Re: Novice

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Posted by Rob Gordon on August 31, 2000 at 19:36:44:

In Reply to: Re: Novice posted by Reed on August 31, 2000 at 17:39:37:

: : 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.

Thanks for the pointers. I'm serious enough at
this point to consider a new bass.

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