Posted by Don on July 07, 2000 at 14:14:58:
In Reply to: 4/4,3/4,1/2,1/4,1/8,1/0 bass? What's in the size? help! posted by Julia on July 07, 2000 at 08:13:16:
: I'm hunting for a 1/8 size bass for my daughter (as posted earlier) but knowing little about them - how do I tell what size is what? How are they measured? Is there an easy 'rule of thumb' way to tell? I know I'm also supposed to look for solid top rather than laminated - any other useful tips? Thanks. Julia.
Julia, whatever you spend on a 1/8 bass is essentially money you'll never get back. If there was a market for reselling them, you'd have no trouble finding one now. Over the course of a lifetime, the consequence at age 8 of suffering with a laminated top rather than a carved top is miniscule. At the same time, it probably reduces the odds of your finding a 1/8 at all. Children outgrow these basses; somewhere between age 15 and 18, she'll be ready for a 3/4. Double Bassist magazine is printed in England. I'll check for their phone # tonight. They may be able to help you.
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