Good EUBs at a Decent Price
I've been using the BSX Allegro Acoustic for almost 8 years. I've used it for small jazz combos, big bands, and, lately, for pit orchestras as well. It has a great sound, pizzicato and arco. Mine was around $2700 with Mr. Fiumara's display stand.
I've also owned a Clevinger Bassic since 2001. It has a very good pizzicato sound, but its arco sound is a bit harsh for my tastes. However, it has almost no feedback issues, so it's a good instrument in situations where the volume level is maybe a little loud. (I've used it on wedding band gigs where the music ranged from Glenn Miller to Motown.) It's more expensive than the BSX but has been a highly useful instrument and a great value for me.
For what it's worth, I run both of these basses through the G-K 12" combo amp.
There are other much less expensive (Chinese-made, perhaps?) instruments available. I've seen ads putting these instruments in the $500-700 range, but I suspect that you get what you pay for.
Last edited by Glenn Harris : 05-15-2013 at 02:56 PM.
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