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Posted by spong on February 20, 2001 at 14:38:11:
In Reply to: First Upright posted by Erik on February 20, 2001 at 12:00:55:
I'm probably not the best person to give advice as I have just got into the double bass myself. I had the same dilema and ended up buying a laminated bass. So here is my case for buying laminated:
I think a good Laminated bass is probably a better choice than a carved bass of the same price if you are taking the inexpensive route, ie more overall quality/playability for the same price. Also, a laminated bass would be able to withstand damage and adverse temp/humidity better.
IF you are planning to amplify the bass, a laminated bass would not be as prone to feedback as a carved bass. Furthermore, if you amplify your bass, the tonal advantages of a carved bass would probably be pretty drastically reduced.
Try the link below for info, they also sell basses and even have a hybrid bass that has a solid carved top and laminated sides. May be the best of both worlds.
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