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Posted by Joe Kyle ( on February 26, 2002 at 17:39:16:

In Reply to: eminence basses posted by d hayward on February 26, 2002 at 14:53:59:

: looking for comments on eminence basses. compared to acoustic basses in that price range, how do they rate.

I have played my Eminence extensively over the last 10 months touring with the Waybacks. It is a very well-designed electric upright bass-- fully acoustic chamber, soundpost, bass bar so it behaves much like a "real" bass. Due to its fine ebony fingerboard, scale length (41 1/2") and meaty neck it plays very much like a 3/4 size double bass, more so, in fact, than any other EUB I've ever tried. I play pizz, arco, and agressive slap with good results. At numerous festivals and concert halls across the continent I've received many compliments on its tone from bassists, sound engineers and civilians alike.
Traveling with the removable neck model Eminence is a stroll through the park compared to traveling with a double bass. No oversize baggage charges, no fear of destruction at the hands of sadistic baggage handlers.
You've got to amplify it (unless you're playing by yourself in a quiet room). You won't be able to simply stick a mic on it for a jazz gig or recording, for instance, or play acoustically with a combo.

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