Are Galveston basses any good?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BurbsToo, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. BurbsToo

    BurbsToo Guest

    Sep 16, 2007
    UMass, Amherst
    I was looking at some galveston 8 strings on the interwebs, and from the pictures, they seem to be pretty good basses, but I've never heard of this brand before. Anyone own or played one before?
  2. a guy I know had an 8 string Galveston, he ended up selling it because he didn't like the (very tight) string spacing. It sure sounded good though, that low F# was monstrous!
  3. BurbsToo

    BurbsToo Guest

    Sep 16, 2007
    UMass, Amherst
    Well my hands look like spider legs, so I'm not worried about spacing. Glad to hear it sounded sweet. =)
  4. SuperSnake2012

    SuperSnake2012 floppy b strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    Bronx, NY
    Aren't Galvestons the house brand of Sam Ash or am I confusing them with someone else?
  5. SteveMcB

    SteveMcB Guest

    Feb 7, 2006
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Are we talking 8 string as in ERB or 8 string as in double-course?

    I have played a Galveston 12 string (multi-course) which was a nice bass, but not quite as nice as the Dean 12 I ended up buying. It played pretty well, but the 2-band eq preamp was a little hissy, and the Dean played better. I believe the Galveston's are made in the same factory as the lower end Deans in Korea, and they make some nice instruments.

    I haven't played a Galveston ERB (or any ERB for that matter), just not my thing.

    I don't think they were ever the house brand for Sam Ash (wasn't that Carlo Robelli???)

  6. not to my knowledge

    I was referring to an ERB
  7. ack

    ack Why Can't We All Get Along?

    Nov 19, 2006
    Somewhere near Raleigh
    I believe that Brownsville is the Sam Ash brand.
  8. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    Carlo Robelli is also.
  9. Illbay


    Jan 15, 2008
    Houston, Texas
    Wait, I thought it was Corpus Christi! No, wait, it's Del Rio! No, wait...!