Posted by philip on January 12, 2001 at 23:56:31:
In Reply to: Re: Cremona SB-1 posted by philip on January 12, 2001 at 23:37:00:
i have just picked up a cremona sb1. this is a great bass for the MONEY. , THE TONE IS JUST AS GOOD, AND THE VOLUME IS JUST AS AS LOUD AS BOTH OF MY 50'S KAY AND MY ROTH FINCH FIBERGLASS 3/4. WHAT YOU DON'T GET IS THE CLEAN FINISH WORK AT THE SEEMS. THE FINGER BOARD IS PAINTED, AND WITH SOME GUITAR POLISH, IT SEALS UP WELL. IT IS STRONG AS AN ENGLEHEART OR KAY. I DID HAVE ONE PROBLEM WITH THE TAIL PIECE TIE ON, IT BROKE , ONLY BECAUSE OF WEEK CLAMPING. I REPLACED IT WITH MY OWN SYSTEM, AND NO PROBLEMS SINCE. THE ACTION IS PERFECT FOR ME! AND WITH THE DECENT GIG BAG THAT COMES WITH IT, I CONSIDER IT A GREAT STARTER BASS. CONSIDER HOW MUCH IT WILL GET BUMPED AND BANGED, AND WHY DO THIS TO A MORE EXPENSIVE MODEL. GO FOR IT!!!!!
: : : 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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