Bass

We rent and sell new, nearly new, and used Gliga brand Double Basses.  Our stock is always in flux and we often have used basses in stock.  Our in-house Luthier Ian sets up every instrument new or used before it is put out on the floor.  We spare no effort to improve the fingerboard of each bass to remove buzzing and other issues.  We use only quality strings and tailpieces.

Prussin Music is excited to have highly customized Moar Instruments available in Double Bass.  The time involved in making these instruments is very extensive so there will only be one or two of these available in a year.

Check our Moar Instrument Page

Occasionally we purchase other brands of used basses for stock if the instruments meet our quality standards.  We also get bass rental returns in periodically.  If you are interested in a used double bass, please phone, email us, or visit us to check availability.  If we are out of used stock, we can your name to a wish list for this type of instrument.  When we get one in that matches what you are looking for, we will then contact you first before putting it out for sale to the public.

 Gliga Double Bass Models

Double Bass allotment 2Gliga Genial II (Laminate)
Laminate spruce top and laminate maple back.  Spirit varnish.  Ebony pegs, nut, fingerboard, tailpiece, saddle, and endpin.

Gliga Genial II (Solid Top & Back)
Carpathian spruce solid top and solid maple back.  Spirit varnish with an antiqued finish.  Ebony pegs, nut, fingerboard, tailpiece, saddle, and endpin.  (Older modes have laminate maple back).

Gliga Genial I (Flat Back)
Solid Carpathian spruce top with inlaid purfling and solid maple back, neck, and sides.  Ebony pegs, nut, fingerboard, tailpiece, saddle, and endpin.  Hand finished oil varnish.

Gliga Gems II
Solid, carved, Carpathian spruce top with inlaid pufling and flamed solid maple back, neck, and sides.  Ebony pegs, nut, fingerboard, tailpiece, saddle, and endpin.  Hand finished oil varnish.

All Prussin Double Basses come with a padded gig bag, rosin, choice of French or German style bow and D’Addario Helicore strings.  These items are included with rental or purchase.


Double Bass Rentals 
  • We primarily rent basses from brands Gliga and Speyer.  Other brands of bass may be available, so please check with us.
  • Available for rent starting from $48.00 per month.
  • Available for purchase starting from $1500.00.
  • All basses are fully set up, checked over by our in-house luthier Ian.
  • Rentals come with padded gig bag, rosin, choice of French or German style bow and D’Addario Helicore strings.
  • Maintenance is included free with any bass rental, for the duration of the rental.  This includes any normal wear and tear issues, including bow and bag, but does not cover string replacement.  Our repair shop is open Monday through Friday.
  • Exchanges:  We carry upright basses from 1/4 to 3/4 sizes. Exchanges are easy within the orchestral string department.  Our exchange policy – Should you wish to exchange instruments, your rental credit will be transferred at no less of your accumulated credit for instruments of equal or greater value.   Exchanges within our orchestral string rental program are charged a fee to cover set-up and administration costs.  While the fee is optional, credit can only be carried forward when the fee is paid.  We make all exchanges easy and hassle-free.
  • Renters receive a music folder and travel tag when first renting.

Information on Double Bass Trade-Ins

Trade-Ins (Originally purchased from Prussin Music)
We accept customer “trade-ins” on a case-by-case basis.  A trade-in customer, looking to purchase another instrument at Prussin, may be issued a credit of up to 50% of our current outright “nearly new” or “used” price (dependent on condition) towards a purchase of an instrument of equal or greater value.  Damaged instruments will be assessed with repair charges and may not be eligible for trade in.  Trade-ins are subject to review and approval by management.

Trade-Ins (not originally purchased from Prussin Music)
Instruments not originally purchased from Prussin Music will be considered on an individual basis.  We offer competitive trade-in values on all instrument to help you move up in size or model into one of our basses.  We can also provide consignment of most instruments (subject to review and approval by management).

We sell and rent Electric Basses too!  Check out our Guitar Page to see our selection!