Need Help Buying My First Upright

Discussion in 'Ask Patrick Neher' started by MellowMood, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. MellowMood


    Dec 30, 2013
    So I've been playing bass for about 15 years now and have always wanted an upright bass but didn't even know where to start, it seems like different world from what i know. I've found 2 potential starter upright basses on craigslist within my price range but i don't want to over pay or buy something with an issue that i overlooked because of my lack of knowledge. Are either of these two worth my time? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. dbassnut


    Apr 1, 2008
    If you have any friends who teach the double bass, it would be a good idea for them to have a look at the instrument first.
    Better to get a good instrument to learn on instead of learning on one that doesn't respond.
  3. PNeher


    Mar 31, 2005
    Santa Fe Area, NM
    Always play a bass before you consider buying it. The bass should WOW you -- like you can't live without it!
    Go to your local string instrument shop, and try out a bunch before you decide. A modern bass generally will not have as much value as an older (USED!) bass. So, try everything ... and take your time... no need to rush.

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