Posted by Be Careful Out There on January 05, 2001 at 11:45:24:
In Reply to: Cremona SB-1 posted by Cindy on January 05, 2001 at 07:51:39:
: I am wanting to learn upright bass(bluegrass) and was considering a Cremona SB-1.
: Is the tonal quality of these decent?
: What about playability?
Maybe I shouldn't say anything because I haven't even actually seen a Cremona bass in the flesh. But I've been reading a lot of different postings on this page and elsewhere that are talking about Cremona (and other basses from China) basses cracking and splitting with changes in the weather.
Just thought I ought to warn you.
From all reports, they sound OK....playability probably depends more on how well they are set-up and adjusted than anything.
My suggestion would be to try to learn a little more about what's out there...maybe get on the 2xbasslist (you can do that by first going to www.gollihur.com)...and explore some other options. I also don't know much about playing bluegrass, but bluegrass players seem to like basses by Kay, King, American Standard, and maybe Epiphone. None of these are really expensive.
Good Luck and Happy Hunting!
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