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does anyone know a nice gem store in L.A. where an upright can be found? ive only been seeing really bad uprights on craigslist and ebay is overpriced at the moment. or, is anyone looking to sell one in la haha

any good instrument stores in general? thanks
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#3
You'll quickly find that the only basses worth playing will be over $1,500.
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#4
And that will be a cheap one. If your looking to perform in a pit with one, you might want to start closer to $10,000 ....
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#5
Even if you get a good 1500 - 1750 one, you are probably going to have to pile a bunch of cash into it. I found a nice carved Ji (solid wood) that the shop had no idea of its potential. So far I have had to plane the fretboard, replace the bridge, replace the tail wire, replace the strings and replace the end pins. Most of those ran between 100 - 250 at a luthier.
#6
Upright Bass = A bottomless pit into which one endlessly pours money.
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#7
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Upright Bass = A bottomless pit into which one endlessly pours money.


I would beg to differ... The pit is a classic Toyota 40 series Land Cruiser.
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Upright Bass = A bottomless pit into which one endlessly pours money.


Or as Mr. Tam calls it the "200 dollar a shot money pit".
#9
You generally want to look in the 4000-8000 range.
Anything below that sucks. Anything above that is more for pro classical players. (My teacher has a bass worth 120'000)

As far as where look into luthiers, even violin luthiers, they often have basses. Look into things like size, string length, and sound/ feel.