Re: Recommendations for EUB for Travel, Practice?

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Posted by François Blais on August 18, 2001 at 08:22:30:

In Reply to: Re: Recommendations for EUB for Travel, Practice? posted by Pete G. on August 17, 2001 at 21:04:28:

No, I'm playing jazz pizz only.
But IMO, there would be no problem playing it with a bow.
You can email Randy Brodeur ( and ask him about bow playing. I think he plays both pizz and bow.

: Thanks for the link, Francois. The webpage doesn't say anything about bowing this bass ("good for everything from jazz to hip-hop." Not sure where Vivaldi sonatas fall on that spectrum...). Do you use the bow on yours? If so, how does it sound?

: Thanks again,
: Pete

: : : Since I have to travel on business a lot, I'm considering getting a detachable-neck EUB that packs down to the size of a set of golf clubs, or thereabouts. The objective is to be able to use it like a percussionist uses a drum pad - to keep the chops at least somewhat tuned when I can't play a real bass. Low volume is actually a plus for this purpose, since I need to be able to play it in a hotel room without causing guests in the adjacent rooms to call the cops.

: : I own a Carruthers SUB-1.
: : It has a detachable neck, (one big screw and that's it) and can be packed in a hard road case.
: : The fingerboard is high quality but its relief (scoop) has to be set correctly by a qualified luthier when you get it. (John Carruthers sets it in a fretless bass guitar manner: too little scoop, so the strings rattle on the FB)
: : Other than that it's a great EUB and sounds very good.
: : There's an onboard active preamp with bass, midrange and treble pots.
: : The distributor's www link is:

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