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The portable upright bass

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.

Eminence® Electric Upright Bass – Standard model

  • Fully laminated with fine flamed back and sides
  • Acoustic body with 41-1/4” scale strung with D’Addario Helicore strings
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Adjustable bridge
  • “The Realist” Pickup
  • Steady anti-rotational endpin foot and waist extension
  • Deluxe heavy-duty foam padded bag with shoulder strap
  • E-DB Standard 4-String model
  • E-DB-5 Standard 5-String model

Eminence® Electric Upright Bass – Removable Neck model

Whenever you are traveling by car, foot, bus, train or airplane: the compact and lightweight Eminence upright bass is a very easy companion. The body of the Eminence bass is made of laminated spruce- and flamed maple woods, which make it very durable.

The Eminence bass is also available with a removable neck option (Eminence RN models). It just takes some minutes to assemble or disassemble the Eminence RN. A steel dovetail joint guarantees a resistant and durable fit. An additional sturdy flight case with wheels is also available — your bass can’t travel more safely!

  • detachable neck with steel dovetail neck joint
  • strings attached at the tail plate to make set-up and breakdown easy
  • fits in most airplane baggage check without incurring an oversize charge
  • Flight Case available upon request
  • E-DB-RN 4-String model with removable neck
  • E-DB-RN5 5-String model with removable neck


The Eminence Bass on CD

In the 1960ies, Herbie Lewis has worked as bassist of Cannonball Adderley, Bobby Hutcherson, Freddie Hubbard and McCoy Tyner. He has recorded his CD release “Just a lucky so and so” with his Eminence Bass (nicknamed “Junior”).

Italian bassist Stefano Dall’Ora recently has recorded his new CD with his Eminence RN: “Arkeology“. This CD features Trilok Gurtu (perc.) and the Arke String Project.

Konstantin Ionenko (www.konstantinionenko.com) from Kiev, Ukraine recorded his recent CD as a leader – “Neoma” – with his Eminence Bass.

Overview table

neck: maple
fingerboard: ebony
scale: 105 cm
top: laminated spruce
back: laminated flamed maple
rib depth: 76 mm
body size: aprox. 26 x 82 cm
bassbar and soundpost: spruce
bridge: maple, adjustable
strings: D’Addario Helicore
pickup: The Realist
tailpiece: solid brass
length: 1,60 m (without endpin)
weight: < 6 kg; incl. gigbag + flightcase < 17 kg
case: padded case (20mm foam) with handles and shoulder strap; RN models only:
additional padded case for the removable neck
opt. accessories: foldable stand
Flightcase (126 x 38 x 42 cm)
models: 4-string Standard
5-string Standard
4-string RN (with removable neck)
5-string RN (with removable neck)