Posted by Ed on September 05, 2000 at 16:20:15:
In Reply to: Novice posted by Rob Gordon on August 31, 2000 at 09:15:31:
: You should consider a new bass anytime one whose sound you like crosses your path. ALWAYS be on the look out for a likely bass. But in the meantime, do you have a good luthier in your area? One interim solution would be to have your bridge cut for adjusters. that way you can vary the string height at whim to find someplace you are comfortable and can change it as you gain experience.
When you say "guitar style" fingering, I assume you mean 1 finger per "fret". This does not work in the lower positions. What does your teacher recommend? You do have a teacher, right? There are any number of cats who tell me that out in the hinterlands you can still find Kays and American Standards in the $800 - 1000 range, so I'm not sure what you mean when you say there is little difference. Be sure to check out used basses as well as new basses.
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