Setup prices below are for instruments bought here at FMI, slightly higher for instruments brought in to us for setups.
With Basic Setups we lower and reshape the nut and bridge to get the strings low enough to play at all. Factory direct basses are mostly unplayable with how high the nut and bridge are, so someone HAS to handle at least the nut and bridge.
For orchestral play we will reshape the bridge as we lower it so that it's easier to bow without hitting two strings at once. And we'll thin the bridge out so the bass sounds better and louder. ALL new upright bass fingerboards need reshaping handling for a real smooth playing lower action. If you want the bass to be definitely as smooth and easy playing as possible it needs the fingerboard work.
You can order "FINGERBOARD RE-SHAPING FOR easiest playing ACTION(+$195)" to include the fingerboard work if you want to ensure you get a superbly smooth and clean playing orchestral bass, no buzzing or rattling areas.
HOW TO FIND OUR STORE
We DO NOT have a storefront on busy Washington Blvd. We are down our driveway located between the Arbor Vista Retirement Center and 787 East Washington Blvd. with plenty of our own off-street parking. Turn in the driveway and you'll see our store pictured above. (Follow the signs on 787 that say "789 Parking in Rear".) Below is a shot down our driveway from the streetview.
Our phyical address is 789 East Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104.
Fantastic Musical Instruments specializes in stringed instruments
with a caring hands on approach.
Our Store Hours are: Monday thru Friday 11 AM to 6 PM
& Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.
We can also be available on Sundays by appointment.
Call Ph: 626-794-7554 at least 24 hours in advance to
arrange for a Sunday appointment.
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