NBD: Another road trip to Upton Bass. Food, fun and a New Standard La Scala

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by tb-player, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. Michael Karn

    Michael Karn

    Apr 16, 2014
    My wife and I spent a few summers in Maine and we found a couple of lobster co-ops where we would get lunch and dinner. Lunch was a lobster roll, exactly how Ed described it, and dinner was a boiled lobster, corn on the cob and a drink for around $10. Admittedly this was awhile ago, but even then that was dirt cheap
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2021
  2. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    Did someone mention "...lobster..."?

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  3. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Great outcome. Enjoy your bass.
  4. Yeah, in Maine, I found them around $14-15. That much less and the Maine lobster being that much better made it pretty much worth it. I went to several shacks between Penobscot and Dear Isle. The rest of the seafood was very serious!
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  5. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Great! Now I have to drive to Maine. :D
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  6. Len S

    Len S Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2020
    Baltimore, MD
    Don't do this. It's a gateway drug to Infinite Jest...
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  7. I wonder if it's spalting? Whatever it is, I like it.
  8. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    I was going to make up a story about how the wood was harvested from an area near the Dead Sea, where the biblical Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and how this writing is a remnant of ancient Hebrew text that loosely translates into “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.” ;)

    Yeah, it’s a slight spalting in the wood. You can actually feel it when you touch it. Definite character mark. I dig it.

    Of course, I sent that photo to my guy at Upton as a joke, asking what kind of writing it was. I don’t think he found it funny. #toosoon :laugh:
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  9. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Wood is never perfect, nor should it be. It's organic and wonderful and flawed all at the same time, just like us.
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  10. turf3


    Sep 26, 2011
    Nice bass.

    I like that color much better than the deep chocolate brown Upton seem to prefer as their standard. I wish their "standard" models came at least with a choice of a color other than chocolate brown.

    But I have no standing as I already own a bass.
  11. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    I agree. My last one was the “shoe polish brown” and actually looked quite nice. A lighter option would have been nice, though. I prefer the lighter color and violin corners.
  12. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    Yeah; and the older we grow, the more flawed our wood becomes.
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  13. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Um.... uh oh! o_O

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  14. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
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