With so many ways to play the double bass, how do you know which string is right? Follow our guides and read Gary’s thoughts on all of them here!
The best acoustic bass pickups, preamps and amplifiers selected and used by our staff.
Bows, Bow Cases & Rosins…unleash your arco sound with the best gear around.
From our highly acclaimed Deluxe Upton Bass Bag to industry standards such as Mooradian, you can be sure that all of the bass cases we carry will protect your upright bass.
If you own a double bass, a stand makes a huge difference for both safety and quick access to play!
Whether you need the finest full endpin assembly or simply a new tip for yours, we’ve got everything you need.
Gone are the days of tuning forks and wind up metronomes. Today’s musicians have technology and convenience on their side.
No chintzy knock-offs here! Get the best tuning gear around and get in tune!
Whether it’s sweat, belt buckles or rough fabrics, one of the most harmful things to your bass is you! Protect your bass from you!
Our Ultra Bass Mute will reduce even the most powerful double bass to a whisper while the Tourte Bass Mute is perfect for creating new timbres in orchestral performances.
Without proper humidification, you can turn a perfect instrument into kindling in a season. Spend a few bucks to save thousands on repairs!
Learn from the best in our collection of some of the best double bass books, DVDs and CDs!
We are often asked about some of the repair & maintenance items
we use daily in the shop, so we decided to list a few “must have” items
Upton Bass carries the full line of double bass accessories that you would expect from a market leading double bass specialty shop.
Industry standards such as strings by Thomastik, Pirastro, D’Addario, Velvet and our own Blends & Brands; Pickups and Amplifiers from Acoustic Image and David Gage; bows from Coda; Tuners from Korg & Intellitouch and a complete line of Books from Gary Karr, Rufus Reid, Dr. Morton and others. Upton Bass also offers an unparalleled selection of products developed by or for us, such as Revolution Solo Double Bass Pickups, UB Deluxe & DeLaVille bass bags, Clef Gut Strings, UB Double Bass Transport Wheels, UB Bass Stands, Clef Bass Endpin Tips, UB Workshop Bass Bows, and of course our own handmade line of double basses; and with hundreds of carefully selected items expressly for double bassists that we have used ourselves, we feel confident you’ll find exactly what you are looking for!