Writing a piece with D.B. and I wanted to know if it's possible for a
good player to pull off bends; perpendicular to the finger-board. If
so, can it be done exceeding a whole step?
Thanks for any input.
My advice is this: Since the double bass is not fretted, you should
consider a glissando instead, with the expression that you're trying to
make it sound like the bend of an electric guitar. This way the
friction is from string to finger and not grinding on one's
fingerboard, and there's no limit to how wide the pitch range is.