Re: Acoustic bass

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Posted by Dennis R on January 05, 2001 at 15:01:57:

In Reply to: Acoustic bass posted by Miroi on December 07, 2000 at 13:37:02:

: I'm going to buy myself an acoustic bass, and I'd like some suggestions on what to buy becous I've never bought an acoustic one before, so I have no idea what is good and what'ńs not.

Hi Miroi,
I've seen accaoustic basses priced from $500 to over $100,000. If you just want to learn and maybe grow into a bass, you might be able to find a plywood bass for under $2000 (maybe an old Kay bass). If a bass looks beat up, it could be a dog or a gem. If you see a solid wood bass at a low price, grab it. If it sounds good and plays easy, call me, I'll buy it. There are so many components to the instrument that could be fixed to make it sound and play better, including: bridge height and position (you can get an adjustible bridge),end pin, sound post (inside the bass), condition of strings, finger board, body condition, etc. Usually, the older the instrument, the more potential it has so 'sing' as long at it is 'set up' right. Any way, 'what is good' regarding anything is always a matter of personal taste. If you play a bass that sounds and feels good to you and is affordable, jump on it. I'm sure that it will be a good start for you. Hey, if and when you ever sell it, you will more than likely see that the instrunment was a good investment (on many levels. Good Luck,
Dennis R.

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