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5 string trial

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by mattb43, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. mattb43


    Jan 24, 2006
    Hello Folks,
    Looks like a great forum, reminds me of
    "The Bottom Line" of yore. Anyone in the
    Worcester Ma USA area have a Wordsmith
    Associates Bulgarian 5 string upright bass
    I could try out? I'm thinking of buying one.
    Does anyone have experience with the
    Bulgarian basses? Any help appreciated.
    Thanks and warm low freq regards..
  2. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    I know that silversorcerer has owned one along with a couple other guys, but I can't remember if any of them tried the 5 string model. The basses are somewhat debated, and they have rather wide necks as well as very heavy (solid) construction from thick tops and backs. Most of use woudl knwo them as "Bob G bulgarians, since the Wordsmith is kind of passe' as far as Bob's operations and legal identities go.
  3. mattb43


    Jan 24, 2006
    Thanks very much for the reply, Yes it's the Bob G
    bulgarian I'm interested in. I'd love to know if anyone
    has one I could check out. Any opinsions would be
    appreciated. I'm currently chasing an Englehart 4 string
    to rent, but really want to hear the five string.
    Thanks again
  4. I can't help you up there in Massachusetts, but I really am enjoying my carved bass that I got from Bob. If you want a good 5-string for a small price, you can't beat one these, IMO. I find the neck and FB quite comfortable, much more so than my old czech 4-string. Mine is the larger 7/8-4/4 size. It plays pretty easily and sounds great.:)
  5. mattb43


    Jan 24, 2006
    Great input SS, thanks very much. I looked at a nice
    King Moretone 4 string that a Luthier in the area has
    available and have been going through the huge amount of
    info available in this excellent forum. Seems this search
    might take a little longer than I thought, but I think it
    will be worth the effort. I'm going to rent for a while and
    see if I can get down to Bob's place sometime to play a 5
    string. I figure I'll give it at least a couple of months.
    I'm sure that I'll have more questions as I move along.
    Thanks again