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Azola Bugbass or NS CR4?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Yamarc, Sep 16, 2003.


  1. Yamarc

    Yamarc Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2002
    Northville, MI
    I am jumping into the worl of EUBs. I am a BG player and have never really played upright. Trying to figure out which of these basses is best for me. I will be playing a little of everything, jam funk, latin, folk, etc. LEt me know which you chose and why. pros and cons. Thanks, Marc
     
  2. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    The Bugbass has a very natural DB feel and sound, great fingerboard, it's very well made, and comes with some of the best tech support in the business, in the form of the Azola family. Looks nice, too. Get the floating top.
    Now my friend Bruce will jump in and tell you about the NS, which is also very cool, just different. Buy 'em both.
     
  3. mje

    mje

    Aug 1, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    While the NS is a gorgeous, well-made instrument, to me it doesn't sound or feel anything like a DB. I think the Azolas come much closer there- particularly the floating top models.
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Nah..I'm getting tired of this now! ;)

    I would say - do search or just browse through the DB - Basses section and there are lots of threads where the pros and cons of NS basses have been outlined at length.

    I will say that where you live is a big factor - I've never seen a an Azola bass in the UK - despite extensive searches and I don't really like the idea of mail oder/importing to Europe - especially without trying one first!