Can you slap an EUB?

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

  1. bassguy1960

    bassguy1960 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2012
    Central Illinois
    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?

  2. lowEndRick


    Apr 8, 2006
    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. EUBs also tend to try to spin when you slap them.
  4. lowEndRick


    Apr 8, 2006
    yes, very true
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  6. brianrost

    brianrost Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    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.
  7. brad houser

    brad houser

    Jan 4, 2008
    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.