New Standard

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by 61pollmann, Jan 17, 2013.


  1. 61pollmann

    61pollmann

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    Has there been a change in the New Standard business? I've heard that they are being finished in Connecticut now. Is Arnold still involved? Any connection to Upton?
  2. longfinger

    longfinger

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  3. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

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    Consider me "on leave" from the business, though I remain active as co-founder/adviser/consultant. Because I am so over-booked with building my handmade basses and with repair and restoration work, my friends at the Upton shop are picking up the slack and trying to alleviate the backlog with the New Standard basses. I am committed to insuring that the quality remains excellent, and I am always available to Gary, Eric and Wil. So far this transition has worked seamlessly, and I'm thrilled that more bassists will have the opportunity to own and play these fine instruments.
  4. 61pollmann

    61pollmann

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    Arnold,

    I'm glad to hear that you are still involved. Also happy to hear that you're busy building your basses.

    Thanks for the reply.

    George
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  6. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Supporting Member

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    Wow! The value of my "pre-CBS" La Scala must've just skyrocketed!
  7. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Administrator

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    No such luck. The newer ones are gorgeous, too. I know several people who play them (and I have a laminated one) and they all play like dreams.
  8. calypsocoral302

    calypsocoral302

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    Somehow... I don't think it works the same way! ;)
  9. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Supporting Member

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    You guys are always trying to crush a brother's dream.

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