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 Re: Contra basses
Author: cearnsh 
Date:   2022-06-15 15:05

A quick note in support of the Vito BBb contrabass.

I've owned one of these since 2005 and love it. I've never had any problems with it, certainly no issues with posts coming loose. There is some 'slop' in the the mechanism which is indeed necessary to prevent binding in cold weather but I've never found this to be an issue (I used to have a Yamaha YCL221 bass which would seize up in cool conditions). The contra has only occasionally needed to have the regulation adjusted over 17 years - probably less than my Buffet Prestige bass. The size is a challenge - when I bought my last car I took the contra with me to the garage so I could ask for a car to fit the instrument...

I also have a much abused Vito contraalto which needed a lot of remedial work when I first bought it, but it has also proved to be be very reliable once it was fixed.


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