In the sea of large, bold double basses, smaller musicians find themselves at a disadvantage. They either struggle with instruments that are too large for them to get the tone they desire, or they compromise on tone to play a more manageable instrument.
Our 5/8’s size fully carved Concert double bass has been paired up with a poplar
back and sides. Poplar has a warm, dark sound and when coupled with the
smaller air volume of a 5/8 corpus, you can achieve that “big bass” sound.
A fully carved domestic Sitka Spruce top is carefully graduated (thinned) to our
“competition” grade specs.
The results are a magnificently manageable bass that can play with the bigger
basses and not miss a beat. David meets Goliath.
UB 5/8 Bass:
Body Length: 43 inches
Upper Bout Width: 19.5 inches
C Bout Width: 14.5 inches
Lower Bout Width: 26 inches
Rib Taper: 8 inches at lower
block to 7 (or 5.5, please inquire) inches at neck block
String Length: 40.5 inches