EB players always want to try URB…and Adam’s video, while open to critique from seasoned DB players, has some good meat in it for the BG players looking to add to their arsenal!
Double Bass Repair & Restoration
An inside view of Upton Bass String Instrument Co.'s Instrument Repair & Restoration Workshop. Our sister website, www.StringRepair.com was originally created to communicate with our clients about the progress of their project, as well as to better display our double bass repair & restoration capabilities in conjunction with UptonBass.com. StringRepair.com was launched in 2005 and was one of the first active repair blogs on the web, opening the door to better transparency to the client from the back room of the workshop.
Today, Upton Bass String Instrument Co. continues to offer world-class repairs of all instruments in the violin family, and our active repairs are showcased below and on the following pages.
While StringRepair.com is not actively updated today, we keep it up as it's become a great reference source for many workshops worldwide. We hope you enjoy the collection!
Going “viral” for the double bass usually means a few thousand views, but as I write this, Davies video has 1,191,277 views and only dropped on Dec 11, 2019! This puts it currently at #30 on the trending video list on YouTube. That’s impressive!
Serge Alexandrovich Koussevitzky was a Russian-born conductor, composer, and double-bassist, known for his long tenure as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1924 to 1949.
I love the pace of old movies…I find them relaxing. We’ve become so accustomed to flashing images, point of view changes every 10 seconds, panning cameras, etc. that when the camera stays still and dialogue lingers, it’s calming.
On Saturday, November 16th we were treated to a very intimate performance by Lauren Pierce. Her passionate playing and openness with the audience will live on in many memories from that evening.
Lauren Pierce is one of the most prominent double bass soloists of a new generation of instrumentalists. Leveraging her talent against emerging social…
If there’s such a thing as an “everyday” bass player – we love hearing from you, send us your story! Here’s Jeff: I am forever grateful to everyone at Upton – a fantastic company, a fantastic team. Buy with absolute confidence. And don’t wait – life is too short for bad tone! …once I explained…
With classic automobiles, you might call this a Retro Rod…vintage body with a new engine underneath. This early 20th Century Mittenwald double bass is ready for the next 100 thanks to some creative thinking and collaboration between its new owner and Upton Bass! Not long ago, this bass was cobbled together and overlooked, but had…
Behold – three amazing available instruments in the Brescian style with shoulders you can hang on. Going back a century in this Italian-via-England (to Mystic!) bloodline, all of these examples move a huge amount of air and are a blast to play.