Posted by Mike Branch on January 04, 2000 at 10:41:00:
My 12 year old son is currently playing a school owned 3/4 Stand-Up Bass. It has served him well but is in rough condition. It hasn't had new strings in at least 4 or 5 years and I think the instruments condition is inhibiting his advancement. Also, his bow broke and the replacement is in bad shape. I've considered buying new strings and a bow but wonder if I would be better off to rent (rent to own) or buy rather than invest in something I don't own.
Although my son complains about having to practice he is proud of what he's learned so far and has recently decided to join a local youth orchestra. I don't want him to get frustrated because of substandard equipment. Any comments and/or suggestions from experienced musicians / parents are appreciated. So far it has been difficult to even find someone that has a Bass to rent so if you know of a company please forward a phone number or address.
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