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Ibanez EUB for 2018

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by TolerancEJ, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Jason Hollar

    Jason Hollar Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2005
    Pittsburgh area
    Looks promising- especially from the workshop series. I’m disappointed they wouldn’t include any magnetic pickups - but not surprised
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  2. Tom Lane

    Tom Lane Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    It's a NS Design ripoff. Probably a good idea for everyone but NS.
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  3. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I played a CR4M for several years. Rickenbacker made an EUB back in the 1930s. Should all subsequent EUBs be considered ripoffs of that concept?

  4. ficelles

    ficelles Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2010
    Devon, England
    I love NS Design instruments and still own an NS CR Cello, but they really did not invent the EUB... and I think were not first with the 34" scale EUB either.
  5. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    IIRC, the Dean Pace was the first production "standard" scale EUB at 35".
  6. Totally a ripoff of the NS Design shape and mounting-style. Ibanez, I am disappoint.

    If they come up with their own shape at a 42" scale, I'll be a lot more interested.
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  7. PauFerro


    Jun 8, 2008
    United States
    Love it -- provides choice in the 34" scale range. Great transition instrument for electric players. It looks good. I don't fault them for emulating NS Design. Maybe they even came out with something better after you start playing it. I don't like the $899 price tag though.
  8. damonsmith


    May 10, 2006
    Quincy, MA
    A 34" is not a transition for electric players. It just delays actually learning to play the double bass.
  9. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    an EUBG, electric upright bass guitar.
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  10. Les Fret

    Les Fret

    Sep 9, 2009
    My first thoughts exactly!

    -too bad it is 34" and not normal/proper upright size
    -too bad it also doesn't have a magnetic pickup
    -too bad the fingerboard is not ebony
  11. mrbaloo


    May 9, 2002
    I have noticed that the 34" scale is between the 1/8 and the 1/4 DB scale. How do you use your left hand finger technique of an instrument like this, finger setting 1-2-3-4 (as used on the electric bass) or 1-2-4 (as used on the upright bass)? I'll guess 1-2-4.
  12. Les Fret

    Les Fret

    Sep 9, 2009
    I think you can do both. Just like on an electric bass. Whatever you want.
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  13. moretolife


    Apr 21, 2010
    Does anyone know what kind of strings are on this bass? Are there traditional type strings for 34" like the NS strings?
  14. It looks like the guitar maker made a violin.
  15. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    I had ordered one, but it looks like only a small batch is hitting the US shores. The rest due in April or later. Since I didn't make the reserve list, ordered a NS Design WAV4 Omni Bass instead which I got in two days!
  16. ElGoodo


    Nov 27, 2017
    Austin TX
    It looks great, but how does it sound?
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  17. matthewbrown

    matthewbrown Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Harwich, MA, USA
    I honestly don't see the advantage of having an EUB with a scale that short, either. Strings that short will have an attack-delay profile that will probably make it pretty useless for most types of music you'd usually use either an EUB or a DB for, IMHO.

    After checking the video, I can see using it as an extra bass onstage for certain tunes -- it would be easier to switch to than a fretless BG because it's freestanding. Sounds like one, and no strap. :)
  18. Tom Lane

    Tom Lane Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Fits in an overhead bin; sounds like something like a fretless BG. I have the NS Omni. It's great for what it is. A little pricey.
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  19. PauFerro


    Jun 8, 2008
    United States
    I want one. I just wish it was magnetic in pickups too -- will this give enough volume without feedback in live situations if piezo only? It sounded really cool with the bow!! That's something you can't get on an fretless electric bass guitar. And it it did have that floppy sound you sometimes get on uprights, but in a different way. I think it sounds unique, quite frankly.
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