Posted by JP on June 12, 2000 at 15:17:51:
In Reply to: LOOKING FOR FIRST UPRIGHT posted by Russell Garrett on June 01, 2000 at 00:51:53:
: i've been playing electric bass for quite sometime and would like to enter the world
: of uprights. however i need some help in finding and selecting an instrument. i am on
: a pretty tight budget, but i know these things aren't cheap. i don't need a top of the
: like instrument but i do want something that is playable. any advice on what brand
: or how much i will have to spend. any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
www.jimlaabs.com has cheap uprights, but I don't know about the quailty. You might also want to check your local band instrument rental places to see if you can rent an upright just to see if you like playing it. Usually the rental uprights don't look very pretty or in some cases sound super, but most play OK. Plus a lot of places let you put the money you spend in rent toward another upright of your choice. It's better than spending $$$ on something you decide isn't for you after a few months.
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