Resonant, powerful, clearly distuinguished basses, balanced sound over entire register, modern playability, exceptional tactile response with soloistic character.
We made the finest double basses around! Every Upton bass is hand built in Mystic, Connecticut USA by a small group of devoted craftsmen.
Size and setup are always tailored to your individual wishes, and your satisfaction. I have been able to develop a succession of new models and innovative ideas.
A beautiful child's bass in 1/16 size. Traditional form and great sound. This bass has a mensur / vibrating string length of 69 cm suitable for children of approx. 110-130 cm of height.
A bass sized 1/32 - the perfect instrument for children from age four years and up to school age (up to approx. 120 cm height).
Mensur / vibrating string length of 60 cm.
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BASSEUROPE Grant Bass Recipient 2014-2016
"Lieber Prof. Petzold,
as a recipient of the BASSEUROPE "Grant Basses", I have been playing a Brescian model Upton Bass since September 2014. The bass has a very nice, fine and big sound. It is also very comfortable to play on, a perfect companion for my studies at the "Hanns Eisler" school of music in Berlin.
I get asked a lot about the Bass's origin by fellow students and professors, who are impressed by its quality and sound. I feel like my playing has improved since I got the bass, and having this bass has definitely played a role in this improvement.
It is a great help to have such a solution for the period of time when I need a high quality bass for my studies and auditions but not quite ready financially to purchase one.
I would like to sincerely thank BASSEUROPE and Upton Bass for supporting me through this grant"
BASSEUROPE Grant Bass Recipient 2014-2016
The grant bass made by Björn Stoll gave me an opportunity to raise my skills on a very refined instrument. The bass has a deep, warm sound, and thanks to the very nice curvature of the upper bout, it is really comfortable to play in the region around thumb and regular positions. Mr. Stoll gave me an opportunity to try two of his basses, and they both were really comfortable if it comes to playing in the thumb position. They were very intuitive - there wasn't really a need to get used to the shape of the bass in order to play comfortably, and that isn't just my opinion. Probably what I like the most is that Stoll basses are really responsive, it's easy to get the string to sound well.
Thanks to the possibility of getting the bass for two years I didn't have to worry about the availibility of instruments in my academy, and I was able to practice at home. Stoll double bass also helped me to get an award on the polish academic solo competition in 2015.
Thank you BASSEUROPE!
BASSEUROPE Grant Bass Recipient 2012-2016
We have the pleasure to be among the lucky ones receiving two mini basses from Bassico for a two-year period.
We have at our music school, Musical School Kalundborg, in Denmark, with a large and wide experience in teaching "special teams". Here we have a really good teacher named Rie Sørensen which you'll see on the photos and video. She takes very good care of the education of these special teams/pupils.
The two pupils in the photos and video are autistic.
The double bass has been very suitable in the teaching of autism or children with special needs.
These kids are very moved by the instrument's size and sound.
The fact that we as a music school can help children with special needs may be allowed to immerse themselves with an exciting instrument and get some successful experiences is something we appreciate very much.
These children might not normally have so many successful experiences in their everyday living, but these experiences they get at the music school helps to enrich their lives.
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