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Technique?

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by Steve Clark, May 8, 2005.


  1. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    Do you use thumb position when in the upper register on an EUB? Seems like less of an issue on an EUB like my NS Design. Your thoughts?
     
  2. mheintz

    mheintz

    Nov 18, 2004
    Others can comment with more experience on EUBs than me. I'll note that thumb position is particularly helpful while playing with the bow as it allows your shoulders and elbows to remain in comfortable position in the upper register. It seems to me that thumb position is actually more natural with a vertical fingerboard regardless of whether the neck has a heel.
     
  3. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    Yes.
     
  4. abaguer

    abaguer

    Nov 27, 2001
    Milford, NJ
    Yep. I keep thumb position on EUB. I'm just used to playing that way and get more reach.
     
  5. mrpc

    mrpc Guest

    Feb 7, 2005
    Yes, and in the lower register too.