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Country / Rockabilly Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jbell67, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. jbell67


    Apr 28, 2009

    Can anyone recommend a good bass for playing slap, for old country and rockabilly styles?

    I am looking at Englehardts. like the Swingmaster and the ES1.

    Are there any less expensive to be considered for playing old honky tonks with beer and cigs surrounding the stage?

    My band plays 3-6 times a month at clubs.

    I have never owned an upright. I currently play an electric 5-string. So, this is all new to me.

  2. Oops this is in the wrong half of TalkBass... Needs to go in the DB forums...

    A less expensive alternative to a new Englehardt would be a used Englehardt!

    But what I did was buy one of the last few Musima laminate basses from a dealer in the NY area sold under the "Eberle" brand; you can find them for sale on eBay occasionally but not for much longer. With new, lighter-tension strings and a setup, it makes a great rockabilly bass.

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