Re: Novice

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Posted by Reed on August 31, 2000 at 17:39:37:

In Reply to: Novice posted by Rob Gordon on August 31, 2000 at 09:15:31:

: Questions:
: Is there a rule of thumb on string height? I play only pizzacato (jazz)
: right now, but will probably add a bow soon.v

: At what point should a novice consider a better bass? I can't see a whole
: lot of difference in basses in the $600-$1500 range, but do see a huge
: improvement in quality once you get over $2000.

: Finally, any recommendations on books on jazz technique?

First of all, Those Chinese basses are infamous for not being set up correctly.
1.Of Course String height is based on player preference and style, But there is
obviously a point where the Strings will rattle against the fingerboard from what I have seen from my feelow bassists, The minimum height is about 5mm from the end of the fingerboard and the Max height is probably around 12-15 mm
2. If you are planning on continuing, you should look for a better bass as soon as you can afford one.
3. For Beginner to intermediate Jazz Bass, Rufus Reid's Evolving Upward is a good one, Carol Kaye also has some good ones on Jazz Improv.

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