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Low C extension on a plywood

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by olps, Jan 25, 2003.


  1. olps

    olps

    Nov 12, 2001
    Canada
    Do you think it's worth getting a low C extension put onto a plywood bass? I do plan on getting a better double bass, but not for a long time. Thanks.
     
  2. It's a very rare plywood that can get a decent sound below E. If your bass has a really knock-out E string it might be worth trying, but 95 percent of time I would say no.
     
  3. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

    Feb 16, 2002
    Brewster, NY, USA
    Lots of my "Broadway" clients have put extensions on their good plys with fine results. In the pits, when the composer specifies a low C or D, that's what you have to play...Many players feel that the extension, with its extra string length, actually opens up the bottom end.
     
  4. Apparently Arnold's clientele has much better quality plys than the ones I see here in the Midwest.
     
  5. olps

    olps

    Nov 12, 2001
    Canada
    Good points, I do spend alot of time palying in the pit.