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Body Support

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by mikejdexter, Mar 27, 2014.


  1. mikejdexter

    mikejdexter

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    What is the best EUB that you have tried that gives good body contact?--Meaning that the EUB is easy to hold / makes playing easier / and you are not fighting the instrument?
     
  2. MDM

    MDM Supporting Member

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    The Alter Ego Basso is my favorite... as evidenced by my avatar. It feels most like a big bass to me; and you can actually change the angle of that large bout a little if you like standing slightly behind the instrument.
     
  3. eub_player

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    Depends on how you play it.
    Seated is my prefered position now, and helps to get the bass fully stabilized.
     
  4. bobsax

    bobsax

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    I agree with eub player. I always play the bsx allegro sitting. I don't even use the tummy rest .
    It takes a little while to get used to it. If I'm playing a standing gig or jam I use the DB.
    The Eminence has a special end pin that doesn't wobble and I've seen lots of folks play it standing.
    If you're not trying yo get a DB sound , lots of guys play stick basses that come with stands.
     
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  6. lz4005

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    The best way to not fight the instrument is to use a tripod or tom-stand instead of an end pin.
    It isn't a DB, you don't have to hold it like one.
     
  7. Jsn

    Jsn

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    Although they're not manufactured anymore, Azola basses are surprisingly comfortable in this respect. I didn't think they would be, since the body support is essentially a twisted piece of metal. But the balance is right and the fit is good: the ergonomic essentials have a good equivalence to playing a double bass. Try one if you get the chance.
     
  8. mikejdexter

    mikejdexter

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    Thanks everybody for your info.
     
  9. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U Supporting Member

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    The Yamaha Silent Bass works great, it's a lot more useful than the NS basses because of the frame.
     

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