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Buying an electric and upright bass


robrho1

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My name is Al and I am new to this forum. I went to research buying/selecting/choosing an electric or upright bass. I will be playing gospel, jazz, funk, hip hop, and r&b. I see some players with a 4 string and some with a 5 or 6 string. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good intermediate or higher instrument? Thanks, from a newbee trying to get his walk and pluck on!
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Welcome!

 

Check out the thread about halfway down the page about "Getting started with EUB" (ie. Electric Upright Bass). Very informative. Also, if you use the search, there's an older thread about criteria for selection of an upright...posted by DaveBrownBass.

 

HTH,

Dave

Old bass players never die, they just buy lighter rigs.

- Tom Capasso, 11/9/2006

 

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Do you play at all yet? If you don't play bass, do you play another instrument?

 

You will probably want to start off with a "beginner" instrument. Good news is beginner instruments are of fantastic quality these days.

 

What is your budget?

 

PS - Dave, your signature is longer than most of your posts. ;)

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Originally posted by getz76:

PS - Dave, your signature is longer than most of your posts. ;)

Doh! So, does that mean I should make my posts longer? :o Probably not, eh? :freak: Thank's for being captain obvious on this one...I've shortened it to a more reasonable length... ;)

 

Dave

Old bass players never die, they just buy lighter rigs.

- Tom Capasso, 11/9/2006

 

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