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Upton Standard Laminate-Boston

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses & Bows' started by slabhappy, Dec 24, 2013.


  1. slabhappy

    slabhappy

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    Selling an Upton Bass Standard Laminate 3/4 Bass. Made in 2012 at their Stonington Ct workshop, it features a custom string-length of 40.5", (an upcharge when ordering), an extended range fingerboard and an installed Revolution Solo II pickup. Pretty sure the original owner (Will Kelly; see below) paid around $3450 without the pickup (strings, tax, fingerboard extension and aforementioned mentioned custom scale length upcharge).
    Previous owner installed position markers. Currently strung with solo gauge Spirocores I believe. It's a joy to play the shorter string length combined with the lighter gauge strings. Great gigging or rehearsal axe. If you're thinking of getting into doubling on electric and upright, this is the bass for you. In addition to the more manageable scale length, plywood is less sensitive to changes in humidity and is easier/cheaper to repair should the bass become damaged in transit or on the gig.
    Selling with the pickup for $2200 OBO. Have a very nice padded gig bag I can throw in for another $75 or so. Located in Brookline Ma right off the Beacon St Wash Sq T station. If you don't have a car I'm happy to give you a lift with the bass after we complete the deal to anywhere in the greater Boston area.
    Listed w/ pics on Craig's List Boston as well.
  2. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

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    Sent you a pm. Give me a call.
  3. lowEndRick

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    bump for a good dude and a great bass
  4. Will Kelly

    Will Kelly

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    I was the original owner of that one. Its a good bass.
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  6. shwashwa

    shwashwa

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    still available?
  7. slabhappy

    slabhappy

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    Yup, still available as of Friday afternoon.
    And thanks for the bumps, guys.
    Chris
  8. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

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  9. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

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    There are some pics of the bass. It plays and sounds fantastic.

    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1388180875.215258.jpg

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  10. slabhappy

    slabhappy

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    New Year's bumpage.
  11. slabhappy

    slabhappy

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    No-action-on-Fleabay-so-reopened-on-TB bump.
  12. slabhappy

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  13. Will Kelly

    Will Kelly

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    How is this still here? This is a great bass. I would buy it back in a heartbeat if I still lived in Boston.

    Here's a pic of it after I got it. Note that none of the accessories are the same. I do think my picture illustrated the color better. Hope ya dont mind Chris.

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  14. SteveFreides

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    Would love to see a picture showing position markers.

    Thanks.

    -S-
  15. slabhappy

    slabhappy

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    Hey Will,
    Thanks for posting the old pic of the bass. Got to get my picture-taking chops up to speed.
    Hope TX is treating you well.
    Take care,
    Chris
  16. slabhappy

    slabhappy

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    Hey,
    Anyone needs additional pics of the bass including the position markers etc, send me a PM with your email. I don't know how to upload pics yet; others have been helping me.
    Thanks,
    Chris
  17. Nathan Levine

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  18. SteveFreides

    SteveFreides

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    The dots are actually visible - I just didn't expand that particular picture before now.

    -S-
  19. slabhappy

    slabhappy

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    A few offers to ship the bass. Going to hold out for a local sale for now.
    Thanks,
    Chris
  20. slabhappy

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    Jazz-isn't-dead-it-just-smells-funny bump.
  21. asicard

    asicard

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    still available?

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