Help With A New Bass (Upton, Emporium, Lemur?)

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by DBDill, Nov 26, 2012.


  1. DBDill

    DBDill

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    I was hoping for some insight into the different basses around $7,000 from any major outlet. Anyone have any input/recommendations? Thanks
  2. Violen

    Violen Instructor in the Vance/Rabbath Method Supporting Member

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    Could you tell us what shops your in driving distance of?

    Im going to be posting a review or two in the next month of the 5600 dollar carved line from KC Strings. i can tell you on first impressions that they are monsters. The shop is amazing and have have lots of great basses, new and old.
  3. Dave Irwin

    Dave Irwin

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    For 7k and some patience, you can find a nice old bass too. Get to know the players/teachers in your area as well as getting to the best shops you can. In addition to playing the basses yourself, ask the seller/shop owner to A/B some basses for you. That really helped me find my current "old" bass.
  4. powerbass

    powerbass

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    Your OP is too vague - what kind of music do you play, what are you looking for in a bass etc. Be specific. Do you want customer service feedback, quality control.... You will hear over and over - you gotta get out and play basses to see which one resonates for you.
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  6. boylebass

    boylebass

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    The ISB conference is in June in Rochester, NY. You will rarely <never?> have a chance to see so many instruments in one place. All the purveyors you have mentioned are usually there. If you do your homework, you'll be rewarded.

    I bought my main bass at the ISB in OKC (2007). A carved Juzek <label> from 1930, freshly restored by Dustin Williams, for $4.5K. Not a bad value.

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