Posted by Peter Doherty on November 06, 2001 at 14:47:50:
In Reply to: advice about new carved bass please!!! posted by Rory Dempsey on November 03, 2001 at 14:09:25:
: I am seriously thinking of buying a new bass.It will be my first good instrument.AT £5000, I want to be very sure that I'm getting value for my money -- hence the need for advice --
: The bass was made at the start of this year in Germany by Ernst Heinrich Roth.It looks beautiful and plays well too.If anyone has any experience in buying new carved basses (not cheap ply ones), could they please help.I would also appreciate it if anyone has any info about this maker, or anything else that you might find helpful.
: Many thanks
I imported a Korean carved bass from Lemur music in the states. They set it up and it plays beautifully for jazz. It looks good too. Cost after shipping and set up and customs about £2000. The sound is improving all the time. A new instrument needs a lot of playing.I originally had a Czech plywood which I thought was fine but after playing the new bass there is no comparison. But shop around.Bob Gollihur has good sounding Romanian basses. You can download an mp3 file to hear it.
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