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Palatino is it a german style or French style board?

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by pacojastorius, Feb 21, 2006.


  1. pacojastorius

    pacojastorius Guest

    May 21, 2005
    usa
    Palatino is it a german style or French style board?
    can you play a high F# in the V 1/2 position with 1,2,4 fingers
     
  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    :confused:
     
  3. pacojastorius

    pacojastorius Guest

    May 21, 2005
    usa
    ok there are 2 types of basses, the classic german style and french/italian style.
    the german bass is much better for jazz becuase when your left thumb hits the heel at the V position you can play in Eb with the first finger (a good key for jazz, no?)
    when you do the same on a french bass you play a D, so you have one position less, in the V 1/2 position you have to change to 3 fingers.
     
  4. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
  5. pacojastorius

    pacojastorius Guest

    May 21, 2005
    usa
    whoops yes neck;)
     
  6. gfred

    gfred

    Jan 5, 2006
    Wichita, Kansas
    On this bass, at the heel you're actually at C.
     
  7. Can someone clarify this? When I have my thumb at the heel, the note opposite is the D on the G string. Is this how you distinguish D from Eb neck?
     
  8. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    Yes, this is a D neck.
     
  9. Then the Palatino is a D, *not* a C neck!