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Any tips for first time buyer????

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Robin.G, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. Robin.G


    Apr 7, 2006
    Hey Everyone im a bass guitarist from north wales i need to buy a double bass soon could anyone give me some advice to me about getting a quality value for money bass. My budget is about 5-£700. I really want to start learning and move to a vertical instument!! Cheers all!
  2. mje


    Aug 1, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    You might check the item just above this one that says something like "Bass links for newbies"
  3. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Increase your budget.
    Buy from a dealer that can service the bass in the coming years.
    Take the bass out "on trial" for a week and get opinions from other professional upright bassists in your area.
    Get a teacher.

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