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Upright Basses & EUB's

Uprights? Electric Uprights?

If you're looking to break into the world of upright bass, there are certainly lots of options out there. You could invest in a "real" upright bass for the most traditional experience; or perhaps an electric upright, with its smaller footprint and less complicated amplification options might be a better fit. It's why we carry several options for each!

For Traditional Uprights at a reasonable price, we've got you covered; we carry nicely appointed fully-carved uprights, as well as less costly (but still very worthwhile) laminated models. Our selection of new basses (we don't carry any used instruments, as we're an "online" shop) provides several great choices for learning, as well as experienced, players.

Electric Upright Basses come in many shapes and sizes. Eminence and Gage Czech-Ease basses seek to provide an authentic double-bass experience in a smaller package, while NS Design provides a range of instruments which are a purposeful crossover between the worlds of electric and upright bass. And we're very familiar with the options; we're all bassists here, and personally own (and gig) several of the electric uprights that we sell.

We have a lot of FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) about basses, including sizing guides, setup help, and more, in our collection of free resources. And, of course, we're here for you -- you can always email or call us to help you narrow down the choices.

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Special IN-STOCK buy: NS Design 4 string CR4M - POPLAR BURL FINISH
Special IN-STOCK buy: NS Design 4 string CR4M - POPLAR BURL FINISH
The highly prized Poplar Burl finish is hard to get a hold of. I have ONE instrument in this finish, so don't dawdle! This beautifully designed bass is crafted in the Czech Republic, and features a full-scale fingerboard with adjustable relief to suit varying players' preferences. Truly pro-grade woods, electronics, and accessories - including options for endpins, straps, and more. Add to Cart to See Special Discounted Price!
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Estle Louis Fully Carved Bass (3/4 and 1/2 size)
Estle Louis Fully Carved Bass (3/4 and 1/2 size)
This very fine upright bass is fully carved, which is an excellent upgraded instrument for an advanced student or semi-pro. Hand-built, hand-carved, and hand-varnished, this is no beginner instrument - and it arrives FULLY SET UP and ready to play...
Choices starting at $2,749.00
Estle Louis Laminated Bass (3/4, 1/2 and 1/4 size)
Estle Louis Laminated Bass (3/4, 1/2 and 1/4 size)
Our laminated bass is excellent for students, intermediate players, and gigging musicians of all styles of music. These ¾, ½, and ¼ size basses feature adjustable bridges, ebony fingerboards and quality components, and are COMPLETELY set up and ready-to-play right out of the box.
Choices starting at $1,349.00
Estle Louis 'Ed' - Our Complete Rockabilly Bass PACKAGE
Estle Louis 'Ed' - Our Complete Rockabilly Bass PACKAGE
'Ed' is the newest member of our Estle Louis bass lineup - and the first to be a complete, step right up PACKAGE, complete with pro strings, pickup, and a bass bag -- all for one amazing price. Distinctive gloss black finish with a white pinstripe -- and even a personalized tattoo on the heel, this bass gets you right up to speed! (Rockabilly slap chops not included)
$1,639.00
SPECIAL PURCHASE: NS Design 4 string CR OMNI Bass with Free Bow and Rosin
SPECIAL PURCHASE: NS Design 4 string CR OMNI Bass with Free Bow and Rosin
The OMNI Bass (formerly known as the "Bass Cello") from NS Designs is uniquely attractive to players who play mostly electric bass and want a "crossover" instrument. They even make a model with FRETS! Can be played vertically or horizontally, and it's capable of a huge variety of tones. Available in both 4 and 5-string versions. Includes Gig Bag and Boomerang Strap system, and is compatible with all of their stands and strap options.
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Eminence Electric Upright Bass
Eminence Electric Upright Bass
Truly a "Real Bass" -- the Eminence is made side-by-side with full size basses, using the same construction techniques. It also has the right dimensions and playing feel, but with a reduced-size body to make traveling a snap. Plugged in, though, it sounds exactly like a full-sized bass with a pickup on it, making it a viable substitute for toting your big bass...
Choices starting at $2,840.00
NXTa Active Series Electric Upright Bass by NS Design - 4/5 String, Full Size Bass
