SOLD: Upton Bass Brescian Double Bass 2013 – Fully Laminated Special

This custom fully laminated plywood double bass was conceived a few years ago on two levels:

For the player, we built a large orchestra bass that his conductor would not suspect of being a plywood – expressly meant to deceive so that he could have all the benefits of a laminated instrument in a grueling outdoor spring, summer, fall, rain, shine symphony schedule without letting down the side. Mission one accomplished!  The deep voice and projection of this flat back Brescian lifted the bass section while the dark, old finish did not draw scrutiny.

For Upton Bass, it allowed us the opportunity to really flex in building a full-bodied plywood. In a moment when American Standard basses and copies are the darlings of busy gigging upright bassists, we wanted to make sure we had that territory covered – that we could build something better, more intense, more tactile.

We welcome comparison! This big denizen excels in every respect and is priced below any factory competition.  Broken in primarily under the bow, but has tons of snap and growl pizzicato. Expertly played and one of a kind.

Mooradian bag, rev solo pickup, French bow included.

 

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This is an amazing, Fully Laminated Plywood Double Bass – The UB Brescian Double Bass Special Build – Full Plywood Brescian. One of a kind, 2013.

For the discerning player, we built a large orchestra bass that his conductor would not suspect of being a plywood – expressly meant to deceive so that he could have all the benefits of a laminated instrument in a grueling outdoor spring, summer, fall, rain, shine symphony schedule without letting down the side. Mission one accomplished!  The deep voice and projection of this flat back Brescian lifted the bass section while the dark, old finish did not draw scrutiny.


Upton Bass is a double bass specialty company located in Mystic, Connecticut. We are ready to offer advice and answer any questions you have regarding your double bass, strings for your double bass, or related topics. Any questions? Email sales@uptonbass.com or call our shop at (860) 535-9399. Our hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm.

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