TK Instruments, anyone?

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by dwjazz54, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. dwjazz54


    Jan 21, 2003
    Jersey City, NJ
    Hey guys-
    I know this is probably a long shot, but does anyone have any experience with a TK Instruments custom EUB? I'm looking for something unusual, a.k.a. I'm NOT trying to emulate a real double bass, as I already have access to that for straightahead jazz and the like. I'm looking for something for groove-jazz and hip-hop, something that can be played louder and lower with a lot of bottom and an unconventional look. I'd also like something I can afford. Then, I came across this:

    Now, the 35" doesn't impress me (I'd prefer full 3/4 scale of at least 40"), but everything else does, and he says he'll do custom scales for a reasonable price.

    Any stories of his work OR votes for another instrument are MUCH APPRECIATED.

    Thanks so much!

  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    The RMC pickup is made by Richard McClish I think.
    Overall the instrument seems to be well done, and well adapted to short scale (34 or 35") but I'm wondering how it'd look with a 40" scale.
    Maybe similar to the Hemage EUB?

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