Space for a double bass is certainly a thing, but when you get one, you just make room for it - something can be shifted out of the way to accommodate it. Hell, I can even fit one in my music room and that’s a small room along with all my other crap in there
I was playing mine last night and noticed something - I have a pickup that slides between the gaps of the wooden bridge. I say slides, but it’s more like I have to put a fair bit of pressure on it to get it between the wood. And I’ve noticed that if it’s not in the perfect position, the amplification isn’t as pronounced. I think I’ve got it right now but I’d be interested to know what other pickups everyone uses for their double bass? I’m pretty sure mine could be a better one as I’ve only got to touch/move mine slightly and I get a different noise level.
This is what it looks like in position -
I’ve seen ones that have multiple round bits on the end where it would presumably be placed in different areas on the bridge? Considering the one I got was about £100, I’d rather learn from you guys before experimenting with new expensive ones!