Lefty Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by GeorgeB, Aug 27, 2013.


  1. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for a lefty bass...tricky, I know...

    Can anyone help??!! My budget is approximately £2000 (that's $3000 or so)

    I've been considering the Thomann lefties...in some ways purely for convenience/budget...lefties are bloody difficult to come across, after all!

    Which leads me to a 2nd question: Should I go for wood or ply? I mostly gig jazz and I do so several times a week.

    Nice one!
  2. crgaston

    crgaston

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    Forgive my ignorance, but is there any reason why one could not take any old righty and set it up for lefty with a new bridge? Is it a bass bar/sound post thing?
  3. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB

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    Yes..my current bass is a righty setup as you say. And I must admit it doesn't sound too bad. But I play a lot, and I am intrigued to develop my ear/sound with the proper setup. Also, there's a curve on the fingerboard on my current bass...on the wrong side!!
    In a nutshell, as I play a lot, I'd like to have the thorough proper setup.
  4. LHbassist

    LHbassist

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    Reno, Nevada
    I'M LEFTY...and a string bass luthier. I re-barred my bass to full lefty. Bob Gollihur should be able to help you. I'm in the luthier's directory on his site. Dave Edwards, Reno, Nevada, U.S.A.
    Good luck!

    http://www.gollihur.com/
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  6. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

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    Don't know if anything they offer would fit your budget well enough but, according to Upton's site, they'll build anything lefty for a flat extra fee of $500.
  7. eub_player

    eub_player

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    Formerly known as Francois Blais...
  8. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB

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    Hi guys,
    Thanks for the replies. What a fantastic community of good people!
    However I must explain that I currently like in the UK!
    Apologies, I'm new and haven't yet set my location details...eek! Will do now..
    Thanks again, and will continue the search!
  9. Frits

    Frits

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    Hi George, as you can see in the for sale ad (see link in previous post) I live in Belgium, which is not too far away from the UK, I would say. Just post me a message or call 0032 472 64 25 51
    Cheers, Frits

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