Posted by Zach on October 16, 2001 at 19:32:14:
In Reply to: need to buy a bass, and have no idea as to where from or what I'm going to get posted by Flook on October 16, 2001 at 13:55:46:
I own a 6-string fretless bass. I decided to double on upright about 3 years ago, and it was probably the best decision I ever made. I get a lot more gigs with my abilities to play, and although I have to borrow one for the gigs I do because I don't own one, it's definitely a gift to have upright chops. I too am looking to invest in my own upright....I think I've finally built up the chops to do it...but it does take time. Don't think it's a simple transition, because it ain't. I've had to relearn upright based solely on my ability to read music...there's a different technique, different fingerings, and a lot more work involved. Good luck!
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