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Audiofanzine FR's review (Gougi - Contrebasse Gougi CB1)

By Audiofanzine FR, 02/11/2008
(Originally written by lpourcel/translated from Audiofanzine FR)

I've been using a CB1 for 6 months and I'm very happy with it. I got it very well prepared and adjusted. Before that I had a very hard to play double bass I bought on Ebay. The CB1 was more expensive but it is easier to play. Now I can finally learn how to play with a bow. I think it's good value for money. I dearly recommend this double bass that allows you to start playing and develop your skills.

Audiofanzine FR's review (Shadow - SH 965 NFX-B)

By Audiofanzine FR, 10/03/2009
(Originally written by la basse orange/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
- How long have you been using it?

I installed this pickup on my double bass six months ago (January 2008).

Very easy installation: just lift the bridge and attach the preamp to the strings between the bridge and the tailpiece.

- Which feature do you like the most / the least?

Pros: linear sound response and easy setup.

Cons: it sounds quite harsh with a bow even if it sounds better than a piezo pickup! The output level is too low (lower than a passive bass) and the controls of the preamp are really cheap...

- Did you try any other models before buying it?

I tested many others... But none of them sounded good. There aren't many options to amplify a double bass!

- How would you rate its value for money?

It was rather expensive... but everything is expensive in the double bass world!

- Based on your experience, would you buy this product again?


Update from 03.10.2009: after one year of use, I still mean what I wrote: its great for live sound but some good condenser mics will give much better results in the studio (which is quite normal!). However, I had the opportunity to try out other systems with integrated mics and I noticed that they sound better. The sound is more authentic and the definition better. But these systems aren't convenient on stage because they produce feedbacks pretty easily. That's the reason I think a pickup is still the best solution for live gigs.

greini's review (Artisan - Electric Double Bass)

By greini, 30/12/2006
I have this electric bass for 1 year ... I found it in a shop that made me a big rduction .... 600 euros instead of 1200 ... with the covers, there has 2 .... I have not hesitated!
The clisse is dmontable and has its own cover, it can be used as a briefcase for partitions, cables, boxes etc ... etc ... the pic goes completely in the body ... finally a return to my bass Laguna!
Very good report quality price, it's an Asian manufacturing.
I dsirais long been a CB electro .... hello rates ... and some sounds, farewell!
With this one, I'm not too much of pos questions:
The original strings were ugly? I had 3 older games Thomastik-Infeld home
The bridge was way? My luthier friend has made me a different, customized gift price.
The prampli this bass? My faith .... trash, I turned into passive CB with FWF purchased occas' on eBay!

And sound ??? h h dornavant I let my old bass home, Artisan sounds good, sound system or amp, direct box ... no problems, it works, it's clear it will never replace acoustic bass in terms of timbre, and the bow I do not think the same ... but connections ease of transport, lack of stress, more feedback at all, more volume. ...dropoff window
I think he still has this merchant ... in other words, for 600 euros bigniou and some tickets for ridiculous mods .... believe me is worth the effort!
I give it 10/10! !dropoff Window !dropoff Window !dropoff Window !dropoff Window

News Double Bass

Palatino upright cutaway Billy Bass

Published on 11/27/08
To meet the needs of bass players who want increased upper register access, Palatino introduces the upright Billy Bass with treble-side cutaway.