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Re: Buyer in D.C. wants plywood bass

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Posted by Rick Threadgill on January 31, 2002 at 14:23:38:

In Reply to: Buyer in D.C. wants plywood bass posted by Ike H. on January 28, 2002 at 22:43:26:

Hi, I live in Baltimore and if you're willing to make the drive Ted's music shop, next to Peabody Cons. is a trustworthy place to go. Lots of bad things have been said about Palatino, but it is just a style of bass and more than one company makes basses under this name. Ted's does not order shoddy stuff and they know what they are doing. The bass will be about 850 and you'll need to have it set up (I'd suggest David Mansbridge in Annapolis: Chesapeake Bass Viol Shop, 410-268-6698,) for 400-500. I bought one two years ago, had it set up and it has proven to be a very sturdy, fairly well-balanced bass. I was in a similar position to you and I've now been playing upright for two years with no maintenance needed besides strings. I gig 2-3 times a month and it has held up better than I expected. Also, if you are not satisfied with something, (one of my strings was bad,) Ted's will fix/replace it for free in the first month.


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