12 Best Electric Upright Basses

List Updated January 2022

Bestselling Electric Upright Basses in 2022


Dean Pace Bass 4-String Electric Upright Bass with Case - Classic Black

Dean Pace Bass 4-String Electric Upright Bass with Case - Classic Black
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022
  • Ultimate solution for acoustic upright Bass
  • Piezo Bridge Pickup System
  • Light Weight
  • 6-Inch Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Solid Maple Construction
  • 6"- radius rosewood fingerboard.
  • Standard 35" scale

Palatino VE-500-BK Electric Upright Bass, Black

Palatino VE-500-BK Electric Upright Bass, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Maple Back & Sides
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Piezo Transducer Pickup w/ Active Tone and Volume Controls
  • Carrying Bag with Backpack Straps

Stagg EDB-3/4 H Honey Brown Electric Upright Double Bass w/Hard Case and More

Stagg EDB-3/4 H Honey Brown Electric Upright Double Bass w/Hard Case and More
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022

Lucky Penny Model EDB-DBR Brown 3/4 Size Electric Upright Double Bass w/Gig Bag

Lucky Penny Model EDB-DBR Brown 3/4 Size Electric Upright Double Bass w/Gig Bag
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022

Lucky Penny Model EDB-TB Blue 3/4 Size Electric Upright Double Bass w/Gig Bag

Lucky Penny Model EDB-TB Blue 3/4 Size Electric Upright Double Bass w/Gig Bag
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • Solid maple construction
  • State of the art electronics specially designed for double bass
  • Volume & Bass controls
  • 1/4" Output jack, 1/8" Stereo mini jack input for CD/MP3 player, 1/8" stereo mini jack output for headphones
  • 3/4 model, arm and leg rest included

CECILIO CEDB-1DW 3/4 Size ELECTRIC SILENT MAHOGANY METALIC UPRIGHT DOUBLE BASS

CECILIO CEDB-1DW 3/4 Size ELECTRIC SILENT MAHOGANY METALIC UPRIGHT DOUBLE BASS
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • Beautiful Mahogany Metallic Finish
  • Plated brass tuning machine head
  • Oakwood fingerboard and Ebony tailpiece
  • Adjustable back support and endpin
  • Powered by a 9V Alkaline Battery (not included)

Stagg EDB-3/4RDL VBR Deluxe 3/4 Size Electric Double Bass with Gig Bag Included - Violinburst

Stagg EDB-3/4RDL VBR Deluxe 3/4 Size Electric Double Bass with Gig Bag Included - Violinburst
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • Solid Maple Body
  • One Piece Maple Neck and Headstock
  • Dark Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Black Stained Maple, Height Adjustable Bridge with Built in Piezo Pick Up
  • State of the Art Electronics Specially Designed for Double Bass with Volume & Bass Controls

Lucky Penny EDBLX-H Honey Deluxe 3/4 Electric Upright Double Bass w/Gig Bag

Lucky Penny EDBLX-H Honey Deluxe 3/4 Electric Upright Double Bass w/Gig Bag
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022

Fishman BP-100 Classic Series Upright Bass Pickup

Fishman BP-100 Classic Series Upright Bass Pickup
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • Fishman's classic bridge-mounted, dual-element, piezo-ceramic pickup
  • An impedance-matching preamp is recommended, but not required
  • The BP-100 installs in minutes and delivers deep sustained pizz tone, and fast articulation with emphasized direct string sound
  • A Platinum Stage or Platinum Pro EQ preamp, which have dedicated Bass modes, is recommended, but not required
  • Professional installation is recommended.

Barcelona 3/4-Size Upright Electric Double Bass - Violin Brown

Barcelona 3/4-Size Upright Electric Double Bass - Violin Brown
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • Bow-ready Radiused Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Solid maple construction, adjustable from 64" to 72" (full length)
  • Volume & Sub Bass control knobs
  • 1/4" and 1/8" Output for use with headphones or amplifier/mixer
  • 1/8" Stereo input for phone/laptop play-along

Stagg EDB-3/4 MBK Metallic Black Electric Upright Double Bass w/Hard case and More

Stagg EDB-3/4 MBK Metallic Black Electric Upright Double Bass w/Hard case and More
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2022

Stagg EDB-3/4 VBR Electric 3/4 Size Double Bass with Gig Bag Included - Violinburst

Stagg EDB-3/4 VBR Electric 3/4 Size Double Bass with Gig Bag Included - Violinburst
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2022
  • Solid Maple Construction
  • State of the Art Electronics Specially Designed for Double Bass
  • 3/4 Size
  • Violin Burst
  • Machine heads: P-bass style, diecast, nickel

Product Review: SX Ursa 3 Electric Bass

A look at a solid instrument at an unprecedented price.

SX guitars and basses are made in China and, along with a few other brands of similarly priced instruments, are distributed in the US through Rondomusic.com, a site that has gained some degree of notoriety as THE place to find astoundingly inexpensive instruments. It was, therefore, a natural place for me to go searching when I recently found myself in need of an inexpensive bass for recording some scratch track bass lines and generally mucking about.

I am somewhat of a traditionalist in my bass tastes, and a Fender P-Bass has always been the sound that my ears seem to want to hear on the low end- so the SX Ursa series immediately caught my attention. Visually it is a P- bass clone in all areas but the (copyrighted) Fender headstock, with the least expensive model (the Ursa 1) having the same famous control and pickup layout and the "one step up" model, the Ursa 3 boasting the addition of a bridge position Jazz Bass style pickup to compliment its standard P Bass split coil pickup. The difference between the two models was only roughly twenty dollars, so I decided to go for the Ursa 3 to expand my tonal options. For only $120 dollars I decided that it would be hard to go wrong.

Now, I'm no stranger to cheap guitars- I've had my share of virtually unplayable plywood specials, so my expectations for the Ursa 3 were very low. In fact, I intended to slowly upgrade it over time- a plan that would end with almost every original part being scrapped save for the body. The pickups were the first target, followed by the bridge, and even the neck. The end result would have still cost less than a Mexican Fender, and not much more than a Squire- it was a sound plan. But then, the Ursa arrived and plans changed when the bass did the one thing that caught me completely off guard.

It didn't suck! The body felt nice and solid and resonated like real wood, the neck was well made and buzz free- marred only by a few sharp fret ends and an unnecessarily thick coating of glossy paint. It even sported a dual truss rod (a great feature hardly ever found on production bolt ons, even on basses that cost several times as much as the Ursa) that had kept the action nice and the neck straight all the way from China to my door. The knobs were heavy metal, not cheap "chromed" plastic like I had been expecting, and the pots felt smooth and steady, not cheap. Most surprisingly of all, even the pickups were usable.

The split P Bass pickup delivered all of the familiar grunt that I expect to hear, and the J Bass pickup provided all of the expected tonal variety when mixed in, in addition to having some nice tones when used all by itself. I certainly wouldn't say that these are the best bass pickups I've ever used, but they are well above the level that I've come to expect from budget brand instruments, and will be staying in the Ursa until a great deal on some Duncan Basslines cross my path. There's no hurry though, which is both surprising and welcome.

I was absolutely blown away by the Ursa, probably because my expectations for it were so low, but for the bare bones price it delivers an insane amount of value and sounds as good as instruments costing twice as much or more.

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