Other than my family, my two great passions are basses and motorcycles. I wanted to be able to combine the two by creating an upright electric bass that I could take to gigs on a bike, and get off the bandstand before the horn players. The bass would have to be compact, sound good and be completely functional.

The original 30" scale Kydd Carry-On electric upright bass was conceived in the early 80's after experimenting with a short scale Guild "Starfire" electric bass with transducer pickups. It sounded great...very acoustic-like! The short scale and transducer idea was transferred onto a Steinberger-like, no-head stock neck/body. After prodding by my former band member and guitar industry legend, Rich Lasner, Kydd Basses went into production in 1994. The seemingly counter-intuitive move of trying to get a more acoustic bass sound from a shorter scale helped set Kydd apart from other manufacturers.

By the way, KYDD stands for Kaminsky's Yukon Deli & Drygoods. But that's another story...

Neck/Body: Curly Maple
Fingerboard: Granadillo
Finish: Natural
String Length: 30"
Overall Length: 35 1/2"
Weight: 6 lbs
Pickups: Fishman BP 100 Transducer
Strings: D'Addario ECB 81 Flatwound
Case: Soft bag included
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Rudy Pensa
(212) 625 2557
New York, NY
11:46 PM
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM Monday to Saturday

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