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Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by pwilliams72, Nov 22, 2019.
Anybody heard if these guys are on the market yet and how much they cost?
Where did the top and back appear from?
Hmmm, it looks like the body of the double bass is divided into at least 3, maybe 4 longitudinal sections, at least for the top and the back and maybe also for the sides. Nicely done, and it sounds good.
It's got my attention, I'm interested.
I was just watching Travis Book playing with the Infamous String Dusters on YouTube two days ago. I noticed what I thought was a new ‘bass in pieces’. Very interesting.
Thanks for pointing this out. I need to know more.
Some interesting information can be found by reviewing the patent application that Gary Upton filed earlier this year. I see that it claims priority to a provisional application that was filed in January 2018. The YouTube video noted above was posted a couple of months after that original filing.
This is a strong solution. I wonder if a hybrid version is possible.
Two badger paws WAY up!
Throw some backpack straps on that case, now we can hike with a double bass...
There are pieces of an "IKEA" joke in this Thread, but I can't seem to put them together.
per the OP: haven't seen them until now, and yes: i wonder about the cost, too.
I was thinking more of a sniper. Fly in, kill it, get the heck out of town.
I'd imagine cost is like a boat...
If you have to ask, you can't afford it.
But yeah, that's awesome.
I wonder about the Sound?!?!
Knowing Upton it is a distinct possibility. Let's hope the premium isn't Czech-ease level! (twice as much for half a cheap bass). It should be the cost of whatever bass is used + extra parts and basic case plus a reasonable "cherry on top" like Jackie gave Melanie for the idea.
So far, the Chadwick is the only fairly priced travel option when the case is taken into account.
I think it's really cool! Obviously, I would want to lay hands on one before purchasing, and also tie up other loose ends like how to transport a gig bag for the bass while traveling.
A lightweight, travel gig bag is a missing link from the whole travel bass situation. I also think this is an amazing development as well, if it works. Even more than the Chadwick, if it holds a good set up, it would be easy enough to take on a vacation to not miss practice!
Maybe they'll sell a piece at a time. I maybe can afford that!
Thanks for all the replies. No info available on the Upton website. I’ll be on the road near their shop next week. I’m hoping to stop by and play one. I’ll report back.
I played it. Really good sound. Lightweight and looks great. It is shaped just like their standard laminate bass. They have 2 prototypes in the shop. They are hoping to either do a kickstarter or just get at least 50 orders to get started making them. Price point about $5K.