Hello fello bassists,
I fell in love with double bass after watching local jazz and blues bands and want a good all rounder, they are both similar price but appear to be rather different. Most notable is the varnished Primavera P50 Laminate Double Bass
and the Canadian maple Archer Double Bass
Although Im only young I am 6ft so I presume I need a standard 3/4 size
1) which one do you rate as the better double bass going off the specs?
2) and the Primavera states its a Gamba design but I do not see this in the picture? http://www.gear4music.com/Woodwind-B...ouble-Bass/8UV
Body: Hand carved, Atelier built
Top: Hand carved select Canadian spruce
Back: Flamed select two-piece Canadian maple with matching ribs and scroll
Finish: Hand applied oil in orange-brown with slight antiquing
Bridge: Adjustable, Maple, 3 piece construction
Neck: Maple with hardwood fingerboard
Tuning Plate: Brass engraved with nickel winders
Type: German style, octagonal pernambuco bow with horsehair
Adjuster: Ebony with two nickel bands
Lapping: Nickel silver with leather thumbpiece
Frog: Fully mounted and lined round heel ebony with abalone pearl eye
Primavera P50 Laminate Double Bass 3/4 Outfit (Gamba Design) — an entry level three-quarter size double bass designed for beginners and students. Comes complete with a
The back and ribs are constructed from highly figured maple (laminate), with a spruce laminate table. This double bass is finished in a lightly shaded, amber brown varnish. The sound and style will fit most musical genres - whether played in an orchestra, or as part of a jazz ensemble or big band.
Primavera Bow (with half-mounted ebony frog)
Padded Cover (with carrying straps)
Ebony fingerboard with ebony top-nut
Chrome-plated individual machine heads
Metal alloy tailpiece
Height adjusters allow for different playing styles
Any advice would be much appreciated, I hope you can help me not buy a stinker!
I also look forward to replying to talkbass posts.