NXTa Active Series Electric Upright Bass by NS Design - 4/5 String, Full Size Bass
Crafted in Europe (Czech Republic) alongside the high-end CR models, it is a professional-grade instrument, but at a more budget-friendly price point. Now features a new FLASH-RECHARGEABLE buffering preamp circuit to improve tone with all bass amps! Includes gig bag and tripod stand, fully adjusted and ready-to-play!
Choices starting at $1,599.00
Dean Pace Contra - Solid-Body Electric Upright Bass
Dean Pace Contra - Solid-Body Electric Upright Bass
This is not the "Pace" bass that is a flat-fingerboard toy -- the Dean Pace Contra Bass is their newer, truer, compact upright bass. This one has a properly arched fingerboard (totally bowable!) and true 3/4 scale string length. This is a legitimate option for a budget-friendly portable bass. Even has a headphone jack for silent practice, and a MP3/CD accessory input jack to jam along with your favorite tunes!
$699.00
SPECIAL EDITION Gollihur Exclusive NXTa Active Traditional Bass by NS Design
SPECIAL EDITION Gollihur Exclusive NXTa Active Traditional Bass by NS Design
Leave it to Gollihur Music to make the NXT a more viable stand-in for a real upright! All the upgrades for "traditional" sound have already been done for you - and we had them finished in a super-cool Gollihur-exclusive color! LIMITED QUANTITIES!
Choices starting at $1,749.00
** SPECIAL EDITION Gollihur Exclusive NXT Traditional Bass by NS Design - 4-String (passive)
** SPECIAL EDITION Gollihur Exclusive NXT Traditional Bass by NS Design - 4-String (passive)
All the upgrades for "traditional" sound have already been done for you - and it's even in a cool Gollihur-exclusive color! LAST ONE of this legacy passive model (first quality, new in box!)
Clearance Item   $1,609.00  
** SPECIAL EDITION Gollihur Exclusive NXT Traditional Bass by NS Design - 5-String (passive)
** SPECIAL EDITION Gollihur Exclusive NXT Traditional Bass by NS Design - 5-String (passive)
All the upgrades for "traditional" sound have already been done for you - and it's even in a cool Gollihur-exclusive color! LIMITED QUANTITIES - the last 5-string Traditionals made!
Clearance Item   $1,759.00  
CR/M Electric Upright Bass by NS Design - CR4M & CR5M, 4/5 String Full Size
CR/M Electric Upright Bass by NS Design - CR4M & CR5M, 4/5 String Full Size
This beautifully designed bass is crafted in the Czech Republic, and features a full-scale fingerboard with adjustable relief to suit varying players' preferences. Truly pro-grade woods, electronics, and accessories - including options for endpins, straps, and more. Available in 4 and 5 String versions. Special discounted pricing available!
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NXTa ACTIVE Omni Bass by NS Design - 4/5 String Short-Scale Electric Upright Bass
NXTa ACTIVE Omni Bass by NS Design - 4/5 String Short-Scale Electric Upright Bass
The Omni Bass, which was once called the "Bass Cello" (because of its shorter scale, while tuned as a bass) is also available in the lower cost -- but still pro-grade -- NXT line. This updated model now includes a FLASH-RECHARGEABLE Active Buffer circuit, which negates the need for an external preamp! Includes Gig Bag and Boomerang Strap, compatible with other stands and straps. Available with 4 or 5 strings.
Choices starting at $1,699.00
OMNI Bass by NS Design (CR Series) - Compact Electric Upright Bass, 4/5 string
OMNI Bass by NS Design (CR Series) - Compact Electric Upright Bass, 4/5 string
The OMNI Bass (formerly known as the "Bass Cello") from NS Designs is uniquely attractive to players who play mostly electric bass and want a "crossover" instrument. They even make a model with FRETS! Can be played vertically or horizontally, and it's capable of a huge variety of tones. Available in both 4 and 5-string versions. Includes Gig Bag and Boomerang Strap system, and is compatible with all of their stands and strap options.
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Engelhardt Maestro EM1 / EM-1B 3/4 Bass
Engelhardt Maestro EM1 / EM-1B 3/4 Bass
This item is made in USA!Probably Engelhardt's most popular model, it's -- like all of their basses -- properly sized and aligned, and has a close grained spruce laminate top, and a curly maple laminate back. The fingerboard (and tailpiece) is Jatoba wood, which is a more sustainable analog to the rosewood that is no longer responsible (or affordable) to use on such large fingerboards. Also available in a Blonde finish (for an upcharge) as the EM1-B.
Pre-order Now!   Choices starting at $1,299.00
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