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Electric or Upright?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by GreenDolphin232, Apr 13, 2004.


  1. GreenDolphin232

    GreenDolphin232

    Apr 13, 2004
    On a bolero big band piece would you prefer playing an upright or electric bass? They both sound nice and I can't make up my mind. :)
     
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    A better fit in Misc - moved.
     
  3. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Does your upright have a pickup? What kind of venue? If it's not too much of a hassle to get your upright, I always enjoy playing double bass instead of electric at lighter gigs. You tend to stand out a bit more cause your instrument is tallest :D
     
  4. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    Only thing I play electric on in big band is funk and some Latin stuff; I prefer to use upright in a big band. It fits most of the material better.
     
  5. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Ditto.