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Re: M1 Kay 3/4 or 4/4?

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Posted by Bob Gollihur on June 17, 2001 at 16:35:05:

In Reply to: M1 Kay 3/4 or 4/4? posted by Michael Proveaux on June 17, 2001 at 11:02:25:

: I'm planning on buying an upright to use in our newly formed bluegrass band. I currently play a Martin B1, which is great for an acoustic bass guitar, but we all know nothing will sound as full, rich and mellow as a double bass. The thing is that I don't know anything about them or how to play. I checked out a 1942 Kay in Mt.View, AR on Memorial Day and it was the best sounding bass I had heard since I've started looking. My question is: Are M1 Kay basses 3/4 or 4/4 size and would it matter? I'm thinking of buy a '42 M1.

To my knowledge, Kay did not make any 4/4 basses. The 3/4 size is "the standard" size for double basses. If you can get a solid '42 for a good price, grab it.

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