't have any illusions about being the next Mingus or William Parker, but enjoys the sound and feel of the instrument and would get personal enjoyment out of being able to play a few things. Further suppose that this fellow has very little money to invest in this endeavor. How would he go about learning?
posted by aladfar on Apr 15, 2005 - 13 answers

Upright Bass question

Will a 3/4 scale Upright Bass fit in the back of my car? [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Mar 6, 2005 - 7 answers

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