RB-4 Rockabilly Upright Bass Pro Rockabilly set-ups. This gorgeous bass is ready for the stage! Perfectly setup/adjusted for rockabilly/bluegrass music by our custom setup shop.
Just put your choice of strings on for your style of playing if you want to play jazz or orchestral. This bass is ready to play any style because of the properly shaped fingerboard, nut and bridge.
Email from recent buyer of one of these gorgeous basses:
"We recently auditioned for a more upscale venue called the Rancho Bernardo Inn, and they really, really liked us. They'll be adding us into their regular Live Music rotation, probably starting in the winter, I'm guessing.
If I get some good footage there, I'll send it your way.
The bass is a big hit everywhere. Gets plenty of ooohs and aaaaahs. Folks love it.
I could play it crappy, they wouldn't care.
It just looks freaking gorgeous. And - coincidentally -
a restaurant we routinely gig at out in the desert (Borrego Springs) has blue ceilings & upholstery that match the bass just perfectly.
Go figure! People come up to take pics of it all the time.
Big sounding all laminate bass with standard spruce top and maple sides and back. Crack proof construction makes it ideal for traveling, BIG SOUND makes it ideal for unamped gigs.
Comes with black kevlar core weedwacker strings on the one pictured, can change them out if you wish for strings of your choice - let us know what strings you want.
This is a custom, Made-to-order Bass. Pinsriping varies because they are hand painted. If you have a specific pinstripe design in mind just explain it to us in detail or email us a picture. If you would like a different color bass and pinstripes, you can "choose your own custom colors" by picking this option below. We will call and work with you about this. We can paint it any color you want. Our contact information is at the bottom of the page if you want to talk about this.
Custom, made-to-order Rockabilly bass
PRO Rockabilly set-ups
2 Color Hand-Painted custom pinstriping
Select spruce top
Maple back and sides
24:1 ratio Tyrolean-style machine heads
Ebonized Hardwood fingerboard and nut
Ebonized wood tailpiece
Aged northern maple bridge cut to fit
Deluxe Brazilwood bow with unbleached white horsehair
Deluxe Padded Nylon bag
**IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTES:
Shipping is $99 to a Qualified* Commercial address and requires the address to be located within 30 minutes, or so, of a major city, on major U.S. shipping arteries and not more than 600 miles or so from our shop in Pasadena, CA.
An Upright Bass is too large to ship via conventional carriers like FedEx and UPS and “Oversized” carriers like freight lines and trucking companies must be used. These oversized freight companies play by different rules than you are used to. For example, they will call you to set a delivery appointment, usually a 2-hour window. If you don’t keep this appointment they will charge you $50 to $70 for “redelivery”.
If delivering to Commercial addresses they will not call to set an appointment, they will deliver during regular business hours of 8-5 and expect you to be open. If you are not open at those hours you should contact them at the # provided with the tracking and receiving information that will be emailed to you, and arrange delivery during your business hours.
A Qualified* Commercial Address is defined as a business address in an area that is incorporated or “Zoned” Commercial and where a large truck has “easy access”. Easy access means a commercial address with a shipping & receiving dock or a place that is directly adjacent to an entrance not requiring any additional handling, i.e., stairs or anything past the front door. There are additional handling charges for those and other services. In short, anything other than driving up, dropping off the shipment and driving away is charged for. When choosing the “Commercial Address” option below be sure to include the name of the Company in the checkout process.
Shipping rates can vary greatly depending on where you live. More remote commercial shipping addresses on the East Coast, New England, New York, New Jersey as well as Florida or the upper Midwestern States such as North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, for example, require additional shipping charges usually running between $35 and $85, but in the most crowded or remote areas can add on up to $140. These types of shipping destinations are more expensive to ship to from us here in California.
The customer will need to make up the difference between the initial $99 shipping and the actual shipping costs. In any case, FMI will contact you if there is additional shipping due.
Shipping to a residential address is $45 more to any State as it takes special handling by the freight line.
