#1
I was looking at them online, becuase im a huge fan of the stand up basses, i love there sound. If i could choose right now, I'd join a soft-alt. band playing a stand up while i live in Canada. Are they good because I've never got to try one. Does anyone have any advice if I was going to save up for one?

i heard the Dean stand ups are crap. Are there any good brands people know about (because i know most people i know on here play bass guitars)

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#3
I haven't played one but apparently they sound nothing like a normal upright.

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edit: he used zeta and ned steinberger electric doubles.

im a HUGE Jim Creeggan fan XD but i dont have enough money to buy that high quality of a bass. XD
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#6
Don't stagg make electric uprights?
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#7
Stagg, aria, palotino, theres louds of EUB's out there, some more expensive than otheres. Some of them dont even play like double bass's. Most them dont sound close to a double bass and many cant be bowed. Theres a huge bit on TB about these.
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#9
There's been an electric double bass in the music store near us for AGES!
Doesn't the guy from the living end play one?
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#10
I could name a shed load of bands who use double basses, because it's pretty much a rule in psychobilly, but the only person I know who plays an electric double is Les.

And I remember reading somewhere that his 5 string electric is actually some form of cello, not sure if that's true though.

And of course he has his whamola as well.
#11
There's a Stagg down at my local shop on sale and I am sorely tempted. I've played it once or twice and it's light years from the low level Deans.

Whamola's are light years away from uprights--I love Whamolas. I may get a friend of mine to help me build one this summer.
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There's a Stagg down at my local shop on sale and I am sorely tempted. I've played it once or twice and it's light years from the low level Deans.

Whamola's are light years away from uprights--I love Whamolas. I may get a friend of mine to help me build one this summer.


Sites carrying the stagg say that it can be bowed, but the limited pictures I've seen suggest that the bridge is barely arched if at all. Is it actually possible to play arco on one of those things?
#13
I am horrible at bowing to be honest. But Fitz had a horrible time with bowing his, so I suspect you may be right. Its definitely not as arched as true upright.

I am looking at it for playing Jazz at this point, so maybe one of the upright players in the forum can chime in and give a good answer on this one.
#14
the staggs didnt look reliable to me, i saw an NS Design electric stand up for $8-900 US in GC.com, looked pretty good. anybody heard anything good-bad bout them?
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the staggs didnt look reliable to me, i saw an NS Design electric stand up for $8-900 US in GC.com, looked pretty good. anybody heard anything good-bad bout them?



NS Designs are wonderful, but could never justify the cost for one. They have a really warm sound.
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NS Designs are wonderful, but could never justify the cost for one. They have a really warm sound.

hmm, thanks tam XD if i happen to come across a very large sum of money i'll know what to do XD
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#18
I might consider building an upright myself if I can get a job this summer. Till then, I'm satisfied with bowing my squier

There's really only one song that I want that sound on, so I can't justify buying even a 2-300 dollar upright at this point. And since every note in that song can be played on my D string, I can just take a bow to it! It actually sounds pretty bad-ass, and looks twice that awesome.
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#21
I own the Stagg and think it's pretty solid in terms of size and feel. For the price it's unbeatable. I live in Toronto and bought it there.

The NS Designs WAV4 is a better playing piece overall, but it's so dissimilar to a real upright (i.e. thumb position!?) that you're better off with a fretless electric.

However, keep in mind that you're getting neither of the benefits of an electric or an acoustic - it's not as easy to play as an electric and it doesn't sound like an acoustic. But the feel and approach is so different and that alone will result in proper upright bass playing.
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#22
I got the guitar porn aka Musician's Friend buyers guide yesterday and was looking at the Palatino EUBs. Has anyone played one of these?

http://www.palatinousa.com/Electric-Upright-Bas.392.0.html
#23
Ive been told two things, there are much closer in style to a double bass, not nessicarily in sound but tehnique etc. And youll be more accepted by snooby musicians playing a palatino.
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#24
Apparently the Pallatino is a solid and decent EUB once you get rid of/replace some components. Otherwise, notsomuch.
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Apparently the Pallatino is a solid and decent EUB once you get rid of/replace some components. Otherwise, notsomuch.

ya thanx fitz, i was looking at them today and i think there $5-600 one is the one im going to get....if i ever save up my moneys
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#26
The Stagg I have is a bit cheaper and just as good. Probably made in the same plant. However, the way the Stagg is built, the whole "upgrade" thing isn't really possible on it, as it's a bit more forward thinking in its design than the Pallatino.
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