OK, how many URB Badasses do we have?


OK, how many URB Badasses do we have?

Postby Armybass » Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:23 am

Not that I seriously would call myself a bad ass on the URB but you know what I mean.....



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Postby Mike Childree » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:10 am

My ass is pretty bad, but that's too much info, isn't it? [smilie=cheeky-smiley-025.gif]

Anyway, I own a couple of uprights and I get paid to play 'em...
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Postby morrow » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:36 am

One more here.....at it for a while now but remain modest about my upright playing.
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Postby nolabass » Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:43 pm

Used to. Made money at it for a while....I suck but Blues is easy. At least straight up Blues. When I moved to NOLA I decided to sell it and get out. My hands were showing wear and tear and there were real plaayers all over the place. I might get back into if I find the right EUB. Ampeg Baby Bass would be nice.
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Postby Chuck M » Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:46 pm

Most of my gigs these days are on the upright. I really am an electric bassist but have been thought of as an upright guy for some time now. How do these rumors start?

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Postby Mike Childree » Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:28 am

It doesn't take long, Chuck. The same thing happened to me...been playing electric bass for almost 30 yrs, upright for maybe 5. All it took was for me to get a fairly visible gig with this bluegrass band with a TV commercial and a few CDs. Now I'm an "upright player". "Hack" is more like it.
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Postby Josh Curry » Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:36 am

I kinda suck at URB, but my URB is Bad Ass, does that count?

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Postby Mike Childree » Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:09 am

That'll cover the requirements here, Josh! [smilie=cheeky-smiley-025.gif]

Welcome! That NS is schweeet! You a doubler (EUB and EB on the same gig), or do you have dedicated URB gigs?
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Postby Josh Curry » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:13 am

I usually do one or the other. I'm not playing with anyone right now. But when I was it was either EB or URB. I would love to get into a project where I can use both.
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Postby ampig » Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:40 am

EM-1 owner here. One of my bands is URB only. Been working at the upright for almost 3 years now. I'm competent enough to get the job done in my situation. No badass here either.
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Postby Billhw13 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:32 am

Hey guys! Mike, Howard - how ya been?!

I fall into the Ex-Hack category. Had to sell the Eminence last year when I went thru a divorce...in fact - I sold
everything except an old P bass! And you know what? the only thing I REALLY miss is playing the URB. seriously.
One day...I'll be back!
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Postby Mike Childree » Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:05 am

Hey Bill! Glad you're here! You're not an "ex" anything...you're just resting!
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Postby ampig » Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:01 pm

Hey Bill! Welcome back to bottom end.
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Postby Armybass » Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:08 pm

Hey Bill and Josh....glad to have you guys. Long time no read Bill.

I was a bass major in college and had some great teachers. I played jazz and in orchestra for 5 years but was never a real URB players URB player. I was always an EB player who played URB. Well after nearly 10 years off, 2006 is changing that and now I am doing like 5 or 6 to 1 URB vs EB gigs. I just hooked up with another teacher and am probably playing more URB than I ever have in the past.

My fire for this instrument has been stoked and it is burning way hotter than ever before.
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Postby Billhw13 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:37 am

Thanks for the welcome, gents!

I'm getting real itchy to starting playing the DB again. I've been recovering from a pinched nerve in my neck, so I was able to do anything with my right arm for weeks...but it's coming back now. I'm working out at the gym lightly, and starting to think maybe I can tackle the DB soon. Of course, I'll have to FIND one...but I'm sure you gaseous fuggers will have plenty of suggestions on where and what to get!
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