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Posted by Pete G. on August 17, 2001 at 21:04:28:
In Reply to: Re: Recommendations for EUB for Travel, Practice? posted by François Blais on August 16, 2001 at 19:32:02:
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?
: : 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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