Buying my first Upright that will be completely mine

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by MurvintheWalrus, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. MurvintheWalrus


    Sep 21, 2007
    Hey, as the title says, im gonna buy my first upright and i was wondering if you guys have any tips on buying, shopping around. I just want a good used one at a local shop that i can mic and fit for like piezo and input stuff. I will use it for jazz upright. Any tips recommendations, introductions to the process of buying an upright?
  2. Gearhead43


    Nov 25, 2007
    Check out the newbie links and use the search function, that's the most asked question on this board!

    My only advise would be try before you buy, if possible.

    Good luck!
  3. StyleOverShow

    StyleOverShow Still Playing After All These Years Supporting Member

    May 3, 2008
    I was looking into buying one but opted for a fretless. I remember body and neck integrity are essential. Some necks are repaired and fine, check intonation by harmonics to confirm. Rattles from open strings may indicate interior support problems.

    If you have an instructor have them take a look at it, or have it evaluated at a local music store.

    Congrats on whatever you buy and enjoy it!
  4. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard Commercial User

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    Black Dog Bass Works
  5. And on point #2, if you are taking lessons, the "someone else" should be your teacher.

    Good luck.