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    Yeah, but don't forget the bass player's dilemma:

    "It's always the bass player's fault."

    I am, by the way, a retired jazz bassist who paid off my house with my bull fiddle.

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    (Interesting to see how the "impulsive" thread compares to the "compulsive" thread.)

    I really want a bass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatt-dad View Post
    (Interesting to see how the "impulsive" thread compares to the "compulsive" thread.)

    I really want a bass!

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    Hmm. I thought it was to be for your wife

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    Hey man if the price is right and itís something you will use, thereís nothing wrong with an impulse buy here or there. I almost bought a mountain dulcimer online a couple of weeks ago just for the heck of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    Hmm. I thought it was to be for your wife


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    I am more a bass player than a mandolin player so here are a few words of advise. Get a good set up and while you are at it have it checked out for problems. Upright bass problems have a way of growing from minor to major fairly quickly. A poor set up will make you hate the bass, think you can't play, and possibly hurt yourself. If at all possible get a couple of lessons. Proper left hand technique makes alll the difference and it isn't very intuitive. Working with a bow, even a cheap one, will improve your intonation much faster than pizzicato. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevin View Post
    I am more a bass player than a mandolin player so here are a few words of advise. Get a good set up and while you are at it have it checked out for problems. Upright bass problems have a way of growing from minor to major fairly quickly. A poor set up will make you hate the bass, think you can't play, and possibly hurt yourself. If at all possible get a couple of lessons. Proper left hand technique makes alll the difference and it isn't very intuitive. Working with a bow, even a cheap one, will improve your intonation much faster than pizzicato. Enjoy!
    Thanks. This is a 10 year old plywood bass that seems to have had light use. I appears the bridge was set up. The seller said he was taking lessons with it at college but decided to stick with guitar. It did not come with a bow so for now I just plan to walk through the bluegrass bass book/video I purchased

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    Yep, make sure that nut isn't too high. Few years ago I bought a bass from a guy who was trying to learn it, but was set up so high that it would'a killed him. .. I explained that all to him in case he wanted still to pursue bass...it may have already slain his heart though as he declined, and sold the bass. Er, I guess we traded.

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