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Are people fascinated with your EUB?

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by PauFerro, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. PauFerro


    Jun 8, 2008
    United States
    I have people routinely approach me, fascinated by the EUB I play. Most want to know what it's called and indicate they've never seen one before...It's the new Ibanez one that sits on a stand. Anyone else experience that?

    Pic at this thread...

    Ibanez EUB for 2018
  2. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    Yup...I have A CR5M and people are always asking what it is...

    When I say an electric upright bass...I already get the "huh..... " Or "hmmmm...." And a kinda confused look...

    They still don't seem to get it... People like the sound of it though
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  3. “Confused” would be closer to the truth.
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  4. It's not an EUB, but they do that with my Alcoa bass. I tell them it's an aluminum cello.

  5. Inky13


    Nov 13, 2016
    Buffalo NY
    All the time. Most people think it’s some crazy expensive reversed engineered alien tech recovered from Roswell NM.
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  6. People routinely don't approach me. I myself approach them so that they ask about my bass! Sometimes I scream after them... Our vocalist is too beautiful for someone to notice me.

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  7. Zbysek


    Mar 23, 2017
    Czech Republic
    Yep, happens a lot. It serves as an ice-breaker with the audience after the gig...
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  8. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy easy there, Ned Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
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  9. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Yup. Many folks have asked "What is that thing?" about my NS WAV.
  10. Cheez

    Cheez Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Texas/Louisiana border
    Yes, they often say stuff like, "wow, it's beautiful!!". It IS pretty nice looking (an Azola baby bass). I guess to the "public" an EUB is unusual. Then again, to some people even an acoustic upright is unusual. BABY BASS AT AURA.
  11. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I typically answer "It's like an upright bass (while miming the curves of an upright body) that's easier to carry" and tell then it's usually called an electric upright or a stick bass.
  12. roadyboy

    roadyboy Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2012
    Hudson Valley NY
    I have a Merchant Vertical Bass 1st generation, and honestly, it gets more attention than I do. It also makes my guitar player jealous. I gig with both that and a Dingwall AB1, and as different as the Dingwall looks, it's still the electric upright that gets the oohs and aahs.
  13. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    Ever since I got my Clevenger Keyhole Bass in 1984, folks have commented on it's design. At the time it was pretty uncommon to see one. The only two EUB's around was the "Oregon Bass" which was very expensive and the first version of the Clevenger which had a plastic
    bridge with two Ampeg style magnetic pickups in the corners. Fortunately, Martin Clevenger changed that over to the Diamond Sonance resonator that had a spruce resonator with three transducers, and a floating maple wedge bridge. I still use it quite a bit for outdoor stuff.
  14. I have a NSX 5-string EUB that gets positive comments on the sound all the time. The guys in my big bands love it and someone not associated with the band commented the other night that it was really cool. Once in a while I will get someone saying "where's the rest of the bass?" and I usually respond "Don't make me get my bow out!".

    Rick B.
  15. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I always tell them I pawned it and as soon as I sell my Dale Earnhardt commemorative plates, I'm getting it out of hock. :woot:
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  16. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Yep, it happened pretty much every time I played one of my EUBs.
  17. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy easy there, Ned Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    The new band I joined is fascinated for sure.

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