Posted by philip on January 12, 2001 at 23:37:00:
In Reply to: Re: Cremona SB-1 posted by Be Careful Out There on January 05, 2001 at 11:45:24:
: : Hello,
: : 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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