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Upton Bass – Ending The Usual Struggles Of Musical Artists

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Music has a rich history as old as time itself. Dating all the way to the time of ancient Greek musical performances have been the shining stars of any royal or dignified gathering. Kings and emperors have always been on the lookout for musical talents that can provide them with optimum entertainment. Creating musical masterpieces requires the artist to be driven to perfect the art. It entails putting in long hours of hard work to groom one’s musical talent. However, another imperative factor is overlooked when gauging someone’s musical talent.

Similar to how the performance of a professional race car driver is dependent on the type of car driven, a musician’s performance is also greatly influenced by the quality of instrument used by them. Keeping their instruments in immaculate condition is crucial to perform at their best for any artist. But maintaining one’s instrument is easier said than done. A musical instrument is a delicate tool that requires the touch of a professional. Not everyone can mend and perform maintenance on such delicate tools, and instruments of the stringed nature are even more so hard to tend to. Artists have always experienced difficulty finding a quality contact that can care for their instruments with top-notch quality. Upton Bass is one company putting an end to the constant troubles and struggles of the artists regarding their instrument maintenance in the sting instrument industry.

The only one who can understand a professional’s true troubles is a similar professional of a relevant field. Unbeknownst to many people maintaining and retaining musical instruments is a field where very few flourish. Tending to musical instruments is a field of work that one cannot master by only going through company-mandated training. One can only become a master of this trade after spending some time surrounded by this melodious art. 

Gary Upton founded Upton Bass in 1999. After spending some time as an accomplished bassist, Gary observed a key issue in the industry for similar bassists and other artists like him. A recognized artist had a pre-determined schedule, usually with performances scheduled to cover the complete year. However, problems and mishaps always arise at the most inconvenient time for an artist. After playing with their preferred instruments for a long time, each performer becomes familiar with them and tries to avoid replacing them. Gary understood the troubles of an artist having to face them on numerous occasions and decided to provide a way to lessen the burdens of a musical artist. After its founding, Upton Bass String Instrument Company provided a place where artists could expect their instruments to get the care they keep using them. Affordability was a trait Upton Bass boasted off. They prided themselves in providing instrument maintenance and upgrading the instruments at very affordable prices.

The business started its operations from their first-ever shop that was located in Jewett City, CT. Immediately after starting, the business experienced a huge surge in business. As Gary was famous in the music industry, the news of him starting a maintenance and sales shop spread fast and reached the ears of various active performers. Knowing that he would provide the quality of service they search for as a fellow artist, Upton Bass soon became the number one choice of service provider for many musical professionals. As the business grew, so did the need for a more hands-on deck, and Upton Bass moved to a bigger location in Downtown Mystic, CT, in 2004. After some time there, they again experienced the need to add to their small family of instrument maintenance professionals and therefore shifted to an industrial park in Stonington, CT. Although providing an adequate work environment, their new location did not sit well with Gary and his business partners. Although functional, the location lacked a certain charm and nuance that was the essence of their business. Therefore they continued operations temporarily while actively looking for a location that had that spark they were looking for. After searching high and low, the answers that ultimately came to them were rather obvious and convenient for the owners. The property owned by Gary and his wife included an old barn that was once a thriving industrial site. All partners agreed that this location would be convenient and provide a suitable environment where their business could flourish. The company moved to its new home location after making required renovations in October 2013. 

Currently, Upton Bass employs ten employees, out of which eight are working full-time and two part-time. For the superior quality of service  Upton Bass has received many notable mentions and awards such as the 2009 Silver Medal for best overall tone by the International Society of Bassists and the 2013 Certificate of workmanship by the International Society of Bassists. Upton Bass was founded with a goal to eliminate all the day-to-day hurdles an artist has to face providing ease of accessibility and affordance for all.

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Party Comedy Movies that are an absolute must-watch!

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If you can’t spend a weekend partying, why not dive into some movies that are centred around partying. Even better when humour is involved. Stay tuned as we jump into some party comedy movies that are not the ones to miss!  

The Hangover 

On a list revolving around party comedy movies, it’s only right that we begin with the original movie of one of the most popular movie franchises we have seen to date. The first Hangover movie was the origin of The Hangover’s success as it followed the storyline of four friends embarking on a trip to Sin City for Doug’s bachelor party. However, when events take a turn for the worst and Doug appears to be missing, it’s up to his brother-in-law, Alan, and two best friends Phil and Stu to find him. But, when retracing their steps, they are shocked at the events that unfolded the night before the disappearance! 

Neighbors 

When Mac and Kelly begin their life as new parents to their daughter Stella, they slowly convert to their new lifestyle and ditch their old partying habits. However, to throw a spanner in the works, they are greeted by new neighbours next door, which…also happens to be a college fraternity, and we all know what comes along with that! Partying, partying, and more partying. In an attempt to compromise and hopefully keep the large group of boys on their side, Mac and Kelly prove that they are cool parents. However, it’s not long before the fraternity, which consists of Zac Efron and Dave Franco, begins to bend the rules causing a feud between the two parties. Highly entertaining and hilarious, this film is a must-watch!  

21 Jump Street 

When high school students, Jenko and Schmitt reunite after high school as members of the Police Academy, the pair are assigned a high school scheme to infiltrate the setting and find the origination of a new street drug on the scene. Becoming students to carry out the task, the duo, played hilariously by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, begin to start high school life again, and surprisingly, take completely alternative routes from their previous high school experience. Making friendships, building relationships, and partying with their fellow students along the way, there is never a dull moment in this fast-paced, action-packed comedy. Check it out today! 

Superbad 

Revolving entirely around the partying and alcohol scene, Superbad is one film that will always keep us laughing endlessly. Oh, and we think that may be something to do with the cast that includes Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Michael Cera, and Emma Stone, as well as many others! Hill and Cera star as two best friends, Seth and Evan who cause carnage at a typical high school house party. With cops who disobey the rules, drunk antics and a fake ID with the name “McLovin”, this 2007 masterpiece is timeless. 

American Pie 

American Pie is certainly not a party comedy movie that will be loved by all. With crude and inappropriate scenes, this movie is nonetheless comedy gold. When a group of five divergent high school friends all attempt to lose their innocence before one another, the competition begins to get serious. With the senior prom as their task deadline date, each of them goes through severe embarrassment and public humiliation to complete the task at hand. Oh, and you don’t even want to know where the name of the film originated from! Check out this fun, party-orientated film today, the cast will certainly not let you down that’s for sure! 

We Are Your Friends 

Not only does this film have a hit playlist to go alongside the party comedy movie setting, but it also displays the struggles of being a beginner in the music industry. When Cole, a young college dropout, played by Zac Efron, makes his big break with DJ, James Reed, he finally gets somewhere with his career. However, after a few bust-ups including an intimate moment with Reed’s girlfriend, played by Emily Ratajkowski, he returns to normality and his three best friends. To his surprise, they are all attempting to move on with their lives outside of the party lifestyle. Don’t fret, the film does have a positive ending! 

Project X 

It would only be acceptable to end the list with one of the wildest on-screen parties we have ever seen, the famous, Project X. When high school friends, Thomas, Costa, and J.B plan to throw a party for Thomas’ 17th birthday, they worry that the party will be a flop due to their unpopularity. However, it is, in fact, the complete opposite, and one of the craziest parties ever. Picture this, a flash Mercedes in a pool, surrounding trees and homes on fire, and someone in the oven, shall we say anymore? For a more intense watch, make sure to check out this film on a flat-screen, wall-mounted TV. You may even feel like you are there! Click here for TV wall mounting services.  

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