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    Default New Upright Bass

    So I have been playing bass semi-prefessionally for the last 33 years. At age 49, I made the leap and decided to cross over from electric bass to upright bass.

    I rented a Franz Hoffman and a French bow to try to see if I could make the transition from electric to upright. I have been practicing daily for a month and am now convinced that I can make the transition. I am now going to do a rent to own program on a Nice Morretti Italian made upright bass with solid wood top and back instead of the laminates I have been practicing on. I can't wait to get it.

    Now, I have to credit straight razor shaving with the transition. "What" you say? "How in the duces do you make that leap"? Well, as I have transitioned from a crappy Mach XXX to a straight razor, I have learned a very simple joy in life. Low Technology - High Technique. The same way I have gone from a High Tech razor to a simple scary sharp piece of steel with the balance made entirely by skill, I am trading in a very High Tech electric bass for a box of wood with strings and no frets - the balance made entirely by hands and ears.

    And there my friends is just another benefit of straight razor shaving.

    Cheers!
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    Nice!

    Any chance of some pics?

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    Yes
    Piccy, pic, pic, pic
    I need some viola pr0n!

    Sorry I haven't had a new instrument in years.

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    Hot dog!!! I've been preaching that for years about lots of things. Only lately did I apply it to my shaving.

    You know however, this thread is completely worthless without pics!!!!

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    Ok Ok - I get the Moretti tomorrow and will post pics - sheesh!

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    Sweet! Pics! pics = it happened

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    No, now! We need you to invent a machine that allows you to develop the powers to know all, control a computer and draw a perfect picture on MS paint. We want exact location and size of each grain, perfect location of the bridge and the strings better be in perfect proportion (so it plays in tune).

    Ok, I'll wait. I guess you won't know perfect position of the bridge until you play it a few times.

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    Finally got a pic to put up.
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    Imagine how many sets of scales you could make from that thing. Not to mention the piano!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alembic View Post
    Finally got a pic to put up.
    She's a beauty

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