Geoff Chalmers (Discover Double Bass Founder)

Geoff Chalmers

Based in the UK, Geoff has performed on numerous gigs, shows, tours and recording sessions. He has a degree in jazz bass, as well as a postgraduate diploma in classical music.

Geoff has studied with many of the best double bassists in the world including Zoltan Dekany, Roberto Carrillo-Garcia, Leon Bosch,  Božo Paradžik and Gjorgji Cincievski. 

In addition to being a busy freelance bassist Geoff is also an experienced educator having taught bass at schools, colleges and universities, as well as to hundreds of private students.

In August 2013 Geoff founded Discover Double Bass with its online lessons library and step-by-step courses.  It's now the world's largest online double bass school with the videos being viewed thousands of times a day.

London Bass Guitar Show workshop (photo by Future Publishing)

London Bass Guitar Show workshop (photo by Future Publishing)


Geoff Chalmers' Double Bass, Strings and Amplification

Geoff Chalmers plays a German double bass from the late 19th century. It has previously been re-varnished to match new wood that was used when the front was replaced. This accounts for it's darker than average colour.
Geoff uses the UK double bass luthier Martyn Bailey for all instrument set up and repairs. 

Geoff also uses the following equipment:

  • Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Weich Strings. 
  • Fishman Full Circle pickup.
  • Acoustic Image Clarus amplifier (single channel).
  • Euphonic Audio Wizzy 12” M-Line cab.
  • Heil PR40 microphone for recording.

Hear GEoff Play

I’ve purchased 2 courses from Geoff and both have been extremely influential and helpful. I Wouldn’t be the bassist I am today without Discover Double Bass.
— Jimmy Brand
Geoff is not only a great bassist… he is also an awesome bass teacher

— Scott Devine (founder of Scott’s Bass Lessons)
I found Discover Double Bass to be a great way to learn. Geoffs style is informative and engaging, I recommend his classes to anyone looking to get started or brush up their skills on the Bass.
— Darryl Clark
Geoff Chalmers is an excellent bassist and educator. His lessons at Discover Double Bass are clear, concise, and certain to help bassists of all abilities!
— Steve Gregory (Staff Writer for Bass Musician Magazine)
Thanks Geoff for putting these courses together, they are inspiring and I am learning so much from them!
— Robert Ham
Geoff’s course is chock full of useful comments and tips. It’s like getting a full-time tutor at a fraction of the cost.
— Craig De Yong