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Any Kydd EUB owners out there

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by jongor, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    I'm thinking about trying to build me one of these bad-boys, you know homebrew style.

    If you own one of these and are willing to answer a few questions please contact me.

    My main questions right now are:
    Is there a truss rod?
    What are some of the dimensions of the neck?


  2. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    I played one a while back....it did indeed sound like a popsicle stick. Amplified, it sounded like a really loud popsicle stick.
  3. Mizpah


    Sep 27, 2007
    Hudson Valley NY
    I know this is a very old threadbut I've only just come across it.
    If you're still interested, I have a Kydd and I'd be pleased to give you all the answers I can.
  4. DComtois


    Jan 10, 2010
    Methuen, MA
    I've had one for about 2 years and all my band mates (2 bands) love the sound. I have 2 Fishman BP100 pickups under the bridge and then into a Fishman Pro EQ II. The lows are sweet but I'm still looking to get more mid growl.
  5. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Brand Identity & Development, GHS Strings, Innovation Double Bass Strings, Rocktron
    I used the 30" Carry-On (mine was a 6 string version) for the better part of six years and it sounded great. Most people couldn't believe the sound and when I played it in a theatre pit setting, the audience really couldn't tell (nor did they care I would imagine).

    I thought for years about building one and selling the Kydd. It "looks" to be fairly straight-forward, as long as you have some woodworking ability.
  6. matthewbrown

    matthewbrown Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Harwich, MA, USA
    Properly amplified, my Big Kydd 5-string was a great-sounding instrument and fun to play. They're very easy to carry about!
  7. bmabe


    Nov 28, 2012
    I shattered my left wrist and forearm last Oct. I cant get my left wrist around my old Kay anymore. I went to a Kydd EUB and I love it! Nothing but compliments from the band and the crowd. Roy Clarke thought it sounded awesome!! What a compliment. Bruce Kaminsky is a great guy to deal with too. I'd recommend this bass to anyone. For myself, I like it better than the NS
  8. matthewbrown

    matthewbrown Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Harwich, MA, USA
    I am sorry to hear about your injuries, but glad to hear that you're not letting them keep you from shaking the floor!

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