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Ampeg Baby Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Flat Bass, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. Flat Bass

    Flat Bass

    Dec 8, 2002
    Anyone know about these? Sound, Playablity versus a real 3/4 size upright? The specific one I am speaking of is a vintage 1960's model.
  2. They are the ideal latin music bass!
    I had one for several years, which I had modified to play modern jazz, but I sold it to a guy who wanted to get the real[/w] bass for his salsa band. (I put it back in original state when I sold it)
    You get a thumpy, thud-like tone.
    Steve Azola and Ray Ramirez are making fine, new renditions of the original BB.
  3. mje


    Aug 1, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    I've seen a few of these modified, with a wooden bridge and K&K or Fishman pickup fitted in place of the aluminum bridge. Gets a slightly more woody sound.

    They're nice instruments, very playable and pretty rugged. A friend of mine had one in High School... very cool back in '70.
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