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Posted by mike on August 29, 2001 at 12:24:36:
In Reply to: Re: Cremona upright bass posted by olivier on August 29, 2001 at 10:02:27:
i just put correli strings on my palatino,it is a remarkable improvement but it is still not a very good bass. new nut, new bridge, new strings and many hours of labor make me wish i had purchased a real bass.
: The main problem with the Cremona is that the ones that sell on e-bay for under 500$ usually require a new fingerboard, a new set of string, a new bridge, a new tailpiece cable and a new endpin, plus a few hours of skilled work to be playable... so that you are in the 1500$ range!
: You'd get an Englehardt for that price. And Kays/Englehardts are not particularly good basses (I'll get fried for that), not too long ago you could not sell one for more that a half grand, but now that acoustic/unplugged music is back in fashion...
: Congratulation for digging out a good Cremona, David, what did you pay for it ?
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