International Society of Bassists
The ISB was founded by the world-renowned virtuoso Gary Karr in 1967. With some 3,000 members in over 40 countries, the ISB is an organization for those who teach, study, play, repair, build and enjoy the double bass. The ISB is a forum for communication among bassists throughout the world and across a wide variety of musical styles. Members receive our journal, Bass World, three times per year and the “Bass Line” newsletter twice yearly. Every two years the ISB holds an international convention and double bass competition, a composition contest, and now, a makers competition.
George Vance Online Resource Library (ISB members)
ISB Members may browse through 40+ years of publications and learn more about the double bass’s history and future.
Online Journal of Bass Research
The Online Journal of Bass Research (OJBR) is a refereed electronic journal published by the International Society of Bassists in electronic format, accessible free of charge. Each issue features an article that has passed a rigorous peer review process. Topics presented include historical musicology, performance practice, pedagogy, lutherie, iconography, biography and / or analysis from any period in the instrument’s history up to the present.
ISB Bass Links
A list of bass related links managed by the International Society of Bassists.
Musical Chairs Job Listings
Bob Gollihur’s Double Bass Links
Jason Heath’s Bass Blog
TalkBass.com (Double Bass forum)
In-print commercial sources (searchable)