LARRY BARTLEY was an experienced electric bassist in his mid-20s when a change in his life started to happen. He was about to do something that didn't seem to make much sense if he was trying to make a go of life as a musician.
But the double bass became more and more of an obsession. He loved the look of it, and he loved the noise it made. But whereas a decent electric bass will cost a few hundred pounds, a good acoustic bass can set you back a few thousand.
The day of reckoning finally came for Larry Bartley. He decided to ditch all his regular electric bass gigs, took up all the odd jobs he could find, got some help from a supportive girlfriend, and started saving up for his first double bass.