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Douglas SB-35 SN Ash?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by quad_strings, Nov 17, 2005.


  1. quad_strings

    quad_strings

    Jan 22, 2003
    MD
    http://www.rondomusic.net/sb35.html

    it's a Douglas SB-35 SN Ash

    i've been playing my 4-string Spector Performer for almost 2 years now and thinking of getting a 5-string. a friend of mine recommended me that site and i saw this bass. very good price, but i was hoping i could get a little input from you guys.

    is it worth the buy?

    thanks! :hyper:
     
  2. IotaNet

    IotaNet Supporting Member

    I need a cheap 5-banger as an alternative to my Barker. I saw this bass and am intrigued.

    Anybody know anything about them?

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  3. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    The Douglas bass line at Rondo is the middle step between the SX basses (lower end) and Brice basses (higher end). LIke the SX's, Douglas basses are made in China .... Brice is Korean.

    The primary differences between the SX and Douglas are the obvious changes in body style and headstock, different electronics (pups and controls) and different hardware. Construction-wise, Douglas is a little nicer than the SX, but no where near as nice as the Brice line.

    I've had the opportunity to mess around with the Douglas 5 on several occassions .... not bad, but you would be far better off if you can locate a used Brice 5. The used price will likely be the same as the new Douglas, but the quality will be quite a bit higher. I'm not really sure if Rondo even carries a 5 string Brice anymore.

    Generally, there is not a great difference between the SX 5 and Douglas 5 in terms of sound ...... more a question of your preference for body style, neck width, etc ...... :cool:
     
  4. VJP

    VJP Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2001
    NJ
    For what it's worth, I just picked up a Douglass guitar from Rondo. Semi-Hollow, 335 copy. For $199, it's a great guitar. Doesn't look or feel cheap at all. Stays in tune, plays and sounds fine ( for my guitar needs).

    If this guitar is any indication, I would recommend the Douglas stuff.