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My toes just touched the water...

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by ZuluFunk, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    We'll I put an order in with Upton Basses for an Engelhardt ES-9 Swingmaster.
    The guys there were really helpful in getting me what I need and want.

    That Swingmaster sure is purty...and with their set up services, I'm promised a very playable instrument.

    I went with TI Spirocores and a moderately jazzier set up. Along with the bass they are providing a new bridge with adjusters, fingerboard dress and plane, adjust and dress the nut, replace and fit NEW soundpost, top quality German endpin, rehang of the taipiece with UB tail gut, scrape out the neck and french polish for a smooth playing surface...

    All that for a very nice price....

    This isn't the exact one I don't think, but this is the model


    I have some learning to do before I get a pickup and other items...for now, it will be for home study only.
  2. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    Congrats Zulu, I've been playing DB for about 4 years and have been learning by the seat of my pants for a while [i picked it up my freshman year of high school-i'm now a senior]. I played an old Kay S1 [that was in dire need or a setup amongst other things] until i got my Cleveland as graduation/birthday/christmas present from my dad. DB has definately opened up doors for me. Congrats on the purchase.
  3. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    I needed some inspiration.
    This might do the trick,

    Should take 2-3weeks to deliver.
    I'll be in TX for two weeks anyway.
  4. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    Zulu, Are you out of PA now?.. You know you can come by when you'r home again and talk DB now that your on the 'big wagon'..

    Get back safe....

    Good luck with your Upright adventures.......
  5. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    I'm out of Ft Dix NJ for the most part. I have a place down in Mt Laurel because I can't get home every night.

    I can't wait to get going on this new road.
    I may need some pointers!!!

  6. hey zulu.

    good luck. Im next. I hope you love it!
  7. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Nice Zulu! I just got an Engalhardt a couple months ago myself and am loving it.
    BTW.. Didn't you used to be a supporting member?
  8. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    You WILL need pointers. Here's the first one:

    Get a teacher. It will (not could, will) save you a lot of struggle and possibly much pain.
  9. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    From what I've read here, I figured as much.
    I started the search.
  10. ctcruiser


    Jan 16, 2005
    West Haven, CT
    I have done the same. I have ordered a lefty ES-1 Supreme.

    My luthier had a Swingmaster that had just arrived for another customer. I tried it out and really liked the sound.

    I hope my Supreme sounds as good! I am looking forward to playing it!
  11. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Upton bass called today. Jack was stringing up my Swingmaster!!! Supposed to ship this week.

    Yee Haw!!!