5 hours ago
Testing, testing....1,2....3🤷🏻♂️?? #kaybass #madeinamerica #5stringbass #uptonbass ... See MoreSee Less
Four strings are three chords and the truth. Five strings are three chords, the truth, and a pizza.
Love my 5 string Brescian.
Holy smoke what is the gauge on that low B string?!
Cool strings, what are they?
22 hours ago
Sometimes you got to do what you got to do. Love these guys #gafftape #inthetrenches #uptonbass #madeinamerica ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Happy birthday my bass brother #ted #theman #uptonbass #mumfordandsons ... See MoreSee Less
A view from the pit, only the best viewing locations will do
It’s on...#doublebass #airplane. Mic drop ... See MoreSee Less
Using the method shown in the Rufus Reid method book?
Just like book! Impressive.
Rufus Reid has a section in The Evolving Bassist on how to properly take a double bass on an airplane and this looks textbook. When I first read this section, I thought to myself, 'who the heck would actually do this?' You sure showed me! Well done!
What happens when the person in front slams their seat back? 😬
Upside down, wow 😲
Mine experienced the train 😀
What size bass?
Why aren’t you sitting in first class with the Bass?
On a bus, in the Middle East:
Which airline let you do that?
What’s the matter? Did Eric already have the company jet booked?
I’ve never had to do the bass in seat .... but I believe Rufus’s illustration had the bass the top facing up? Been 20 years since I’ve seen but I’ve always thought this made more sense with the neck and I’m guessing there is some support from where the fingerboard meets the block on the seat. Am I wrong?
The key is getting back home lol . I did this 2x in the early 90’s to LA.. it felt weird lol
You should play for them!! I’m sure the other passengers would love that!
Is the bass is taking 2 seats?
When the Rufus Reid book came out, there was a much more space in airline cabins/seats. Is that really a 3/4 size bass or something smaller or more shallow?
I see it is on the middle seat. Is the window seat available or is the bass obstructing it?
Looks like some good company my friend!
Teach me your ways, oh master.
Textbook... If your textbook is 70's the evolving bassist
What sorsoriy is this
What?!? Bass in the cabin in 2019?!?!? I have SO MANY questions 😮🙌🏾😮
Yes you can! Know the rules, be positive, and #Believe. #bassesfly #uptonbass #doublebass #uptonbass #frontierairlines #pvd #providence #mumfordandsons #deltathealbum ... See MoreSee Less
That Ted's replacement?
On the plane or the under? I brought mine years ago but I think it was a military charter flight
Did you have to play the upright bass to prove to TSE that it was indeed an upright bass?
You saw what those bastards did to Pattitucci’s bass right?
Look at the #funk and #gunk under those tuning plates. Notice a difference in the varnish color? #uptonbass #restoration #woodworking ... See MoreSee Less
looks like a few layers of glue and varnish....
Jeremy Lane, is this yours?
Purfling time, dry fit, then remove and glue. #nofilter #details #uptonbass #madeinamerica ... See MoreSee Less
Ribs for dinner...it’s Saturday night after-all. #bbq #ribs #uptonbass #madeinamerica ... See MoreSee Less
Great picture! Love your page.
I want to make an upright. I have Chandler’s book and some other violin making books. The tonewood is so expensive though and then the tools . . . . . I have looked for upright kits online. Funny thing is, there’s a white kit for almost every other stringed instrument except for the double bass. There’s even an free pdf for an octave mandolin up on google. I still think it would be fun to try and make a bass . . . . .
This post is all about #wood. #doublebass #madeinamerica #uptonbass ... See MoreSee Less
A wood post, eh?
Best thing about a tree is what you make out of it.
Just listed! Always nice to revisit your past work & see how you've grown. ... See MoreSee Less
A template...underrated, under appreciated. Not even a tool...just a part of a process. Yet how much collective music has passed through what it’s process removed. #kaybass #doublebass #uprightbass #madeinamerica #chicago ... See MoreSee Less
Vintage Americana #kaybass #madeinamerica #doublebass ... See MoreSee Less
So cool and mojo-supercharged instruments !
I love my 1930s Kay. Wish the top weren't delaminating - it has so many stories in that wood!
While we should always look forward...it can be nice to see what’s behind you. #uptonbass #inspirationalquotes #reflect #concord #doublebass #uprightbass We know this one is making beautiful music and it’s a blessing to look back on the #love we #handmade this special bass with. #madeinamerica inspired by #abrahamprescott ... See MoreSee Less
I might be sitting right next to this bass right now!
Beautiful! Lacy Tier enjoys hers immensely. Always receiving compliments. Just had bridge sanded, Bass Violin Shop, and the action is to her liking.
It’s an F hole, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. #doublebass #fhole #f #hole #uprightbass #uptonbass #brescian #madeinamerica ... See MoreSee Less
Of course it is ! 🎻👍
I was going to publish The English F Hole, but the publisher misunderstood.
Did you know? In the 90’s engelhardt made 500 cellos and basses in a typical week!? It’s sad to think what China has done to the US economy. But WE as Americans LET THAT HAPPEN. Lesser quality goods, less jobs....you say you don’t care? You pour your heart and soul into your craft...it’s more than just a tool...it’s an extension of you. #extensionofgoodness #instrument #tool #china #madeinamerica #chinalookingglass #americanmade #inspiration #uptonbass #doublebass #be #america ... See MoreSee Less
Is Tom still selling basses or did he go out of business?
Let’s blame the foreigners by all means. Somebody buying the instruments made an economic choice ...
Christ, I just follow your because I like Basses, you don’t have to drag politics into it and get all nationalistic
Off with his head! Here you’ll see Eric pop the scroll off of a Epiphone double basses failing neck. New life into the vintage. Here’s to another 80+ years. @#doublebassrepair #scrollgraft #epiphone #uptonbass #luthier #upright bass #vintage #american #restoration ... See MoreSee Less
Love epiphone and upton basses treat her wright like I know you will.
Literally every Kay Bass ever was made on one of these rib moulds. #historical #gatekeeper #madeinamerica #uptonbass ... See MoreSee Less
Hippee sandals in the woodshop!
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