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Palatino Billy Bass 3/4-Size Upright Bass  Black

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The Palatino Billy Bass 3/4-size upright bass has a cutaway body design for unrestricted access to the upper mid section of the fingerboard. It is on...Click To Read More About This Product

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A cutaway body makes it easier to play up the fingerboard.

The Palatino Billy Bass 3/4-size upright bass has a cutaway body design for unrestricted access to the upper mid section of the fingerboard. It is one the few cutaway upright basses available on the market, and the Billy Bass offers an unparalleled combination of quality, style, and value.

The Billy Bass produces resonant bowed tones thanks to the spruce top, but maintains classic warmth and crisp tonality from the maple back, sides, and neck. The ebony fingerboard provides excellent durability against string wear. Tyrolean-style bass tuners keep the strings in tune for serious slapping, popping, and upper-neck playing. The double bass's adjustable maple bridge makes it easy change the tone from crisp rockabilly pops to the soft, warm jazz movements.

Its 3/4-size is easy to handle and by far the most common upright bass size used by adult musicians.

  • Treble side cutaway
  • Spruce top
  • Maple back sides and neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Adjustable maple bridge
  • 24:1 geared single-plate tuners

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Billy Bass 3/4-Size Upright Bass

  • 3/4-size model (approximately 43.7" high from bottom of the body to shoulder and approximately 71.6" tall from the bottom of the body to top of the scroll)

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PalatinoBilly Bass 3/4-Size Upright Bass

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Not what was expected!

By S.Q.M.

from Rhode Island

Comments about Palatino Billy Bass 3/4-Size Upright Bass:

Actually I didn't know what to expect! I've hesitated for a while about trying this bass, the first thing that attracted was the style, totally me! So I'm on a budget and can't afford a expensive top line bass. There was a lot of bad press about these basses "it's a china bass etc." and no reviews to back it up! So I decided to go for it, really wanted my own bass.I immediately purchased new strings and decided not to use the factory string's, and I went to get it professionally set up" was not set up"! We were surprised after the set up, the expectation was that the body was going to be flat etc. The front is curved, came with a fine adjustable bridge, nice tuner's, and it looks pretty fly!As far as tone, really nice and clear, my bass teacher was extremely impressed!My CON'S, just that there was a little chipping in the finish, and the pin-striping was a little weak, and two spot's of buzzing! Besides that I am very pleased for what I paid!

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uprite bass player - 30 yrs.

By Mr. Sandy Gerken

from kentucky

Comments about Palatino Billy Bass 3/4-Size Upright Bass:

don't let the slick finish fool you this is JUNK!!! DON'T BY IT OR YOU WILL REGRET IT. I promise you I have seen, inspected & played these they are not worth it. they have big necks that are prone too cracks.They are extremmely hard to play. even with a luthiers. set up.


Better than I expected...

By Greg968

from Williamston, MI

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Palatino Billy Bass 3/4-Size Upright Bass:

    The bass finally arrived after waiting two month for it to be available. Shipped directly to my front door but the shipper left it in the garage because the box wouldn't fit through the front door. The bass was well packed inside its soft case. The on-line video was helpful to set the bass up along with other YouTube videos showing more detail. The sound post was intact. Fit and finish looks great for the money spent. Only issue is that the provided adjustable bridge is too high even when lowered to its lowest level. I sanded a 1/4 inch off of the bridge supports to give me my 9 mm string height...l may trim it even more since the bridge is still at its lowest height. I'm only a beginner in the upright however with years of guitar playing experience but have always wanted to play the upright. Another 'bucket list' item checked off!

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