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Rob

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Re: NAMM Rumours?
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2018, 03:23:36 PM »
The Ibanez EUB:

https://www.dawsons.co.uk/ibanez-2018-ub804-upright-electric-bass-mahogany-oil-burst




Not my cup of tea (at all...)
With a 34 inch scale I think they sound like fretless BG's

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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2018, 03:32:50 PM »
Probably true.  I'd like to see something more like the 40" scale range. The electric uprights interest me.
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Re: NAMM Rumours?
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2018, 06:09:48 AM »
1/4-size uprights have 35" scale length (1/8-size have 31.5" scale length) and sound like an upright, not like a fretless electric. There are other parameters, like a piezo pickup. I tried the NS Design EUB and with the piezo pickup it had a nice uprighty tone, with the magnetic pickup it was just a fretless bass guitar.
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Re: NAMM Rumours?
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2018, 10:27:59 AM »
1/4-size uprights have 35" scale length (1/8-size have 31.5" scale length) and sound like an upright, not like a fretless electric. There are other parameters, like a piezo pickup. I tried the NS Design EUB and with the piezo pickup it had a nice uprighty tone, with the magnetic pickup it was just a fretless bass guitar.

That's really good to know!  That NS Design bass is one I've researched more than once, but I haven't laid hands on one.  I'd really like to test drive one, and your comments make it sound like a strong contender.  Did you try the "Omni Bass" or "Upright Bass" model? The Upright scale length is 41.7", the Omni is 34", so i'm guessing it was the Omni. That 34" scale would make it an easier transition...
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Re: NAMM Rumours?
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2018, 01:03:09 PM »
Didn't see anything regarding this information posted so FYI, no Gibson at NAMM 2018.

http://www.musicradar.com/news/namm-2018-gibson-no-show-confirmed

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Re: NAMM Rumours?
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2018, 01:29:13 PM »
Didn't see anything regarding this information posted so FYI, no Gibson at NAMM 2018.

http://www.musicradar.com/news/namm-2018-gibson-no-show-confirmed

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Re: NAMM Rumours?
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2018, 02:40:28 PM »
That's really good to know!  That NS Design bass is one I've researched more than once, but I haven't laid hands on one.  I'd really like to test drive one, and your comments make it sound like a strong contender.  Did you try the "Omni Bass" or "Upright Bass" model? The Upright scale length is 41.7", the Omni is 34", so i'm guessing it was the Omni. That 34" scale would make it an easier transition...

Also we all know this video, at 1:14 there's a 34" bass built like a cornerless 1/4-size and played horizontally, sounds just like an upright even with its bass guitar scale.

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Re: NAMM Rumours?
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2018, 04:44:05 PM »
Also we all know this video, at 1:14 there's a 34" bass built like a cornerless 1/4-size and played horizontally, sounds just like an upright even with its bass guitar scale.


That's impressive Ilan
I think the secret is the overstand and neck angle along with a bridge that is similar to an URB.

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Re: NAMM Rumours?
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2018, 08:20:33 AM »
At 3:50 there's an NS Design Basscello, too. It sounds quite like an upright.

And at 4:10 there's an orange Gretsch 5123 Electromatic that's identical to the one I have. I believe they only made that color as a Guitar Center model.

They all sound pretty darn great with those fingers playing them!!
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Re: NAMM Rumours?
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2018, 05:13:44 AM »
Not at the NAMM, but Las Vegas CES

http://bassoutpost.com/index.php?topic=10888.0#new

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Re: NAMM Rumours?
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2018, 08:35:07 AM »
Maybe Gibson chose to go to CES so it could try and push those self-tuning guitars. That's electronic, right?
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Re: NAMM Rumours?
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2018, 10:27:44 AM »
It's a lifestyle thing. You wouldn't understand.  8)

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« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2018, 11:39:44 AM »
I'm proud of being the wrong demographic.
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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2018, 07:57:23 PM »
I'm proud of being the wrong demographic.

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Re: NAMM Rumours?
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2018, 07:09:35 AM »
Did you see the news about the power outage at CES yesterday? Probably Gibson's fault!  :mrgreen: