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Re: A shell of its former self

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Posted by Ed on June 08, 2001 at 11:04:52:

In Reply to: Re: A shell of its former self posted by Andy Seed on June 06, 2001 at 16:56:21:

I categorically deny that I am not now nor have ever been married to Kay Corelli.
And yeah, I use'm and like'm. As far as the Kay thang, you didn't use the word "dumping", but you DID say "If they're so good why does everyone seem to want to sell them - just a thought !"
That's not an implication? OK if you say so, but if it smells like a wet dog....

FYI, most of the Kays on the market are from about the same vintage as your German bass. And, being a factory produced bass, sound quality runs the gamut from OK to really great. My teacher's "vacation house" bass is a beautiful sounding late 40s Kay that he had a new bridge and nice ebony board put on.
A 1958 Kay was my first upright. I played that through college and for my first couple of years here in NYC. I currently play a Mittenwald factory bass from the mid 20s (spruce top and a nicely flamed maple back) strung with CORELLIS, BY GOD.
Pretty much all jazz stuff, some free bag. the bass has a voice that projects really well (there's a lot of gigs that I play with no amp), I 'm generally happy with the amplified sound and it records wonderfully.
I don't know Michael Glas, but if you get a chance, check out this cat Paul Bryant. He lives somewhere on the southeast coast of Britland (he has a website) and makes copies of Panormo, Gabrielli and Lott basses.

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