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NURBBD - new upright bluegrass bass day

Discussion in 'Bluegrass [DB]' started by Holdsg, Apr 12, 2014.


  1. Holdsg

    Holdsg Life's too short to play a bass you don't like Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    My gateway drug to the world of upright.
    Going to be playing this in a Bluegrass/Americana band.
    Can't wait to get better acquainted.
    This is an Eastman, purchased used from a local TBer, who bought it from another local TBer. Glad she's staying in the family.

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    even though ply, there is some very pretty wood here.
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  2. sevenyearsdown

    sevenyearsdown Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Wheatfield, NY
    Looks beautiful. Dump the steel strings and get some guts or synthetics on that thing!
     
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  4. sporter323

    sporter323

    Jul 9, 2011
    I loved play:bassist:ing standup but a surgery keeps me from doing it now. I use an electric standup made by Lee Barker of Redmond, Oregon. I love mine, too! Too bad Lee just retired! Best of luck with your new relationship!
     
  5. Holdsg

    Holdsg Life's too short to play a bass you don't like Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    an update.

    I got along fine with the Eastman, but, typical of me, I was wanting to upgrade eventually to something more grassical.

    So, here's my new Blonde Betty, an Englehardt M-1 built in 1999 and in very good shape.
    Strings are Eurosonics
    Pickup is Realist Lifeline
    Prax later today, wedding gig next weekend.....stoked.

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