While I agree that if you have it, dropping a couple grand on a nicer instrument is a good thing. That said, I spent years wishing I had an upright, but not having one. Finally, my wife got tired of watching me lust after them and she dropped $600 on a used Palatino with a Fishman and case as a surprise birthday gift. Is it a great bass? No. Am I now a year into playing an upright that I would not have been otherwise? Yep.
Moral - If your budget is a cheap chinese bass or no bass, get the cheap chinese bass. It beats the hell out of wishing.
Last edited by DILYSI Dave : 03-03-2014 at 07:26 AM.