Posted by Timmy T on May 21, 2002 at 19:41:29:
In Reply to: Question about Palatino & Antonius posted by Kenny Palmer on May 08, 2002 at 18:26:22:
: Is anyone familiar with these brands? I'm trying to decide on purchasing an upright but Palatino,Antonius,and Cremona are only in my budget. Could I use these basses in public? I'm an electric bassist making a switch and know absolutely nothing about these instruments.
05/08/02 I received a Cremona SB2 upright purchased off of Ebay. I had previously owned a 1955 Kay C1. (should've kept that one). Depending on the style you are playing, this would be an Ok Bass. I looked at a Palatino and the finish seems to be lighter and more glossy. (I guess that's up to you). I chose this Cremona because of the price, factory set up and Ebony fingerboard and tail piece. I play a little bit of everything; Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Jazz and very little bowing. I put LaBella 7710 series rope core tape wound strings on this and it has great projection. I never even strung it up with the factory strings to see how it sounded. Most sellers out there just sell you the bass and have it drop shipped. The set up (setting of sound post, shaping & setting of the bridge,) are very costly extras. The guy I purchased from included all that as well as a nice case and bow. The bass's set up was fantastic. Total cost shipped to my door (I challenge you to find one cheaper that has the accessories and has been set up.) 649.00
Hope this info helps. E mail me for dealer name. He offers cheaper ones and also slightly more $$ Carved basses. (if you are an orchestra/jazz player, this may be of interest to you).
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