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This pleasing collection offers just a taster of what is currently available in music shops up and down the UK. It’s surprising to find just how many are now available and the vast price range that they represent.
For beginners an acoustic bass can offer a cheaper way of starting, but generally it makes an ideal additional instrument for working players. We’ve stuck to four-string instruments but several five-string models are also available, and although the basses here are moderately priced it’s possible to spend a lot more.
Remember each bass has a feel, balance and playing position all its own so it’s important to try a few before buying. If this has got you interested in branching out then remember that with the distinctly different sound and playing experience the acoustic bass presents there also come a load of idiosyncrasies like the runaway feedback, the need for specialist amplification and finding a case to put it in.
But all in all it is a worthwhile addition to your bass armoury...
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