The Eminence Portable Upright Bass boasts a fully acoustic body that delivers real acoustic sound.
Developed by two master luthiers, its fully acoustic design features a laminated, arched top of spruce, braced with a solid spruce bassbar and soundpost, and a laminated, arched back made of highly figured curly maple. The standard 41-3/8" scale is strung with D'Addario Helicore strings, and the maple neck sports an ebony fingerboard and nut. The fully height-adjustable maple bridge features a modified Realist pickup. Deluxe heavy-duty padded case, Steady-foot™ Anti-rotational Endpin Foot, waist extension and professional set up are all standard. Amplifier not included.
Small body size means the Eminence bass fits in any conventional car!
Standard-size scale length for familiar feel and playing ease.
.Unlike other electric upright bass models with a solid body, the Eminence Portable Upright Bass is a real acoustic instrument. It's smaller and more compact than a standard-size acoustic upright bass. But: the acoustic body has an arched top and bottom, a bass bar and a soundpost - the same structural design as a standard-size double bass. That's why the Eminence sounds and plays like your standard-size double bass, and not just like fretless bass guitar.
The unamplified sound of the Eminence is great for practising in the hotel room or if you have sensitively neighbours. Played amplified, the Eminence with its acoustic body sounds like a larger acoustic double bass.The Eminence has a detachable waist extension, and an anti-rotational endpin, the Steady-Foot. That's why it stays very easy in playing position. The string length of 105 cm (= 41-1/4") and a standard-size neck deliver a familiar playing feel and an easy transition from standard-size double bass to portable upright bass.