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Posted by Soham (188.8.131.52) on April 29, 2002 at 07:04:45:
In Reply to: Re: Englehardt EM1 Maestro posted by Don Cornwell on April 27, 2002 at 12:55:33:
: : Hi, I'm new to upright basses, and thinking of buying a new Englehardt Maestro. I'm looking for opinions on the overall quality from people who actually have owned or have personal experience with this model in the recent past. I have read information about the ups and downs of the Kay/Englehardt line from Bob Gollihur's fine site, and comments from other sources.
: One advantage for the Maestro is that it is structually the same bass as the Supreme and
: Swingmaster less finish and trim. Second,
: depending on who does your set-up, you could
: have a very decent laminated bass for less than
: $2000. You could get an old Kay, King or American Standard that sounds the
: same or better for less money, providing you can
: find one, but for new laminates there are very few good choices. Hopefully, you will have the
: option to play several EM-1's as is, to get a
: feel for their tone. They will be some differences
: bass to bass, but a good luthier should be able
: to impove on that and make it easier to play.
: Good Luck, Don C.
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