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Posted by Dave C on January 12, 2002 at 16:18:57:
In Reply to: So what's up with DeVilli ?! posted by Rocky on January 09, 2002 at 09:50:55:
Devilli is basically a generic Chinese made lower end bass. It is made in the same factory as other $400 price range basses like Cremona, Palatino, Merano, etc., that you see on Ebay for around $500 with "free shipping". They will most likely be drop shipped directly from a distributor without being inspected for damage or defects and will most certailly need a good bit of setup work done just to get them reasonably playable. The strings, as most strings are that are included with a new bass, a junk and will need to be replaced immediately. The soundpost will need to be checked and set, the fingerboard may need to be dressed and the bridge, because it is a cheaper soft material, will probably need to be replaced, too. That's all a best case scenario. At worst, there could be problems with the neck joint quality, neck straigntness and joint strength on the body. Higher end Chinese basses can be really nice, but these lower end Chinese basses can be REALLY bad news. Sometimes you might get a fairly decent one, but most of them are bad news and by the time you spend the dough to get is set up and fixed, you could have purchased a lower end Englehardt or Strunal or even a used Englehardt, Kay, etc.
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