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Can you slap an EUB?

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by bassguy1960, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. bassguy1960

    bassguy1960 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2012
    Central Illinois
    Getting a little older, tired of lugging around my bass... Looking at an EUB for bluegrass (I know, electrics not allowed), really like the gear that's out there now. I haven't settled on one yet, but Does anyone use one for bluegrass or Rockabilly...? How do they slap?

    Can one be gotten for a reasonable price these days?

  2. lowEndRick


    Apr 8, 2006
    I used an Eminence for bluegrass for a while. I did slap it, and it was passable, but not quite the same as a full size in feel or sound.
  3. EUBs also tend to try to spin when you slap them.
  4. lowEndRick


    Apr 8, 2006
    yes, very true
  5. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I've had a couple: Ampeg Baby, Zeta Crossover and finally an Azola Minibass.

    I would suggest adding a contact transducer to the fingerboard, bridge transducers don't pick up much of the click.
  6. brad houser

    brad houser

    Jan 4, 2008
    Eminence sounds great in bluegrass. heard two in a row at Yonder Mountain String Band fest last spring. Through big PA systems they sounded awesome.