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Silver Creek Electric Upright 3/4 Bass
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The Silver Creek Electric Upright 3/4 Bass is a European-made thin-body electric bass with European tuning machines and ebony fingerboard. Special-de...Click To Read More About This Product
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Thin body with full-bodied amplified tone!
The Silver Creek Electric Upright 3/4 Bass is a European-made thin-body electric bass with European tuning machines and ebony fingerboard. Special-design American-made David Gage pickup gives the Silver Creek Electric Upright full-bodied amplified tone.
- Acoustic feel
- Thin body design
- Ebony fingerboard
- Special-design American-made David Gage pickup
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This bass came pretty well set up right out of the box. I changed strings even though the ones that came on it were OK. Good Pickup, extremely well made for the traveling musician. My only complaint is strictly a personal one; the neck relief was a little too extreme for my style of playing, but I'm getting used to it. Even though this bass has a thin profile, it has a great acoustic sound.
I have now owned and gigged with this bass for over a year now and I am pleased. It stands up to very rugged traveling, still stays in tune with weedwhackers/steels hybrid strings, sounds good amplified with a DI sansamp box, Looks great on stage and gets a lot of attention. It did need a luthiers TLC in the beginning but I plan on keeping this bass as my main road piece and use a Rogue fretless as a back up. I personally don't feel comfortable traveling with a high dollar bass. This yellow Silver Creek fills the bill just fine, at under 1k, you really can't go wrong.
This is a great bass. The only problem is that it's not that loud on certain amps and when it is there's major feedback. Otherwise great bass.
I've had this bass for about 3 years and it is and upright bass but lacks some of the qualities of the real thing. The strings that came on it were too heavy and had no sustain so I put on a set of Tomastik Spirocores so it wouldnt sound so cheap. As far as the pick-up goes (full-bodied) or whatever, don't believe it. They make it out to be some magical thing that you can just plug into your bass amp and your going to have an amplified upright; unless your amp is in another room just mic it with a condenser. Under moderate sound levels switching for pizz to arco causes feedback or an over amplified sound. Its a passive pick-up with no controls on and acoutic instument, need I say more? I'm not and instument builder but I can say the quality of the constuction is at par with this price but not the list. The only other complaint is the stupid thin body, its smaller and more portable but its too quiet and akward to stand up with especially while bowing bow.
I used this as a beginner coming into the world of the upright bass. I have played electric bass and fretless electric bass for years. I did not want to purchase way over my budget just coming into a new instrument. Even though it has a thin bass body the sound is good. I have also purchased an acoustic bass preamp to help define the sound a little more. I invested in an upper end set of strings for the bass too. Overall I enjoy having this in my repertoire of basses now. The bass for me did require some tweaking here and there to make it more comfortable for my playing style. I have had no problems with the construction or tuning machines. The bass seems to be of durable construction as I lug it around to different venues. I think it?s a great place to start if you are not sure where you want to go.
We purchased this bass for our teenage daughter who is a beginner bass player. But when we she took this instrument to her lessons, it kept going out of tune. We took it to a classical strings instrument repair professional and found out this was a poorly constructed instrument. There was no way to even correct the problem. We are now unable to return this item as shipping charge alone is more than what we paid for it. So now we're stuck with it. Don't buy this instrument, it is a disappointment.
When the instrument arrived, the packing case was badly damaged, but fortunately the intrrument was not. Since this was my first upright bass, the first thing I had to do was do a bunch of research to find out how to set the bridge and soundpost as the sound post was rattling around in the instrument body. There are no instructions included.Also I expected a pickup to be included as the instrument is advertised as being amplified, there was however no pickup included with the instrument I recieved.I have played another bluegrass player's double bass that has much better action and is much easier to play.For the cost, it is not a bad deal.
I bought this bass to replace a Chinese one that was selfdistructing. The Silver Creek needed an additional 300.00 worth of setting up. But now it plays well, stands up to heavy gigging, sounds good thru the PA. and looks very cool on stage.This Bass was a Gift and I probably would have purchased one anyway. All in all, I'm fairly pleased.