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NBD The 4 year wait is over!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Tiddleypidlei, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Tiddleypidlei


    Jun 8, 2014

    After four years, I finally get to play the upright bass again. It’s not much, but it works for me. I used to not believe in love at first sight, but I now understand, and it’s a wonderful feeling.
    I purchased the bass from The Violin Shop Tampa, and I knew from first sight it was the one.
    Four years of searching the web.
    Four years of trying tons of basses.
    Four years of saving.
    Four years of just bass guitar.
    Finally over.

    Here is my bass

    It’s a 2007 Hawkes laminated Upton Bass. Strung with gut strings.

    This is at the shop

    At Home

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    After 4 years, I’m pretty rusty, I need some serious practice.
    One step at a time.
  2. Congratulations! I’m not a DB’er (though I wish I was), so I don't know much about that bass, but it looks great! I hope she serves you well.
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  3. Tiddleypidlei


    Jun 8, 2014

    Also, come and join the dark side of double bass, once you start you’ll never stop.
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  4. Jason Hollar

    Jason Hollar It Don’t Mean A Thing... Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2005
    Pittsburgh area

    Cool man - I have 2007 Hawkes Hybrid and it’s such a wonderful instrument. I’m on the opposite spectrum with Spiro Weichs - but it sure would be fun to try guys someday. Good luck with new axe.
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  5. BobKay

    BobKay Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2012
    Estero, Florida; USA
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  6. geoffbassist

    geoffbassist UK Double Bassist Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 17, 2006
    Founder - Discover Double Bass
    That’s a great bass! Congrats and enjoy the journey
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  7. Tiddleypidlei


    Jun 8, 2014
    What, this is crazy! I’ve been binge watching all your Discover double bass lessons on YouTube.
    Thanks, I will definitely enjoy this long awaited journey.
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  8. RSBBass


    Jun 11, 2011
    Nice! Congratulations. Welcome back
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  9. misterbadger

    misterbadger Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Northern California
    Congratulations! I started my DB journey with the identical bass, and it served me well. Great bass!
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  10. Tiddleypidlei


    Jun 8, 2014
    Just bought and installed a fishman bp-100. I know it’s not the greatest, but I wanted to use my bass guitar pedals on my upright bass.
    I’m so excited for this journey, I’m already starting to relearn Thumb position from Discover Double Bass and Chris Fitzgerald videos.
  11. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Welcome to the Addiction.


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