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Posted by Eddie (220.127.116.11) on April 12, 2002 at 11:55:16:
In Reply to: Good Chinese vs. Wilfer Bass posted by Eric on April 11, 2002 at 08:54:55:
: I am buying a new fully-carved string bass. I am considering a top of the line Chinese which cost $3,400 or a Wilfer which costs $5,500. Any thoughts about which way to go? Any horror stories about either bass?
I bought a top line Chinese Bass last year,
close to same price range as the one you're
considering, because it had a better tone
than some European Basses in the same price range.
The sound has gotten better in the last year, and
the only problem I've had, was a slightly loose
tuning peg "ear" which causes the open E
to buzz when bowed. I've corrected the tuning peg.
Everything else seems OK.
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