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to_81_0190
Intermediate Member
Username: to_81_0190

Post Number: 123
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009 - 4:17 pm:   Edit Post

I could make one of my dream come true!









This is the first upright bass for me. So the way would be long,winding and steep but I'm sure it's worth to go.

Toshiaki
gregduboc
Advanced Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 295
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009 - 4:58 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulations!!
I was hoping for one of those for Christmas, but I guess Santa missed my tree.
That Classico looks outstanding...
Have fun with it! (Like if there was any other option!)

Greg
chalieholmes
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Username: chalieholmes

Post Number: 6
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009 - 7:27 pm:   Edit Post

Man, That is one georgeous bass! I'm really happy for you!
I love playing the upright. Once you get into to thumb position, you'll really fly around on it.The action looks to die for!! Please take a side photo of your bass!
KUDOS!!!!!!
to_81_0190
Intermediate Member
Username: to_81_0190

Post Number: 125
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009 - 7:56 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Charles,
This is the only side pic which I took last night. If you want any other angle pics, let me Know.


Toshiaki
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 613
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009 - 8:06 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice.
chrisalembic
Intermediate Member
Username: chrisalembic

Post Number: 103
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Saturday, December 26, 2009 - 2:00 am:   Edit Post

This bass has so much wood it must have taken a whole tree to build it ;-)
Enjoy the Bass!!
pauldo
Advanced Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 391
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, December 26, 2009 - 9:45 am:   Edit Post

Toshiaki -
The upright is a different beast altogether, creating many different opportunities.

Your Classico is beautiful and should provide you great joy.

I got a 'traditional' upright 6 years ago and am still learning on it. Here is one tip I can offer (as obvious as it may seem) if you find yourself getting frustrated while practicing - STOP! Take a break and walk away from it. Eventually the instrument will start to feel natural to you and then the true Toshiaki can express himself through this instrument.

ENJOY!
to_81_0190
Intermediate Member
Username: to_81_0190

Post Number: 126
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 5:50 am:   Edit Post

Hi Paul,

Thank you very much for the good advice. As you say frastration would not make anything. I beleive that keep on enjoying is good way for steady progress if it would be a hard work.

Toshiaki
senmen
Senior Member
Username: senmen

Post Number: 944
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 7:53 am:   Edit Post

Hey Toshi,
congrats to that beauty.
How is the beast tuned, classic acoustic bass style?

Oliver (Spyderman)
to_81_0190
Intermediate Member
Username: to_81_0190

Post Number: 127
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 4:07 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Oliver,

The bass is tuned EADG. Now I'm not enough skillful for upright bass to try other tuning.

Toshiaki
hydrargyrum
Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 732
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 7:57 pm:   Edit Post

What an incredible instrument. I am especially intrigued by the piece that extends over the electronics cover plate. Is it original from the factory, or a customer modification?

Best wishes for your health and happiness while playing it.
to_81_0190
Intermediate Member
Username: to_81_0190

Post Number: 128
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 8:46 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Kevin,

I was surprised at it's beauty of the body rest piece too. The wood grain or laminate construction of the piece seems to be Alembic quality so I think it must be factory origenal.

Toshiaki
senmen
Senior Member
Username: senmen

Post Number: 946
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2009 - 10:27 am:   Edit Post

Toshiaki,
many thanks for letting me know.
Well, then I could also play that beast....
It grows on me.....
Oliver (Spyderman)
to_81_0190
Intermediate Member
Username: to_81_0190

Post Number: 130
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 4:56 pm:   Edit Post

Some interesting pics here
funkyjazzjunky
Senior Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 530
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 1:33 pm:   Edit Post

What does it sound like?

VMG
to_81_0190
Intermediate Member
Username: to_81_0190

Post Number: 132
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 4:55 am:   Edit Post

Hi Vann-Di

I feel the sound is just ELECTRIC UPRIGHT BASS. It's not so like as acoustic upright bass and it has certainly Alemic sound. To explain the sound in words is very difficult so I would like to upload a sound file someday.

Toshiaki
chalie_holmes
Intermediate Member
Username: chalie_holmes

Post Number: 140
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 7:40 am:   Edit Post

A good book to get is By Michael Moore "Soloing in the Thumb Position" It is really informative on technique. In addition it will have you work on arpeggios from the top down, not the traditional root to whatever ie; 1-3-5-7.
Let's not forget Simandl Books coupled with Bille (sp). These few books will provide you with much needed information to get a solid foundation as well as expanding your range on playing your Classico. I'm confident that with daily practice, within 1yr (or less) you will be very, very , comfortable playing your Classico. I'll be waiting to hear the download of the bass so I can hear what it sounds like in comparison to my acoustic bass. Good Luck!!!
Chalie Holmes (please call me Chalie)
to_81_0190
Intermediate Member
Username: to_81_0190

Post Number: 134
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Monday, January 04, 2010 - 10:53 pm:   Edit Post

Chalie, Thank you for the info. I searched for "Soloing in the Thumb Position" on Google immediately but the result was "Melodic Playing in the Thumb Position". Is this it?
Toshiaki
charles_holmes
Advanced Member
Username: charles_holmes

Post Number: 215
Registered: 3-2009
Posted on Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 10:53 am:   Edit Post

Yes that's it!

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