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Upton Bass “Hawkes” model Upright Bass

I use this bass as my main jazz and teaching instrument. It's Carpathian sycamore maple and European spruce with all ebony fittings and a Revolution SOLO Double Bass  Pickup.



Fender 9050ML Stainless Flats Bass Medium Light (50-100)

Fender Stainless Steel Flat wounds 9050ML with the following gauges:










D'Addario Helicore Hybrid Bass Strings

D'Addario Helicore Hybrid Bass Strings


Upton Bass and Music123 Offer a great selection of Upright Basses. A number of my students have bought the

Florea Recital Model Bass Outfit 3/4 size

Czech-Ease Acoustic Road Bass w/ The Realist Pick-up


Fender American Standard Fretless Jazz Bass

I use this bass for most everything apart from mainstream jazz. It's a three color sunburst model with an alder body, maple neck and rosewood fingerboard (with rolled fingerboard edges).

Scale Length 34" (864 mm)
Width @ Nut: 1.5" (38 mm)
Machine Heads: Standard butterfly
Pickups: 2 Standard J-Bass® single-coils
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup)
Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
Master Tone
Pickguard: 3-ply white
Bridge: American (Strings-Thru-Body)

Fender American Jazz Bass Fretless at Musicians Friend

Godin A4 Fretless Acoustic Bass


Rock Maple neck
Ebony on Fretless version
16" fingerboard radius
34 " Scale
1 13/16" nut width (5-String)
1 1/2" nut width (4-String)
Two-Chamber Silver Leaf Maple body
Solid Cedar Top
LR Baggs Ribbon Transducer and custom preamp
Volume, Mid, Treble and Bass controls
Natural Semi-Gloss

Godin A4 Fretless Acoustic Bass at Musician's Friend

Strunal Upright Bass

Strunal Bass (swelled back) has a carved, solid spruce top, and laminated maple neck back and sides with flamed veneer. Ebony fingerboard and tailpiece, nickel plated machine heads, hand shaded color washed semi matte finish.

Strunal Basses are available online at