Posted by Michael Temple on May 25, 2000 at 19:41:56:
In Reply to: Views on upright electric acoustic for beginner? posted by Mark R. on May 24, 2000 at 20:00:07:
: I'm a bass beginner with cheapo electric I bought for 50 bucks in the early '80'sand a few bass lessons.. I know I want to play jazz-- can improvise OK on trombone, have loved jazz for 30 years, can play some guitar-- but I don't know how to switch to a decent sounding upright. It won't fit in my car, for one!
: What are some views on the upright electric acoustics as an alternative? Can anyone recommend a mid-priced model or give any tips about these instruments? I've liked the sound I've heard in concerts.
The Azola Bug Bass is a decent sounding electric upright that is pretty inexpensive, you may even find one used. You may also want to consider a Kay acoustic bass and add a pickup. You could pick up the Kay for about the same price as a decent electric upright.
You are not going to find anything playable for $50, you need to think at least $1,000 to $2,000
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