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newbie: what to check when goinig used?

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by dadodetres, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. dadodetres


    Dec 19, 2004
    hi! im an electric bass player that want to enter the upright world.

    i saw a clasiffied today for a baby bass copy made by a local luthier (im in uruguay so thats the only choice i have)

    it had a piezo mic and a di marzio magnetic, each with a different out put. seemed comfortable and sounded pretty good. (the amp was a crap peavey so that disguised the sound a little)

    what should i take in consideration before buying it?

  2. Can you get a URB player to check it for playability?
    It's easy enough to change pickups & setup if the basic structure & geometry of the instrument is OK.
  3. dadodetres


    Dec 19, 2004

    what do you mean-? sorry but my english is not that good.

    you mean to take a URB wich itrust and make hime tell me if everything is ok?