Need Help Buying My First Upright

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


  1. MellowMood

    MellowMood

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    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!

    http://buffalo.craigslist.org/msd/4179824375.html

    http://buffalo.craigslist.org/msg/4244957350.html
     
  2. dbassnut

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    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.
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  3. PNeher

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    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.
    Best!
    PN
     

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