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Posted by David Brown on August 29, 2001 at 20:29:04:
In Reply to: Re: Cremona PALATINO posted by mike on August 29, 2001 at 12:24:36:
: 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 ?:
: : olivier
Well i bought my cremona from a local music store and paid 575.00 for the bass
and padded bass bag. The store owner told me that this bass listed for around 800.00. He was asking 600 for it and i managed to get him down another 25. As far as the tailpiece cable I have heard of the ones that
were made out of strands of rope or string which were bad about breaking but mine has a steel cable which lies inside of a rubber coated tube. This bass is brand new so i take it it came from the factory that way. That's why i asked if anyone knew if maybe they were making some changes in the quality of the parts they are using now.
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