Hi, I'm an electric bass player who would like to try upright. The only practical way for me is an electric upright. I have put a post in the wanted area for a Stagg or similar. I wondered if anybody could recommend any similar entry level makes, or indeed have one for sale. Many thanks, Dave
Up for sale is my Bridge Cetus, a stunning instrument that I bought new from Promenade Music in 2018. It has never been gigged or even left my flat, subsequently it is in pretty much new condition. I am selling this with regret as a result of wrist issues that due to an pre-existing condition, are making it very difficult for me to progress on the instrument.
Here are the specs taken from the Bridge Violins website:
Body: hollow moulded bodyshell, from carbon fibre and kevlar composites
Headstock and neck: The neck and headstock are carved from a single maple block. The
headstock design is a modified copy of the 1710 Stradivari Viola da Gamba head. The neck is hand coloured and finished with oils, for a fast, smooth, traditional finish.
Fingerboard: Ebony fingerboard
The Bridge pick up system is encapsulated within the bridge, designed
Tailpiece: ebony tailpiece.
Endpin: Basses use an ebony plug, notched steel rod with brass screw and ferrule, and
removable rubber protector.
Bridge Pick-Up System:
The pickup system is designed by Bridge and unique to these instruments. It uses a piezo crystal configuration giving an accurate acoustic sound with an even tone. The pickup uses all mechanical movements of the instrument to generate its acoustic sound.
Bridge Active Circuitry: has a sophisticated active circuitry dedicated to the frequency range of the instrument, uses a 9V battery giving approx 3000 hours playing time.
This bass has a surprisingly natural and woody tone for an instrument with a carbon fibre body, it's the best sounding EUB around in my opinion. You'll notice that the back plate that houses the 9V battery cavity is lined with Blu Tack; this is not to mask a defect, it was done because the back panel is made of light material and vibrated slightly when I played certain notes on the instrument unplugged. This slight buzz was not audible when it was played amplified.
Not looking for trades, just a sale please. As you can see, the soft case the bass came with offers little in the way of protection so it's collection only from the Preston Park area of Brighton. The bass comes with the aforementioned soft case, a horsehair German Double Bass bow and some rosin. These basses don't come up for sale very often - this one is in practically new condition, they go for £3,250 new. Come and try it out yourself. Message me with any questions or for additional pictures.
Here's my feedback:
Here's the blurb:
THE Bass Workshop Ibanez SRH500F is a fretless 4 string bass guitar with a semi hollow body.
The Ibanez SRH500F Fretless has a slender semi hollow body. A Spruce top has been matched up with a mahogany back. Bolted onto this is a SRH4 5 piece Jatoba and Bubinga neck. This has been matched up with a Bound Rosewood fretboard with Off-set white dot inlays. A Custom bridge has been included to work with the AeroSilk Piezo pickup. The Ibanez SRH500F-NNF Fretless comes with a set of Flatwound strings.
Great bass good lovely warm sound, light an comfortable to play .. any questions drop me a line. I am moving it on because I now have fret-less I brought off a bass chatter which has the dots in the 'normal' position between the frets which works so much better for me swapping between fretted and Fretless. Collection only as I don't have a hard case for this bass - I am happy to try and sort a meet up.. any questions drop me a line