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Posted by Jeff Utter (24.59.51.57) on September 16, 2002 at 17:47:54:

Hey, i just purchased my first upright bass. It was rather pricey, and i'm going to school for music education so it's gotta last :-D ... the highschool i was in had trash for instruments and i was never taught how to properly take care of them. So, how can i keep my bass in good condition? I'm mostly referring to ambient conditions... what's a good temperature, should i get a humidifier/dehumidifier ect.... Also is there any special kind of cloth i should get for cleaning the bass, and getting rosin off the strings?

Additionally, the bass didnt' come with a bow, but i will need to purchase one soon, before college audition.So, i was wondering what are some good "name brands" to look for on bows? i've seen some floating around on ebay in the $90 price range, are those quality (they say handmade wood, and horse hair)?

Also, any tips for a kid who is begenning in the professional world of bass, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Jeff Utter


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