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Re: Acoustic Bass sales in NYC

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Posted by Ed on January 09, 2001 at 11:03:47:

In Reply to: Re: Acoustic Bass sales in NYC posted by Lawrence on January 08, 2001 at 18:28:40:

Yeesh, there's not gonna be a lot. There's a joint BRASS AND WOODWIND on 23rd St/ between 5th and 6th that sells the ply Strunal and the Hybrid Strunal. The Hybrid (carved top, plywood back and sides)goes for around $1400, it generally needs at least the bridge cut for adjusters. But it's not a bad sounding bass.
I don't think you're gonna find anything in a shop for that little bread, you may be able to hook up a deal with a private individual. Just stay away from the Palantino/Cremona/Parrot pieces of crap you see on E-bay.
For $2000 Gage is selling a Christopher plywood. I've played one there and the bass sounds good, good projection,nice low end, good ebony board, excellent bridge with adjusters and is already set up. The rap I hear is that for arco/legit work the hybrid Strunal would be the best bet, but for pizz the Christopher.
By way of recommendation, Michael Moore (don't be lazy, do a search on his name)uses this bass currently.

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