Re: what to look for in a good bass


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Posted by Andy Seed on April 16, 2001 at 01:31:22:

In Reply to: Re: what to look for in a good bass posted by Reed on April 15, 2001 at 15:19:07:

: All Good Advice, Bob. Rory, I also suggest you check out this thread I posted on Buying a Double Bass-
: http://64.39.29.218/forum/showthread.php?s=4b1672b35019472395492621da7ddb7d&postid=117234&highlight=buying+a+double+bass#post117234

All good advice from Bob and Reed but if I was you I'd also check out David Gages "Buying a double bass" in Bass Player magazine (I think you can get to it on their website) but the best way is to take a luthier along.
I was lucky my first bass cost me $265 (but that was 20 years ago) and it's still fine now,my present bass cost $5500 but it is worth it !
Sometimes you come across real beauty's that look like dogs - other times you come across real dogs that look like beauty's all I can say is BE VERY CAREFUL , it's real easy to be ripped off out there !
Good luck,
Andy.



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