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Tapout15

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Alguien sabe que marca de Bajo Quinto usa el compa de Las Voces Del Rancho ?

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Tapout15

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Just found out it is a Candela bajo quinto.  Does anybody have any info or know how they play ?  

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They're based in the LA area...........

check out their website

 

http://www.candelas.com

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LaMaquina,   thanks for the info.  Have you ever played one before ?  How are they ?

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Nah...... ive never played one.  ive heard that theyre good but ive never personally so i couldnt say.

 

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I've also heard that the older ones, made by the father or grandfather were better. I like to try instruments out before purchasing them, if I'm not familiar with the maker.

my $.02,

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Tapout15

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Thanks for the responses.  Right now I have a Gabbanelli Bajo Quinto with the Gabbanelli pick-up.  I want to get  Bajo Sexto or Quinto for acoustic stuff.(I hate taking off and putting the pick-up back all the time).  Any reccommendations on a decent Bajo for more aire libre playing ? 

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Beny (Tapout15),

Our bajo sexto player, Elliott, has two bajo sextos that are great. First off, he's got a full body (no cut away) Macias that's LOUD. It's a great bajo sexto... I believe one of the reasons is that they allow the wood to dry for at least a year before making the instrument (Bajo players, please share if you can explain more). If you're ready to plop down the $$ they're well worth it. The other  bajo sexto he owns was made by a guy in Shertz, TX. Much easier on the wallet and also a great instrument. Elliott plays that one often when we play live because it's got such great action. Not as loud acoustically, but still a great instrument. I'll ask him again what the guy's name is and let you know.

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Otono,

   Thanks for info.  When you get a chance let me know.  I just picked up a 62 re-issue Fender P-Bass, 3 tone sunburst form Guitar Center.  No intrest or payments for a year.  That bass is sweet.  But I would like to have a decent Bajo to play.  Also ,  how much does a macias run for ?  Again , thanks for the help.


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Beny,

I just talked to Elliott. The guy's name is Agustin Escobar. Like I said, he's out of Shertz, TX. He really happy with that bajo.

Call Macias directly to double-check, but I think their base model bajo sextos start at about $1700. They're sweet instruments and are made to order... which also means if you want one, you'll need to put down a deposit for them to start the job, and then you wait in line til yours gets made. It took Elliott about a year to get his. Jimmy Bejarano Jr. (Los Cuatro Vientos) plays a Jumbo Macias. Here's a picture from this year's Conjunto Fest. It's got a crown-designed head, like the old school ones did, apparently.

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Otono,

   Thanks for the help .  I will give macias a call.

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I Called Macias about 2 months ago and asked for a price on a bajo sexto. They Start from $2400 and go up to $3000.
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try the Robles bajo sextos... they are real good..   or Hernandes.

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How much do they run for and do you have any contact info ?

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They start around 1500.. and up.   I do have the contact at home.

 

alot of the top groups are using this..  Ramon ayala, eliseo robles, pesado, rieleros, primavera.

 

the guy is in mexico.. you would probably have to send him the money and then he will ship you the bajo from texas..  

 

if you want Email me mario_G_perez@yahoo.com

 and I will give you the contact info....  this guy is very Honest and Profesional.. 

 

little advise...  it's going to take time for him to "hand make" the bajo sexto.

so be pATTIENT!

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