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Re: A fantastic christmas present - now what do I do?

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Posted by steve on December 26, 2001 at 06:34:07:

In Reply to: A fantastic christmas present - now what do I do? posted by big g and his new friend Bruno on December 26, 2001 at 05:19:37:

: A conversation in the pub a few months ago has resulted in the most splendid christmas present - a 3/4 double bass!

: I'm a classically trained keyboardist who has latterly been playing much blues and a little jazz and this is a great present as I want to get into bass playing.

: The question is: what should I do now? Its in pride of place on its stand, my daughter has named it (sorry him) Bruno, its in tune and I've been having a trial go but would appreciate all and any advice from you guys out there.

: I'm assuming a 3/4 bass is perfectly adequate for a starter. Should I be planning to upgrade to a full size when and if I get more proficient?

: What about pickups/bugs - what's the advice on this?

: I do hope you can help

: All the best

: big g and his new friend Bruno (the bass)

Congratulations on the new aquisition,you will find all sorts of useful advise on this message board and others such as 3/4 bass is the standard bass and will be o.k. for you unless you are 7ft tall.If you read threads on Talkbass it will become immediately apparant that a teacher is going to be one of the first items on your shopping list,as for pickups etc.people have their own preferences but you could do a lot worse than look at Bob Gollihurs site(you will find a link from one of his messages further down this board)for great advise on all things bass.Bob is one of the good guys in the retail music industry and i have yet to hear a bad comment about him or his services,check out his site for literally tons of info and links to other useful sites.
Good luck.

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