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Posted by steve on May 04, 2001 at 13:31:43:
In Reply to: Antori Double Bass posted by Saul on May 04, 2001 at 10:24:31:
: Anyone got a Chinese made plywood Antori Double Bass or had any experiences with one? Thinking of buying one because it's all I can afford. Indeed, they are ridiculously cheap £385 !!! Looks nice, sounds nice (it does, really!) and seems well built...what's the catch???
I think i may have one of these basses,but i thought it said Antoni? maybe my eyes are worse than i thought!.anyway i got mine from Overwater in Carlisle,and very pleased i am with it for the price.A change of strings,a decent pickup/preamp,if you are amplifying,should get you a reasonable sound.
Definitely not a virtuoso machine but a good knockabout giggable upright.
BTW i stripped and refinished mine,when you get past that amber fence wood preserver,the quality of build is not great,but substantial enough to take a good slapping
The catch is it will never be worth any more than you paid for it and there maybe some crack repairs in the future(read-neck at body joint)
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