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International Society of Bassists

Where the bass world connects to be inspired and educated.

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ISB 2015 Convention

Join us in Fort Collins, Colorado June 1-6, 2015

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You won’t believe who is coming to ISB 2015.  It is going to be the ultimate hang! Click here to see the full list of presenters.

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Customize your schedule and stay on top of all the last minute changes with our new ISB 2015 app.  It’s FREE!



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Continuing Ed Credits

Did you know that 2015 ISB Convention attendees can apply for continuing education credits through Colorado State University?  It’s true! Find out more here.


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Pre-registration must be received at the ISB office by May 18, 2015. After that date, please register on-site at the convention. All bassists must be members of the ISB to register for the convention for the week.

Why join ISB? We’re so glad you asked!

Whether you are a professional or amateur, a luthier or a composer, collector or gearhead, or perhaps simply a listener who enjoys very low frequencies, there is a place in the ISB for you to share your double bass love!

Joel Quarrington

Principal Bassist, London Symphony Orchestra

As a teenager, I was lucky enough to learn that bassists have a unique and supportive bond with each other that is not shared by players of any other instrument. The ISB is the lead organization we have that keeps this family connected throughout the world.

John Clayton

It seems as if I’ve been a member of the ISB since the first blues line was played! It was a great choice of notes, as good a choice as joining this Society. I’ve met some fantastic people along the way, played on some fantastic instruments, new and old, and heard some fantastic performances. When you join, you’ll be sharing these things with me.

Ron Carter

Once you’ve been bitten by the bass bug, the ISB has got to be one of the primary sources for nurturing your love and enthusiasm for what the bass represents in your life.

Gary Karr

ISB Founder


Being a member means gaining access to the amazing bassists that you know and love and meeting new friends for life. Plus, you get Bass World 3 times a year and a lot of other cool stuff!
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Bass World – Vol 38 #1 – 2015

This issue of Bass World gives you the full preview for ISB 2015! Features: Erik Moseholm: Bassist and Jazz Strategist – Ture Damhus pays tribute to one of the great Danish jazz bassists. Milt Hinton’s Legacy Shines on at Oberlin –  Milt Hinton touched the lives... read more

Koussy & Ian Whitman’s Weekend

ISB member Ian Whitman is playing the Tubin Concerto on the Karr Koussevitzky bass with the Waterloo (Canada) Symphony, and the conductor reminisces about being 10 years old and hearing Gary Karr play the Dragonetti, with the conductor’s own father conducting!... read more

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