Re: [Harp-L] RE: Upright Electric Bass (Doghouse)

I've usually heard this instrument in a jazz context. 

One of the masters if the instrument is    
Eberhard Weber. He recorded some wonderful stuff for ECM records. Check out an album called Colours of Chloe. 

Gary Popenoe

On Nov 17, 2008, at 4:40 AM, Robert Coble <robertpcoble@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 20:25:55 -0600> From: "Seth Galitzer" <sethgali@xxxxxxxxx>> Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Upright Bass Simulator> To: Harp-L <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>> > If your main concern is the size of the upright, you may want to> consider, what I'd call a hybrid acoustic/electric bass. I think> catalogs list them as an "upright electric bass". Basically, it's an> electric with a full-sized acoustic fingerboard that you play upright,> instead of like a guitar. I can't speak to their quality or> playability, but I've seen pros use them. You play it like a> double-bass, and it's about as tall as one, but it has a tiny solid> body with electric pickups. Sometimes they have a stand that they sit> on while you play it, so it's not quite as long as a double-bass.> Beauty is in the ear of the bass player, of course.> > Seth> (not a bass player)> 
My cousin uses one of these upright electric bass. It sounds just like
and plays just like a standard upright (doghouse) bass, but it weighs 
considerably less. He switched to it after a severe back injury. There
is an adjustable pole (stand) at the bottom to adjust the height. The
neck is exactly the same size as a standard doghouse. My cousin uses
a 5-string rather than a 4-string.

Good luck!
Crazy Bob

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