Episode 045: Buying a Beater

Episode 045: Buying a Beater

Practical Bass
Practical Bass
Episode 045: Buying a Beater

What does it take to go from beater to boutique? Here are some questions to ask and costs to count.

Show notes

Dave, tell us about your new project!

  • What set you off on GAS
  • Why this model
  • What did you want to fix

Things to look at

    • How’s the neck?
      • Twist, warp?
      • Don’t mistake action issues for twist
      • Is there a truss rod adjustment?
    • Wood
      • If chipped, check for cracks
      • if cracked, be wary of impact breakage
    • Hardware
    • Electronics
    • Cosmetics
    • Sound

Photo by Antti T. Nissinen from Flickr. Music: JahzzarPlease Listen CarefullyspinningmerkabaUrbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix).

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