Upright or double basses are an essential part of jazz, bluegrass, classical and many other genres of music, which makes these some of the most versatile instruments of all time. With origins dating back to earlier stringed instruments of the European renaissance, the double bass is a standard part of most orchestras and many smaller chamber ensembles. In the 20th century, the double bass helped form the bottom end for all sorts of jazz combos and country bands where players dropped the bow in favor of a plucking or slapping playing style. Whether you're using it for jazz, classical, punk or rockabilly, you can find your next new or used double bass on Reverb.