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Posted by mark (220.127.116.11) on April 09, 2002 at 21:33:06:
In Reply to: Re: Christopher vs. older plywood posted by Rich Laird on April 09, 2002 at 14:00:44:
: Laminated basses don't go through the same kind of "aging" process that carved instruments do...at least not as much. So, age probably is not much of a factor, either way. Condition, of course, is a big factor in buying anything.
: Which bass do you like? Sound is important, but don't forget to take playability and setup into account.
: If you're not totally confident in your ability to decide which instrument suits you best, get some expert assistance from another player.
: Not having seen/heard/played any of the instruments you're talking about, it's really hard to say. Having said that, I inclined to agree with you would probably lean toward the older, German bass.
Thanks for the reply. I guess my expert in this case is my teacher, who does have a sort of conflict of interest because he wants to sell me his bass, as does the other expert, the
luthier. I think they are both sincere & honest guys, and the hybrid Christopher definitely is the best bass, and I can afford it. But I'm a bit wary...
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