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Posted by Don Cornwell (220.127.116.11) on August 14, 2002 at 17:13:34:
In Reply to: Cremona SB-2? posted by Fiddler Jones on August 02, 2002 at 22:34:49:
: I haven't had an acoustic bass available since high school. I'm in college now and I'm finally looking to buy one. Back in my highschool days I had an Engelhardt EM-1 to play. Now I'm considering being a tad more economical with a Cremona SB-2.
: Has anyone played an SB-2? Is it worth it or should I just hold out and buy my own EM-1?
I have two Kays and one Chinese hybrid(brand unknown) and while it is true that some Chinese
laminates are not worth the money, it is not true
that all Chinese basses are junk. Shen laminates
compare very favorable with Englehardts(in sound,
construction, finish and price) and there are hand carved Chinese basses that are very good values. I have heard old American laminates and European hand carved basses that sound like s**t and have heard great sounding laminates and solid wood basses. Buying a bass is like buying a car--take it for a test ride first. Good Luck, Don C.
P.S. I would not recommend Cremona and Palatino
laminates, but check out the Shen. If you can't
find a luthier/music store that carrys them, email me and I will find out the name of the importer.
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