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Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by jnmhorn, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. jnmhorn


    Jun 28, 2005
  2. Uncletoad


    May 6, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Proprietor Fifth Avenue Fret Shop. Technical Editor Bass Gear Magazine
    There are lots of posts about this stuff. Do a search and read some of the well considered opinions of those who have been around awhile. In short, don't waste your money. There are no usable cheap double basses. They cause injury and generate frustration. Read the FAQ's and posts and you'll see what I mean.
  3. No.
    Don't waste your money on this junk.
  4. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    Ditto, ditto, a thousand times, ditto!
  5. Tbeers


    Mar 27, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Well, there can be usable cheap basses. I know a guy who bought an old bass at a yard sale for $100. It turned out to be Italian and after restoration it's appraised at about $35k.

    But... this "Cremona" double bass doesn't strike me as that sort of a find. Don't buy it, you will only have horrible regrets later.
  6. Maybe I should go to some yard sales...
  7. jmain

    jmain Oo, Uhn't uh, Yes! Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    All I've found so far is the ubiquitous coffee maker. But I'll keep going, hoping at least for old Kay...I'd be happy.
  8. M_A_T_T


    Mar 4, 2004
  9. jnmhorn


    Jun 28, 2005
    Its actually a Palatino 3/4 and it just needs a bridge. This is pretty raw. Should I just go for a $700 Strunal instead.
  10. bass_means_LOW


    Apr 12, 2004
    Las Vegas
    These strings look exactly like the made in China strings I buy over here in Thailand for retail $20. They're not bad.