Can you slap an EUB?

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by bassguy1960, Jan 24, 2014.


  1. bassguy1960

    bassguy1960

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    Getting a little older, tired of lugging around my bass... Looking at an EUB for bluegrass (I know, electrics not allowed), really like the gear that's out there now. I haven't settled on one yet, but Does anyone use one for bluegrass or Rockabilly...? How do they slap?

    Can one be gotten for a reasonable price these days?

    Thx.
  2. lowEndRick

    lowEndRick

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    I used an Eminence for bluegrass for a while. I did slap it, and it was passable, but not quite the same as a full size in feel or sound.
  3. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    EUBs also tend to try to spin when you slap them.
  4. lowEndRick

    lowEndRick

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    yes, very true
  5. brianrost

    brianrost Supporting Member

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    I've had a couple: Ampeg Baby, Zeta Crossover and finally an Azola Minibass.

    I would suggest adding a contact transducer to the fingerboard, bridge transducers don't pick up much of the click.
  6. brad houser

    brad houser

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    Eminence sounds great in bluegrass. heard two in a row at Yonder Mountain String Band fest last spring. Through big PA systems they sounded awesome.

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