Posted by JuniorMint@mars.com on April 25, 2000 at 14:09:06:
In Reply to: Re: Cheap basses posted by Harrison Murray on March 04, 2000 at 20:11:30:
: : Having searched for a relativley cheap upright for about 4 months,I eventually found one for £330 (approx $500 I guess,).My teacher said this was a perfectly suitable bass for my current level of playing. After 12 months,I accidentaly damaged the bridge.For the cost of a new bridge and setup (£100).I know own a lovely sounding and playing instrument my luthier says it would cost me at least £2000 to find anything as nice. So you see, bargains are there to be had.But surely the bottom line is; you don't need to spend thousands of pounds or dollars on a bass whwn you are still a beginner or intermediate player.My teacher has a beautiful old English bass from the 1700's.When I play his it sounds like mine and vice versa!
: Vital advice that will prevent you from buying more junk heaps: Don't buy
: any bass under $1500 again.
Harrison you have missed the whole point once again...
This guy bought a bass for approx. $500, had to make an inexpensive repair
and came out with a bass worth $2000 (to simplify, it was the same bass - just
fixed up a little). If you opened your mind as much as your mouth you would
have picked up on that.
I have a good friend who bought a bass with a bag and a wood bow for $200 at an
antique shop. It turns out that the bow by it self would sell for around $600.
You never know what deals you can run into out there. Let's not dog people just
because they can't go out and spend ten grand on a bass.
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