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Is there a standup with ebony fingerboard???

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Tommygunn, Apr 6, 2009.


  1. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Is there one??? And if so please give me more info!!
     
  2. Stickk

    Stickk

    Sep 2, 2008
    Jambi
    Nearly everyone has an ebony fingerboard.
     
  3. cmewhinney

    cmewhinney

    Jul 11, 2008
    Concord, NH
    How about a bull fiddle? Or a doghouse?
     
  4. Rockman

    Rockman

    Mar 2, 2006
    Good luck finding one that doesn't.:eyebrow:
     
  5. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Really? I thought they came with rosewood? sorry I don't know much about standups as you guys see... DO they normally have flats or rounds?
     
  6. slapagroov

    slapagroov

    Apr 24, 2007
    Fort Myers, FL
    All double bass strings are "flat" wound. Of course, anything is possible.
     
  7. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    Not true. Some wound guts are round as are Velvet Anima.
     
  8. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Thx guys been playin' eletric for bout 3yrs now and fretless eletric for almost 6m's so I was looking at the standups, man they look good. Any more info plz share!!!
     
  9. I think he's talking about fingerboard shape. Either flat (never really seen these), rounded or bevelled. The majority are rounded, but bevelled ones are common also from what I understand.
     
  10. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    As standups go, think Benny Hill probably had a flat, where he most likely enjoyed a round or two.
     
  11. shadygrove

    shadygrove

    Feb 14, 2008
    Marysville, WA
    Hey Tommygunn, check out the newbie links at the top of the this forum. Lots of good info there.
     
  12. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    KC Strings
    I was about to argue with "stand up". May have to rethink that.:D
     
  13. With Tubao's pic, who cares about a god damn FB? Esperanza sandwiched between two basses.....works for me. :D
     
  14. Cody Sisk

    Cody Sisk

    Jan 26, 2009
    Lilburn, GA
    Ronald Sachs Violins
    I'm sorry, did I hear you correct? Did you say sandwiched between two bassists? :ninja:
     
  15. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    KC Strings
    Come on! Stand up and show some respect.
     
  16. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    No they were right... I play eletric and we have roundwound, flatwound, and halfwounds, I just figured standup basses had those as well. I have another question, why do they have ebony and flatwounds? On eletric basses ebony protects from fingerboard damage with roundwounds. And also the bass man at the local music store said that there is a "jazz" standup, it's height is the same but width is narrower... is there such a thing? He said he got his used for 'bout 600 and has only one little chip on the back. Sounds nice and in my price range, oh and I'm only 13 so my bidget is limited.

    Any suggestions on good standup brands?

    Thx for your time!!!
     
  17. bassist14

    bassist14

    Oct 17, 2005
    Germany
    gasparo da salo
     
  18. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Thx I'll check them out! are they cheaP???
     
  19. Yvarg

    Yvarg Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Irvine, CA
    Nothing in the double bass world is "cheap".
     
  20. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    That one for 600 the bass man had... thats cheap-er than the 21000000000000000 standups out there
     

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