3 days ago
Necks on deck to kick off the Upton Bass work week tomorrow... interested in seeing what we do & how we do it? Visit us at the UB Bass Barn in Mystic, CT, Tuesday thru Saturday!
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1 week ago
Throwback to when Gary Upton transformed the pieces in a carry on suitcase into a fully functional double bass on stage at JMU! @jamesmadisonuniversity
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Just Listed!Cazzaniga double bass from 1991 built in Monza, Italy. A very nicely built slim and elegant Italian contrabass with long C-bouts ... See MoreSee Less
Shes a beauty.
JUST LISTED!This early 20th Century Czech double bass features gamba corners and a compact design, modified to a hybrid after damage to original back. ... See MoreSee Less
What is a fair price to pay for a 1940 Kay in fairly good condition?
We can’t wait to teach you a thing or two...#uptonbass #learning #masterclass #madeinamerica ... See MoreSee Less
I'm gonna need a primer on repairing this one myself:
Hi Craig, setup videos will come out first and then repair/restoration. -Gary
Be a legend Wookiee like Chewie and play the bass. #uptonbass #chewbacca Things you didn’t know! ... See MoreSee Less
It was fun celebrating May the fourth be with you Day, Peter Mathew and Chewbacca with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. A wonderful tribute to the works of John Williams’ Star Wars music:)
3 weeks ago
JUST LISTED! ... See MoreSee Less
The hum of the bass shop in full swing is music to our ears... but sometimes, in the quiet, we stand back and look at what we get to do for you everyday and can’t help but think...
Hot damn, we’re lucky & it wouldn’t be possible without your continued support so we thank you!
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4 weeks ago
A few weeks ago we had the honor of meeting this bass. And it’s fabulous partner, here at our workshop for a full blown photo session. You’ll see more of this bass and many more Italians in the Italian double Bass book when it’s published later this year!! 🔥 🔥 Do you want studio pictures of your bass? Talk to us #uptonbass #italiandoublebass @arpeggiopublishing ... See MoreSee Less
Baby got back
You broke my bass!
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So cute Baby....😘😘😘
Who is Upton Bass? We are the double bass. #uptonbass #corevalues #doublebass #uptonbassstringinstrumentcompany #madeinamerica ... See MoreSee Less
Headed to gig with one in ten minutes
Nice. Might want to rethink the soundtrack.
Where are you guys located?
I hope to visit the barn this summer!! Gary Upton
So does that mean you have a left handed ebony fingerboard for me?
Nice add but use Jazz plucking for the next one.
wow a 5 string that's different !!!
Still love my superswing set up by Jack hanlon with clef guts and rev II solo pick up in 2008:
Nicholas John McCagg, ever hear of these guys?
Hannah Dado where blue gets his inspiration from
Hoping there is an Upton instrument or two in this lineup. www.facebook.com/events/2058399994287891/
Would love to visit the shop.
Phil Suggs...Kevin Dale...!
Phil Mitchell this looks cool.
Great looking basses
Where is that barn? It looks exactly like the place in Brewster,NY where I picked up my customized New Standard Bass/Cleveland model. (around 2006)
I can't even come close to affording one of these
Say Hey Mike Lewis Emma Simpson here’s a story for you
Rev it UP...
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Have you seen our latest video?
Upton Bass: Continually improving the tools double bassists use to make music. The vision, mission and core values of Upton Bass are spelled out as we strive to build the finest musical instruments available.
Gary from Upton Bass defines our mission statement accompanying a great workshop montage.
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Can’t stop, won’t stop...
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Do you UV light treat your tonal wood?
Lights... camera... music.
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Gotta get to your place one day. We live in Florida. Do you know any GOOD repair people in Florida?
I don't even play double bass. But that's gorgeous!!!
~*~ Ohhhhh, what a beauty. <3
This bass player would love to try one out.
I’m visiting my Dad in Burlington, Ct in a few weeks. Looking forward to cruising down to Mystic to check out your shop.
How beautiful! I live just down the street and keep telling myself I have to come by some time to see your workshop.
Wish y’all would move to Texas..however will save me $ if you don’t!
Sarah Hassler pls
I’ve got #faith we can get him on an #uptonbass #madeinamerica ... See MoreSee Less
The Clef Carbon Fiber Endpin combines our popular Clef Double Bass Endpin Tip with a high-quality carbon fiber shaft for a lightweight, durable solution to your aging endpin. Currently available in 1/2" (0.500" or 12.7mm technically, but we call it 13mm - basically it fits Kay basses) and 3/8" (0.375" or 9.525mm technically, but we call in 10mm) diameter. If you've wanted one of our endpin tips but balked at the prospect of taking a hacksaw to your original pin, this Clef Carbon Fiber Double Bass Endpin makes a simple and affordable addition to your setup!
uptonbass.com/product/clef-carbon-fiber-double-bass-endpin-with-rubber-tip/The Clef Carbon Fiber Double Bass Endpin combines our popular Clef Double Bass Endpin Tip with a carbon fiber shaft in a lightweight, durable package. ... See MoreSee Less
“I always do rehairs in the morning with a nice cup of coffee, before the day gets moving. Every single element of a rehair must be spot on for it to work. It takes precision and skill and even after doing thousands of them over 26 years, I know my head needs to be clear when I sit down at the bench...” - Eric Roy, UB Luthier Extraordinaire
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A client asked us today... “Love the brass plates, can you custom order that?”
Our answer... “We can customize anything for you.”
What do you want customized & handmade for you on your Upton?
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Pao Ferro finger board and tailpiece?
Lovely machine heads 👍❤🎻
I have the scroll carved into a ball like on a Indian war club
2 months ago
Our love of music...
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