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808robertr
Akahai

72 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2008 :  3:32:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit 808robertr's Homepage
Budget minded upright bass player here. I am looking at replacing my upright bass. I already have a Dean Pace bass, while it does fit my budget and space requirements, nothing can compare to a good solid upright. Any suggestions such as those CCB (cheap chinese bass) or other possible resoucres (rent to own options)?

Fran Guidry
Ha`aha`a

USA
1505 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2008 :  05:18:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit Fran Guidry's Homepage
I know nothing about upright bass, but I do know two very reputable dealers here in the SF Bay Area:

http://www.steveswanguitars.com/

http://thestringbass.com/

Fran


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hapakid
Luna Ho`omalu

USA
1533 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2008 :  12:21:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit hapakid's Homepage
I played a CCB, a Cremona #2, last night at a jam and it was plenty loud for jamming acoustically. The action was okay and the finish was okay. These can generally be had on Ebay, with shipping, at well under $1000. Someone who is an experienced bass player could probably find fault with its tone, though upright basses are pretty similar when they are plucked.

Jesse Tinsley
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808robertr
Akahai

72 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2008 :  3:34:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit 808robertr's Homepage
mahalo for the information guys. yes, if money was no object, i would invest in a higher quality upright, sheesh a Kay would be the one i'd go for. but in checking the other boards (e.g. talkbass, rockabilly bass) the jury is mixed on them. i am reassured by your input jesse and fran. guess i have a better idea where my tax returns and/or economic stimulus act of 2008 checks may be going!
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noeau
Ha`aha`a

USA
1105 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2008 :  2:05:12 PM  Show Profile
Better than making war! Try Harryʻs music in Kaimuki.

No'eau, eia au he mea pa'ani wale nō.

Edited by - noeau on 03/13/2008 2:07:00 PM
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