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Upgrading the Back

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by NicholasF, Feb 28, 2014.


  1. NicholasF

    NicholasF Guest

    Jan 17, 2012
    Currently I have an Upton Gary Karr hybrid that I am totally in love with. I have the cash to upgrade and put a carved back on (i want plywood sides for the intense winters of potsdam)

    Do you guys think it will be worth it? (For feel it is to me, I just am totally in love)

    Will it be a candidate for a low c extension?

    Will it be bad for my bass?

    On a different note I'm also looking to upgrade my endpin, I am a strange hight and seated it doesn't help. Do people play bent endpin seated? Can I get a custom endpin made?
     
  2. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    How much? You can't assume it's going to sound the same, or better after having it done. Yes it's a possibility, but things could also change in ways you didn't expect.

    IMO, if it ain't broke...
     
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  4. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    If you're "totally in love" with it now, leave it as is! Maybe Upton has a fully carved Karr model to compare or can tell you if anyone in your area has one.
     
  5. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Connecticut
    Stop right there. :)

    +1

    +1 again
     
  6. NicholasF

    NicholasF Guest

    Jan 17, 2012
    Guess who's going to be going with a new concord :)
     
  7. Jeremy Darrow

    Jeremy Darrow

    Apr 6, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Genz-Benz Amplifiers, Fishman Transducers
    Love can be so fleeting...

    Enjoy the new bass!
     
  8. NicholasF

    NicholasF Guest

    Jan 17, 2012
    Thanks, I'm going to plan it to be made in the image of the Karr. Just the bigger body, fully carved, and more of what I need
     
  9. NicholasF

    NicholasF Guest

    Jan 17, 2012
    Once I read this it changed my mind, from the bass. I do love the instrument, but if I do something that
    A) Ruins the instrument
    B) Ruins it for the person after me
    C) Makes me hate it

    then honestly I do not want to do that. Thank you hdiddy, believe it or not you saved an innocent instrument from my selfishness. A new instrument means that someone else will be able to enjoy it, and I can still get the sound qualities that I want.
     
  10. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    How do you know you will like the new bass as much as the Karr? What's wrong with the Karr that needs addressing with a new bass?
     
  11. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    My job here is done. :bassist:
     



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