Posted by Don on June 20, 2000 at 07:27:40:
In Reply to: Help needed on buying a bass posted by Kimberly on June 19, 2000 at 11:44:08:
: I'm hoping someone can help me out. I want to buy a bass for my husband, but I know very little about what good brands are and what I should look for when buying. I'm a pianist, and my husband has never played an instrument before, so neither of us know anything about what to look for. I have seen some relatively inexpensive basses listed on ebay (Palatino and Cremona), but are these worth the money? He will literally be a beginner, so it just needs to be something he can learn on that will have a decent sound. Also, he's 6'4", so would it be better to get a 3/4 or a 4/4 bass? Any help anyone can give would be greatly appreciated!
There is NO good reason to buy a 4/4, and some good reasons not to, even if there are low-end 4/4's available: 1) You'll never be able to resell it. 2)The left hand positions will be annoying, regardless of your husband's height.
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