Double Bass Hire & Rental

Our Double Basses Are Amongst the Best Available for Hire in the UK Starting From Only £50.00 a Month

Our double basses are amongst the best available for double bass rental in the UK starting from only £50 a month. Rated a 5* service by our customers, our double bass rental includes delivery or collection. Choose between a range of sizes of double basses that are suitable for a range of players, from beginners to experienced players. Rent a double bass with Bass Bags to make your hiring experience as smooth and easy as possible.

Call us on 01332 840391 and rent a double bass today. If you’re looking to buy a double bass or searching for more information please visit our doubles basses for sale page.

How It Works

Contact Us

We will give you an inclusive quote for your Double Bass hire which will include delivery and collection (unless you collect it from us in person)

We Deliver

We deliver the Double Bass to you, to use for the duration of the hire and will contact you to arrange a convenient delivery time.

We Collect

When you’ve finished with the Double Bass just let us know and we’ll arrange for collection.

What’s Included With Our Bass Hire

One of our excellent double basses, set up by our luthier

Most of our hire basses are Eastman Basses made by Eastman Strings just like the ones in our Double Bass Shop. They are all expertly prepared for hire by our luthier who ensures that every bass we hire out is properly setup.

A bass bow, the correct size for the instrument

A padded bass case

We can provide you with everything you or your child will need to start learning the double bass and even deliver the double bass to your home, work or your child’s school.

Why Hire From Us, What Makes Us Different?

We started our double bass hire and rental operation in the 1990s to provide good quality, well set up basses for the pupils of our founder and double bass teacher Tony Morgan.

As a teacher, it is very frustrating having students trying to learn with poor quality and badly, if at all, set up instruments. Other bass teachers began to notice the instruments Tony’s pupils were playing and asked us if we could supply double basses to their students. With this, our bass hire service was born from an educational need, and to this day our business is still built on teacher recommendations. With the majority of our customers referred to us by their bass teacher, educator or school.

To this day we remain loyal to our educational roots; we only use high-quality instruments and we know the importance of good instrument setup. We will not compromise on either.

Call 01332 840391 to hire from us today.

Why Our Double Basses Are The Best You Can Hire

We take great care when selecting double basses for our hire service; we only pick basses that we know will be a joy for our customers to play and will help speed them along their learning journey.

Once selected our hire basses, no matter what the size, are all set up meticulously by our luthier to our high professional standard.

Within the setup we check, adjust and refit as appropriate, the top nut, the bridge, the fingerboard and the sound post.

We also make sure fittings like the machine heads and the end pin are all in top working condition. Last but not least we always fit good strings.

 All of this combined makes our double basses probably the best that you can hire.

Our Double Bass Hire is for Everyone

Although the majority of our hire customers are double bass players from beginners to professionals we also provide double basses for hire to:

  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Schools
  • Theatre Companies
  • Professionals Visiting the UK or Touring Europe
  • Photographers & Photographic Studios
  • Television and Production Companies
  • Window Dressers and Display Creators

And just in case we missed anyone out, anyone who needs a double bass is welcome to apply for hire from us.We have specific pools of stock for each application, for instance, we have double basses which we specifically only use for props or photographic work.

Double Bass Size Guide

This table will help you find which size double bass you will need. If you are in any doubt please call us on 01332 840391 and we’ll be happy to guide you.

Double Bass SizeIdeal for:
1/10Age below 5, Students around 4 feet tall in height
1/8Age 5 – 7, Students below 4 feet 6 inches tall in height
1/4Age 7 – 9, Students below 5 feet tall in height
1/2Age 9 – 13, Students over 5  feet tall in height
3/4Age over 13, Over 5 feet 4 inches tall in height including most adults
7/ 8 and 4/4Tall Bass players as these basses are very large

What Makes Our Hire Service So Good

 Our double bass hire service is great for different people for different reasons.

For Adult Beginners

As an adult beginner, you will benefit from being able to start on an excellently set up double bass without the large outlay needed to buy one of these basses outright.

For Parents and Guardians with Young Bassists

Parents and guardians really benefit from our hire service as do their budding bassists. For a fixed price per month your child will always have the correct size double bass to play, without the headache of having to buy and sell double basses as they grow. We will swap free of charge the double bass that you’re hiring for the next size up as and when your child is ready, meaning they’ll never have to just make do. Your young bassist will progress with much more ease and at a faster pace with a well set up instrument that’s the correct size for them.


Double Bass Delivery

We take great care over our Basses from the outset and having spent lots of time in the workshop making them excellent it goes against the grain to send them with a parcel company because of the damage risk. Also, the box would be huge.

We deliver nationwide with our especially climate controlled van, which is uniquely fitted out to carry Double Basses and driven by a member of our staff. You can rest assured that your bass will arrive in one piece and we will even tune it for you when we arrive. Our driver knows the instruments they are delivering and is happy to answer any questions or give advice as required.

We have regular weekly delivery routes to and around London and Birmingham from our base in Derby. We can deliver the bass to your home, work or even your child’s school.

Or you can collect the double bass from us by appointment in Ripley, Derbyshire, free of charge. Our location is 20 minutes from either M1 junctions 25 from the south or 28 from the north.

If you need the bass today, we can and will happily coordinate a same day delivery to you.

Call 01332 840391 now to arrange your double bass hire

What Our Customers Say

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