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Stagg EDB Electric Upright Bass (with Gig Bag), Black

The Stagg EDB Electric Upright Bass is a 3/4-scale bass ideal for electric bassists looking to learn upright. It boasts a maple body and quality electronics. (30) Read 17 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Stagg EDB3/4 Upright Bass Black

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Three-quarter size Smaller 3/4-size body, easier to play
Solid maple body and neck Great articulation, focused tone, singing sustain
Onboard 1/8-inch mini-jacks Connect headphones and MP3 players
Nickel-plated hardware Classy looks and lasting durability

Product Description

Are you an electric bassist looking to make the leap to upright? Look no further than the Stagg EDB Electric Upright Bass. Equally capable of being bowed or plucked, the bass is aimed squarely at the electric bassist new to the upright string bass. Further, this Stagg bass is a great backup instrument for the bassist looking for a portable, electric alternative to their full-sized double bass. With a price tag at about one third of what a double bass typically runs, the bar to entry has never been lower!

Want to hear it in action? Here's Owen O'Malley taking the EDB for a spin:

From Electric to Upright

The Stagg EDB Electric Upright Bass is a 3/4 scale instrument, meaning it has a shorter fretboard and less physical space in between each note. This will appeal to the electric bassists already used to a standard scale electric bass. With the 3/4 scale, you'll have an easier time transitioning to the feel of the upright, and it also means an increased level of portability. It ships with a gig bag, so you can open the box, tune up, and head right to your next gig or rehearsal. Constructed of solid maple, the bass has a full, deep resonance that cuts and shines to your heart's content.

1/4" Output for Amplified Gigs

Seasoned double bassists know all too well the pitfalls inherent to playing their instrument in a group context. Either you're too loud, or you're not nearly loud enough. When Stagg recognizes a problem, they seek an affordable solution, and the EDB Electric Upright Bass delivers. Thanks to its solid-body construction and integrated electronics, amplifying your upright bass is now as simple as plugging an instrument cable into its 1/4-inch output jack and feeding it into either a DI or your bass amplifier of choice. You'll be amazed when you hear the natural, woody tones the bass pumps out, and with the onboard volume and bass control, you can tweak the instrument's sound to whatever room or venue you're playing in. The state-of-the-art onboard electronics were designed specifically for upright bass, ensuring accurate and faithful reproduction of the frequency output spectrum. For you wood-shedders, Stagg has included two 1/8-inch mini-jacks on board. One lets you connect headphones for silent practice sessions, and the other lets you plug in your favorite CD or MP3 player to jam along with your favorite tunes.

Escape the doldrums of the low end space, and spice up your sound with the wonders of a Stagg electric upright bass.

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Specifications
- 1/4 inch Output jack
- 1/8 inch Stereo mini jack input for CD/MP3 player
- 1/8 inch stereo mini jack output for headphones
- Machine heads: P-bass style, diecast, nickel - 3/4 model.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 71 x 9 x 7 in
Honey
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 71 x 9 x 4 in
Metallic Black
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 71 x 9 x 7 in
Violinburst
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 71 x 9 x 7 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 866-871-5800

Product Description

Stagg EDB 3/4 scale electric double bass is ideally suited to the electric bass player who wants to play an upright bass. The Stagg EDB is also a great choice for upright bass players looking for a practical adaptable solution to noise and space issues.

With extraordinarily high fidelity, the Stagg EDB electric double bass features a noise free sound reproduction that captures the pleasingly woody aspect of an acoustic double bass. The EDB series also features a headphone out for silent practice as well as a CD/MP3 input to play along with your favorite artists.

Features:

- Solid maple construction
- State of the art electronics specially designed for double bass
- Natural sound with volume & bass control
zZounds Expert Review
The Stagg EDB is great for upright bass players and electric bass players trying upright alike! Its scale length is very similar to that of an electric bass, making it easy to move around, unlike a bulky upright. Also, the Stagg EDB has active electronics with a headphone out, and MP3 input jacks. This means you can play along with your favorite upright players. It gives you the flexibility to play with a bow or your fingers. The Stagg EDB is perfect for playing anything from salsa, to classical music. It is a great way to get the upright sound and feel, at a fraction of the size and cost!

