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Today, I got my first DB!

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Unchain, Oct 26, 2005.


  1. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    It's a Kay, from 1963 (thanks DZ). Anyway, it's a model C-1. It has lots of dings, but no cracks or problems at all, besides; I think the dings add a lot of charecter. It sounds incredible, and it came with a nice German bow. I like it a lot. It came with stick on fret markers which are kinda tacky, but I guess will help me learn. They're placed at 2,4,5, and 7. Also, can anyone reccommend a good rosin? I've heard Pops is good. Thanks, and pics are coming!
     
  2. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    your bass is from 1963. Do you have a teacher ?
     
  3. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Woah, guess they were wrong! Oh well, didn't pay for it; I inherited this bass. I have a steller bass teacher that's been playing pretty much since the Fender bass was introduced (he's ~65) and he plays an electric upright. I also have the orchestra teacher who will help a lot.
     
  4. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Also, DZ. What is the model number? I seriously just can't tell.
     
  5. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    that i do not know...
     
  6. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    I looked at it hard, and looked at other pics of Kays/ and I'm postive it's a C-1.
     
  7. JTGale

    JTGale

    Oct 26, 2004
    Hummelstown, PA
    Congrats and welcome to the darkside. And may you never go back ... :D

    ~ jtg
     
  8. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    I'll still be flipping back and forth, but I'm sure I'll never give this up.
     
  9. Read the rosin & bow threads for more on Pops, etc. Pops is one of three rosins I have tried and like. If you ever play outdoors in 45 degree weather you will appreciate it. It's kind of gooey in the summer. Also I find that I prefer it for the B-string on my 5-er. I think the fatter the string, the softer the rosin you need. Pops is the softest I would play with. I also like Carlsson and Hidersine. Carlsson is good if you have just the regular EADG config. Hidersine #2 is good to cut the Pops with. I have recently started putting different rosin on different sections of the bow, because I am usually starting the BB close to the frog, so the Pops goes there, the Carlsson further up the stick. This is just my opinion after 2 and 1/2 years practicing with a bow.

    Congrats on the Concert Kay. That's the gamba one I think. Always my favorite.