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Bass guitars looking like upright

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Couldntthinkofanusername, Apr 14, 2015.


  1. Hi everyone, I wanted to ask a questione: Do you know of any basses that look like upright ones? I really like the looks of the Takamine tb10, and wondered if it was the only one.
    Thank you all!
     
  2. Smoove-Groove

    Smoove-Groove We've got bush, We've got bush!

    Jun 18, 2013
    Ontario, Canada
    IMG_00000354. I have a hollow violin shaped one that looks upright-ish.
     
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Since you like the Takamine bass, check out the Epiphone Zenith and Marleaux Contra.

    zenith.

    Marleaux_Contra_Semi_Hollow_NAMM-770x425.
     
  4. MD

    MD

    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    Toby Chennel Arco Bass Guitar.
     
  5. len13

    len13

    Jan 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    I have been interested in one of these for years...Do you have one?
     
  6. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
  7. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    Now there's something you don't see everyday!
     
  8. len13

    len13

    Jan 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
  9. Thanks to everyone, the Toby Chennel one is awesome, one of the best looking instruments i have ever seen, but it is a bit..pricey.

    Is the Zenith out of production? It's not easy to find one around...
     
  10. MD

    MD

    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    I don't; but having a cello background, I'd love to take one for a spin.
     
  11. Bill Thompson

    Bill Thompson

    Sep 19, 2014
    Epiphone Upright Bass. Normally it is played upright because it comes with an adjustable end pin. I don't have the arm for a upright, so I sling mine sideways. It has a humbucker in the bridge position only. I have hot-rodded mine by replacing the Sidewinder pickup with a DiMarzio Model One. A mini-switch (series/single-coil/parallel) and a thumb rest round out the package. Cheers. ;^D. DSC06996.JPG
     
  12. Barkers hopefully will be coming back into production - we're trying to find a manufacturer to pick up the design. They are unique, and too good to let die.
     
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  13. If you mean acoustic basses with f soundholes, Samick made one some years back. A more affordable near-equivalent of the Chennel bass would be a 1/4 sized DB.
     
  14. tfer

    tfer

    Jan 1, 2014
  15. MD

    MD

    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    While a straight edge will show string separation, string tension, bow flex and the lack of traditional "C" bouts render the Takamine unfriendly to any realistic bowing applications.
     
  16. tfer

    tfer

    Jan 1, 2014
    Fair enough.
     
  17. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    OP was asking for "looks like", not necessarily requiring bow-ability.
     
  18. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    What is unique about the Barker pickup? From the one in the classifieds, looks like a regular P style, something special on the insides?
     

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