Types of Upright Basses
Electric upright basses are becoming more and more popular. Typically they are used for performers of jazz, pop, country, new age, etc. An acoustic bass can be made into an electric bass by adding a pick-up that runs to an amp. Fully electric upright basses can be made from a variety of materials and include the pick-up built into the instrument. Much like an electric bass guitar, they can also have a variety of effects such as reverb, delay, or distortion.
Finding the right electric upright bass to suit your needs can be a challenge. Violin Outlet carries pick-ups from Fishman, Realist, and LR Baggs. Our electric basses come from suppliers such as Yamaha, Bridge, Mark Wood, and NS Designs.
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Below are a few examples of electric upright basses we carry. Click on the items for larger images and a full description. Please contact us for current pricing and availability of any products not listed.