Posted by Ran Bush on March 10, 2001 at 19:50:00:
In Reply to: Re: Cremona Basses? posted by Ed on March 01, 2001 at 10:06:57:
I also bought a Cremona as a way to move from electric bass to acoustic, and it worked out well for me. The Cremona I found for $650 also needed about $200 worth of set-up, and a set of decent strings, but it has been a good transition instrument for me. I also upgraded the end pin a while back 'cause it was pulling out. I've heard the stories of Cremonas tops collapsing and falling apart, but I've had this one for about 18 months, and it has held up fine. I'm playing bluegrass and slapping the neck a lot, and so far, no problems. I will also upgrade to a solid-top bass soon.
You might also look at Christopher's Workshop laminate basses, although I think that they are about $1000 in the San Francisco, CA area. I played a $2K Strunal at Gryphon in Palo Alto and was not impressed with it.
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