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Standing Bass advice

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by cmybass, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. cmybass


    Jul 8, 2013
    To start off I'm not a Bassist (but might become one :D). While doing a clean up/repair job on a house for some people, I came across a standing bass behind some junk in the basement, the new owners didn't want it so I brought it home (hopefully worth it). After looking it over, I'm assuming it was a beginners Bass. It's about 68" tall, & it's a:

    Verona Stradivarius model

    the base of the neck has what I'm guessing to be initials & two letters & a number above the initials.

    While I might just sell it, I can't seem to find what a used Verona Stradivarius would go for & appreciate any insight.
  2. basic74


    Dec 28, 2012
    pictures would help. it´s impossible to say form this description. the name "verona stradivarius" is almost certainly fake - if not, it´s worth a million dollars ;)
  3. cmybass


    Jul 8, 2013
    I'll upload a picture eventually (sucks not being able to afford a smart phone :atoz:) Pretty sure it's not of high quality as the "certification" inside the bass says: made in china.
  4. What you have is known as a CCB, or Cheap Chinese Bass. From the size of it it is an instrument for a child about five feet tall, and the inscription probably means it belonged to a school at some point.

    Still, it was free, so you don't have much to lose. Seek out a teacher in your area so you don't hurt yourself learning to play it, and have fun!
  5. cmybass


    Jul 8, 2013
    Had a feeling it belonged to a school at some point; the previous occupants weren't the type to go all out on an instrument. In the event I can't find a teacher/don't have the room for it, how much would a ccb go for?
  6. Couple hundred, maybe five on a good day.
  7. Low Hertz

    Low Hertz

    Sep 28, 2006
    Davis, CA
    Generally a Chinese bass labeled Stradivarius is a disposable bass. Literally. They use they ply plywood which comes apart. There could be better plywood basses.