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Lefty Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by GeorgeB, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. GeorgeB


    Feb 12, 2009

    I'm looking for a lefty bass...tricky, I know...

    Can anyone help??!! My budget is approximately £2000 (that's $3000 or so)

    I've been considering the Thomann lefties...in some ways purely for convenience/budget...lefties are bloody difficult to come across, after all!

    Which leads me to a 2nd question: Should I go for wood or ply? I mostly gig jazz and I do so several times a week.

    Nice one!
  2. crgaston


    Dec 23, 2005
    Chattanooga, TN
    Forgive my ignorance, but is there any reason why one could not take any old righty and set it up for lefty with a new bridge? Is it a bass bar/sound post thing?
  3. GeorgeB


    Feb 12, 2009
    Yes..my current bass is a righty setup as you say. And I must admit it doesn't sound too bad. But I play a lot, and I am intrigued to develop my ear/sound with the proper setup. Also, there's a curve on the fingerboard on my current bass...on the wrong side!!
    In a nutshell, as I play a lot, I'd like to have the thorough proper setup.
  4. LHbassist


    Apr 4, 2003
    Reno, Nevada
    I'M LEFTY...and a string bass luthier. I re-barred my bass to full lefty. Bob Gollihur should be able to help you. I'm in the luthier's directory on his site. Dave Edwards, Reno, Nevada, U.S.A.
    Good luck!

  5. drurb

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

    Apr 17, 2004
    Don't know if anything they offer would fit your budget well enough but, according to Upton's site, they'll build anything lefty for a flat extra fee of $500.
  6. GeorgeB


    Feb 12, 2009
    Hi guys,
    Thanks for the replies. What a fantastic community of good people!
    However I must explain that I currently like in the UK!
    Apologies, I'm new and haven't yet set my location details...eek! Will do now..
    Thanks again, and will continue the search!
  7. Frits


    Sep 21, 2007
    Belgium (Europe)
    Hi George, as you can see in the for sale ad (see link in previous post) I live in Belgium, which is not too far away from the UK, I would say. Just post me a message or call 0032 472 64 25 51
    Cheers, Frits