- Martin, Bass Specialist, zZounds Guitar Expert Team

Customer Reviews
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Sound: Special note: this applies to both pizz and arco The Stagg EDB sounds as close to an upright as you can get in the price range. Many say that it's basically a glorified fretless, but I'd argue the sound has more of an "earthy" sound to it. Playing alone, you can definitely tell it's not a traditional upright, but in the midst of a band (jazz, bluegrass, blues, etc.) I think the normal audience member wouldn't be able to tell the difference. I sort of find the "sub bass" dial to be a nice feature, but would have preferred a "tone" dial instead. The sub bass does just as it suggests by adding more definition to your low end, but if you crank it all the way up, I think it begins to sound nothing like an upright at all. Overall, I give it an 8 out of 10. Pros: Earthy sound while retaining a very decent upright tone especially for the price Cons: Sub Bass leaves a bit to be desired Feature: While I appreciated the plastic pieces that came with the upright, I found them to be more annoying than helpful. The plastic portion that goes into your stomach feels and looks awkward while the portion that emulates the body for your left hand is higher than an actual upright forcing you to change your technique considerably. For those reasons, I don't use either and play it as an actual stick. I've still had to adapt my technique a bit since it's only my hands keeping the upright in position, but overall, I think it's worked well. The 9V battery that came with it didn't have a very long life and I had to change it after only a couple of hours of use. I'm not sure if that's universal or just luck of the draw. Pros: Slim design makes the upright very portable and manageable, Neck feels realistic albeit a different material Cons: Plastic "body" to me was cumbersome and unnecessary. Ease of Use: Plug in play, find the right EQ and you have an instant bass. Nuff said. If you've never played an upright before, there is a learning curve and don't trust the "fret markers" on the side, if anything get a tuner and correct them with a sharpie and white out if you want to use them. Pros: Extremely easy to transition from acoustic upright to this Cons: Can be difficult to total beginners but that's the nature of upright Quality: The Action was ridiculously high but that was easily adjustable. Value: Overall worth it for what you play for hands down. Manufacturer Support: Never had to deal with customer support or warranty issues, so I don't have a place for an opinion.
Style of Music: Indie/Alternative, Jazz, Musicals
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"Stagg 3/4 - a beast with a few irritating glitches"
Overall: It played striaght from the box flawlessly at the gig but although a remarkable beast and value for money, there were already three problems after two gigs.(a) The gromets for the two rests are too tight. This is common to all reviews I've seen. Cure: take a battery drill which is easier to control and use a small bit at low speeds to widen the gromet apertures whilst being careful not to scratch the bass. Problem solved.(b) The spike resonates with certain notes unless it is fully extended - so it's only okay if you're seven foot tall. To stop the spike top clattering about inside the body, remove the thin back plate where you'll discover the third problem (see below). Cure: push the spike in and roll a strip of gaffer-tape around the topmost part of the spike making sure it's not too thick. The tape is not infinite-life so make sure it stays adhered and doesn't decay and jam in the spike-tube. I suppose you could also shorten the spike itself.(c) With the back-plate off, you will see wires crudely taped down by adhesive metal-coated screening tape. The plate is metal-lined and a little corner of screen-tape overlaps into the plate recess to connect with it. It's a mickey-mouse arrangement and the wires are exquisitely vulnerable to the retractions of the top of the spike into and out of this wiring-box. Cure: superglue the wires and tape out of the way of the spike movements. Also check for exposed wiring (which there was in mine) which could come into contact (making nasty crackling sounds) with the metal tape and insulate them. Sadly this wiring and spike box area will need maintenance and regular checks with heavy gigiging - or you could leave the spike permanently set.Still far more plusses than minuses. They could even do away with the left side hand-rest and mount-protusion to allow fuller access to the higher registers.Mitch of the Goodfellas, Cardiff
Style of Music: Jazz, blues, soul, rock
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