EMINENCE PORTABLE UPRIGHT BASS®
Important Tips for ALL EMINENCE BASSES
The most important thing to remember when setting up your Eminence Bass is to make sure the bridge is not tipping forward.
Push the top of the bridge back towards the endpin with your thumb, centered at the top of the bridge. When viewed from the side, the bridge should look like itís tipping backwards toward the endpin.
Replacing Strings - Tuner Peg Tip:
When replacing strings, make sure to shorten the length so that when wound on the tuning post they do not bind between the bottom of the tuning post and the peg box. In other words, if a string touches the wood below the tuning post and starts to bind, the gears of the tuner may become stripped.
When tightening, tighten the back endpin screw first, then the side one; when loosening, loosen the side screw first, then the back one.
Download the PDF: Important Tips for the Eminence Portable Upright Bass
Neck Removal and Assembly for the REMOVABLE NECK MODEL
Watch Eminence designer, Gary Bartig, demonstrate removal and assembly of the
Eminence removable neck model.
Removal of the Neck:
1. Loosen the strings. Install one strap
on the neck just below the nut to hold the strings in
place. Pull the strap snug, and then slide it down towards
the bridge to tighten.
2. Remove the bridge and unhook the strings
from the tailplate. Secure the strings to the fingerboard
with the second strap.
3. Loosen the neck screw approximately 4
rotations, without removing it. Rap the head of the screw
with the palm of your hand to unseat the neck joint. Then
remove the screw and detach the neck. Put the screw back
into the neck joint to prevent loss.
4. Put the neck in the neck case, and the
body of the bass in the full size gig bag. Then place
both pieces in the hard flight case; the soft gig bag
provides padding. Make sure to secure the latches.
Assembly of the Neck:
1. Remove the screw from the neck joint.
(NOTE: if you lose this thumb screw, you can replace it
with a socket cap screw #10-32, 3/4 length
at any hardware store; an Allen wrench will also
be needed for tightening the cap screw.)
2. Slide the neck joint into the body joint.
Put the thumb screw in through the hole in the back of
the bass. Tighten the screw until snug only
DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN.
3. Lay the bass on a bed, table, or carpeted
floor. Connect the E and G strings to the tailplate. Align
the bridge onto the marks on the bass top and place the
E and G strings in the proper bridge notches.
4. Snug the strings at the tuners to hold
the bridge erect. Next attach the A and D strings. When
bringing the strings up to pitch, keep an eye on the bridge
IT WILL TEND TO TIP TOWARD THE NECK. Gently push
the TOP of the bridge back, keeping the bridge feet at
the marks on the bass top.
5. If you find yourself with no output from
the pickup, most likely the top of the bridge is tipping
forward and the feet are not flat on the bass belly. In
that case, push the TOP of the bridge back towards the
tailplate so that the feet sit squarely on the bass belly.
To Prevent Tuner Peg Damage:
When placing the neck case into the hard flight case with the gig bag, always ensure that the tuner pegs are facing up/towards the top of the flight case. If the tuner pegs are facing down/towards the bottom of the flight case, there is more chance of damage if dropped or jarred.
Download the PDF: Neck Removal and Assembly
Questions? Call Gary at 800-741-3045.