Buy an Upright Bass
If you're a serious upright bass player, the decision to buy an
upright bass is an exciting event. Just as there are wonderfully
unique people (and that there are no two people the exact same in
the world) there is a bass that suits that person and personality.
Of the many hundreds of basses that go through the
basses for sale at the String Emporium there has never been two
of the same upright basses! To some, some may look (almost)
identical, but like the trees that they came, may look closely the
same, but can have vast personal qualities and differences.
Buy a bass that has a sound construction and workmanship. Old,
doesn't mean better made or better sounding. If a bass was made
'right' in the beginning, with good materials and workmanship, then
it will sound good, no matter how old.
Shop around! I am sorry to say that if you buy a cheap bass (for
$600) on Ebay, you are going to be spending at least double the
price on making it then playable and in the end, no matter how much
money you sunk into that super cheap bass, it's still only going to
be a $600 bass. At the String Emporium, we take great pride in only
selling the highest quality basses for each and every price range
and for each respective price range, you will find the very best
quality upright bass. Our plywood
upright basses are unrivaled in price and quality. We have
extensive warranties that insure the bass you buy will last, keep
it's value and offer many, many years of enjoyment. For medium
ranged carved basses, the Wan-Bernadel
Tell us what you
play (style and genre), your price range and anything else more
personal to your playing needs and style, and we'll find the bass!