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New Standard

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by 61pollmann, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. 61pollmann

    61pollmann Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    Has there been a change in the New Standard business? I've heard that they are being finished in Connecticut now. Is Arnold still involved? Any connection to Upton?
  2. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

    Feb 16, 2002
    Brewster, NY, USA
    Consider me "on leave" from the business, though I remain active as co-founder/adviser/consultant. Because I am so over-booked with building my handmade basses and with repair and restoration work, my friends at the Upton shop are picking up the slack and trying to alleviate the backlog with the New Standard basses. I am committed to insuring that the quality remains excellent, and I am always available to Gary, Eric and Wil. So far this transition has worked seamlessly, and I'm thrilled that more bassists will have the opportunity to own and play these fine instruments.
  3. 61pollmann

    61pollmann Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2005

    I'm glad to hear that you are still involved. Also happy to hear that you're busy building your basses.

    Thanks for the reply.

  4. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Supporting Member

    Wow! The value of my "pre-CBS" La Scala must've just skyrocketed!
  5. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    No such luck. The newer ones are gorgeous, too. I know several people who play them (and I have a laminated one) and they all play like dreams.
  6. Somehow... I don't think it works the same way! ;)
  7. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Supporting Member

    You guys are always trying to crush a brother's dream.