Upton Bass Brescian Double Bass – Copenhagen Award Winner


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English Sycamore was carefully selected for the ribs, back and neck while a wide grained German Spruce top was pulled from the rafters.  The goal was a bass any customer could expect to receive, and the bass was made using every spec from our Brescian model building book.

First Place for Tone Award Copenhagen Bass Makers Competition


Upton Bass Brescian Double Bass 2012 Copenhagen Award Winner

On the 17th of August, 2012, we entered a solid wood flat-back Brescian model Upton Double Bass into the European Society of Bassists Bass Makers Competition, held at their bi-annual convention in Copenhagen. The Upton Bass Brescian Double Bass 2012 Copenhagen Award Winner won first place for tone from the playing jury!


The Upton Bass Brescian Double Bass was conceived in February of 2012, with the first one debuting at the Pittsburgh Double Bass Symposium. The first hybrid model was a success but still needed refinement.  Many subtle changes were made over the next few models and by June we were locked in to what the Brescian model ideally was.  Around this time Upton Bass was in the final planning stages of the upcoming European Society of Bassists convention to be held in Copenhagen.  We were elated to find that the bass makers completion would be a “blind” event (basses played behind a curtain so you could not see the bass you were judging)…and more so that a team of makers could enter a single instrument.  So Gary & Eric began the Upton Bass Brescian Double Bass 2012 Copenhagen Award Winner as a team effort.

The bass has a wonderfully rich tone that is loud and clear with a powerful low end that does not fall apart or get nasal into thumb position.

Upton Bass String Instrument Co. specializes in building award-winning custom double basses and offers accessories for the double bass. Upton Bass also services all instruments and bows of the violin family with world class restoration and repair, to view our online restoration portfolio visit stringrepair.com

Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics. Please contact UB at sales@uptonbass.com or call the shop at +1 (860) 535-9399. Hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 6pm. The Workshop (The Barn) and showroom are located in Mystic, Connecticut conveniently between Boston and NYC.