Do you just hear clickety-clack in this playing put on your EarPods or connect to your Bluetooth speaker and hear that fundamental coming through. Beautiful from our one and only Jack!🥰 ... See MoreSee Less
Jack set up my bought new 2008 Blonde Superswing with clefs! Haven't changed a thing! Also signed my Royal Crowns cd when i drove to Mystic to pick it up, still have it 13 years later!
Sometimes we have to make tools for our tools in order to get the job done right. Can someone guess what’s going on here? #uptonbass #uptonbassbarn #woodworking #doublebassmaker #contrabajo ... See MoreSee Less
Rib and bout repair and re-glue?
Owen Wilson approves.
Big, gorgeous JTL double bass in that distinctive French red! Excellent player with presence and power - on our Vintage page uptonbass.com/shop/lamy-double-bass-jtl-1890-mirecourt/ #uptonbass ... See MoreSee Less
I'm gonna guess real, though I'm curious why so much damage was done right in the center of the back. That makes me wonder if it is antiquing
I wanna see more modern basses antiqued like this.
Must have spent some time at a middle school!
I say authentic wear….
I had a blond Kay with several discolored dents on the "plucking" side of the fingerboard. At the time I was told it was due to the wedding band player vigorously slapping the bass while wearing cufflinks. Might have been apocryphal but it made for a good story.
a bit more wear on the carved back side than I would expect to see as most bassists would set a bass down on the ribs.
Would you [Upton] do antiquing like this on one of your customers’ instruments?
Cleaning up and deconstruction is part of the restoration and reconstruction of any instrument like this double bass, or better yet anything you are repairing or rebuilding. Messes just can’t be. What is one of your work habits? How does a mid project “cleanup” benefit you and your projects, even if it’s playing bass? Do you stop, perhaps take a brief meditation, put your instrument down??? Tell us. #uptonbass
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I clean before, during and after on anything I work on ! It allows me to see any potential problems and makes for a safer work environment. I’m a industrial HVAC Tech.
Listen to this teaser of a Brescian Upton Bass growllll. 🐕 That’s the sound we are looking for. How about you? Hit us up for more! ... See MoreSee Less
Gary and Eric planning out the restoration direction on this mid 20th century double bass. Once we get inside there are always opportunities to address past work and ways to thoughtfully help an instrument live a healthier more productive life. #uptonbass #restoration #musicalinstrument #doublebass #contrabajo #uptonbassbarn ... See MoreSee Less
c u guys on Thursday....really looking forward!!!
The first 100 are the hardest. Beautiful cellos made by bass makers. Saving the cello 🌎 one instrument at a time. ... See MoreSee Less
Saving the cello?
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Muy bien, gracias!
The strength and longevity of a double bass, new, old and restored, relies on the structural integrity of the ribs. The neck, the end pin, the top and the back, everything sits and pulls and pushes on the foundation of a good healthy set of ribs. Here we take apart this 20th century instrument to rebuild it for a fresh new start in life. Perhaps a better chance than it ever had. ... See MoreSee Less
It is a thing of beauty for sure…..And just think, all this time I’ve been putting my bass on the stand wrong.
Now these are three blonde bombshells! 😍 Can you identify them from left to right? #uptonbass #threescompany #uptonbassbarn #doublebass #bassshop #contrabasso #bassplayer #blondes ... See MoreSee Less
Epiphone on the left.
Hot, hotter, hottest 😎
Epiphone, American Standard, and Kay Basses from left to right.
Epi F holes nothing like them ❤️
FWIW, everyone belonging to this group should recognize the beauty in the middle...
Susan on left, Debra center, and Kate on the right..
We have a bass for all musicians. Here is our very own Gary attempting to understand the IG reel assignment. He already understands the bass assignment.😉😂 ... See MoreSee Less
great way to advertise your trade. Not a bass to be heard...
I want one
Shouldn’t we all know by now this is not how you do it…🧐 Can someone tell us why the sound post should never be rounded!? #bassmaker #uptonbass #soundpost #uptonbassbarn #wemakethebest ... See MoreSee Less
Needs optimal contact to transfer
Potential to crack the top ?
It will rotate
More contact is better. Less vibration and varience.
Less contact and more likely to slide out of position? Also, more acute pressure where it does make contact?
Cause a rounded soundpost is just dumb.
It makes less contact with the top?
Easier to tilt into place this way? However, the surface area is reduced and pounds per square inch is increased in relation.
It won't swing! 😉
Simple… math and physics.
I'd assume for a few reasons, all related to amount of surface contact. 1) I'd imagine a smaller contact point would mean the same pressure on a smaller footprint which means greater chance of punching through 2) Smaller surface area would be easier to slide and fall down 3) Smaller contact would be less transfer of vibration meaning less volume of sound
Because soundpost patches are expensive
We’ve had a few questions about our tuner orientation. In this video Gary explains some of the whys. Visit our YouTube channel youtu.be/NuEKSpUpW7M for the full video. #uptonbass #doublebass #tuner #uptonbassbarn ... See MoreSee Less