For exact shipping quotes inside or outside the continental United States CLICK HERE, describe the instrument as below, tell us where you are and we'll e-mail a shipping quote back to you.
K&K Bass Master Rockabilly Plus Upright Bass Pickup
The K&K Rockabilly bass pickup was developed by longtime bassist Bob Gollihur in conjuction with "K&K Sound". The PLUS model is the latest K&K Rockabilly Pickup system complete with click and bass pickups and
preamp with 3 band EQ and volume knobs for each channel
The first component, the popular Bass Max, is mounted in the bridge wing. Two transducers are combined using a sandwich technique, in order to maximize and enhance vibrations captured from the entire bridge. Due to its specialized construction, only one unit is necessary to provide an even signal from all four (or five) of the double bass' strings. Its strong midrange power is ideal for cutting through the mix in loud rockabilly situations, or providing a warm and supportive line for country bluegrass.
The specially modified single transducer is ideal for capturing fingerboard sounds. Its unique size and shape allows precision placement and the equalization from the preamplifier lets the player blend in just the right amount of slap, growl, and other fingerboard sounds to reach their audience. This allows the player to achieve the exact sound coloration and effect they desire.
The Dual Channel Mixer has internal gain, bass, treble trim pots for each pickup, allowing impressive +/- 20dB tonal adjustments. External volume controls let you balance the volumes of the bridge and fingerboard transducers on the fly. A convenient belt clip is included with this compact preamplifier, which weighs a mere ten ounces with the battery installed. A six foot, high quality three conductor (1/4 inch stereo) cable is included to complete the package. The Bass Master RB Plus includes an extra output in the preamp.
Product specs are:
Bridge Wing: 22 mm diameter, 4 mm thick
Fingerboard: 12.5 x 10mm, 0.7 mm thick
Preamp: 3" x 3.5" x 1" Input
Impedance: 1 MegOhm (each channel)
Output Impedance: 10K Ohms
Input: Stereo 1/4" | Output: Mono 1/4 "
Cable: 6 foot, 1/4" stereo plugs
Power: 9 volt battery (not included)
WE SHIP PROMPTLY all over the world.
Shipping/Handling is $5.00 for US Priority in the U.S. and
$6.95 for international customers via First Class International Mail.
$24.75 for Priority Mail Int'l.
Express to Europe is $38.95 with 3 to 5 day delivery time and tracking number,
very dependable fast delivery.
to ITALY we recommend the $38.95 Express with Tracking number and quick 3-5 day delivery. Priority is $16.95, gets no tracking number and takes 1 to 2 weeks usually to Italy, sometimes more. Priority gets a customs label number which only tells when it has cleared customs and been delivered.
First Class Mail Int'l for $6.95 to Italy has been taking 1 to 2 MONTHS and more to arrive.
Choose only what part of this pickup outfit you want in drop down menu below.
Fingerboard "click" pickup only - wire ends in 1/4" jack mounts to D/G strings above tailpiece $69
Fingerboard click and Bass Max pickups wired together, no preamp $150
Bass Max pickup only - ends in 1/4" jack, wedges into wing of bridge for big fat bass sound $119
Rockabilly Preamp only - stereo cable input, 2 mono outputs $149
Dual Channel K&K Pro Preamp for blending your existing bass pickup with the K&K Fingerboard "click" pickup - 2 inputs and 1 output $149
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We DO NOT have a storefront on busy Washington Blvd. We are down our driveway located between the Arbor Vista Retirement Center and 787 East Washington Blvd. with plenty of our own off-street parking. Turn in the driveway and you'll see our store pictured above. (Follow the signs on 787 that say "789 Parking in Rear".) Below is a shot down our driveway from the streetview.
Our phyical address is 789 East Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104.
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with a caring hands on approach.
Our Store Hours are: Monday thru Friday 11 AM to 6 PM
& Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.
We can also be available on Sundays by appointment.
Call Ph: 626-794-7554 at least 24 hours in advance to
arrange for a Sunday appointment.
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