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by Eduardo Mendoza
January 12, 2018
Play music or not this peculiar instrument makes you fall in love at first sight, it is one of the ukuleles you want in your collection and it is mainly the one that every bass player wants to have. We talked about the famous U-bass.
Let's start by describing the standard electric bass.
An electric bass is about a meter long and has thick metal strings to make bass sounds.
The U-Bass, however, in length does not exceed 60cm, is light and its strings are quite soft.
In other words, a U-Bass is a hybrid acoustic-electric instrument. It is a combination of a baritone ukulele and a bass guitar. The U-Bass produces the same tones as a standard bass and is tuned in traditional bass tuning (EADG). The U-Bass is the result of a collaboration between Kala Brand Music Co. and Owen Holt of Road Toad Music .
What advantages does the U-Bass have?
The U-Bass offers you the same as a standard bass (even an even deeper sound). Because of its size it is easy to transport and the best thing is its custom Shadow pickup to give it a double bass sound (that's scary).
The strings are from the Italian brand Aquila, this brand has patented the material and year after year it is being overcome. The strings have been baptized as Nylgut, SuperNylgut and are currently working on the Thundergut, they are simply imitating the traditional gut strings but with a better feeling, with more softness for the hand and with a longer life time ... They say that They last for up to 20 years!
Is there only Kala U-Bass?
There are currently several models in the market. Fender had already made a miniature bass, the Ashbory Bass that came out in 1999 under the DeArmond brand.
and currently the brands Aloha, Luna, Fender among others have their own version of U-Bass and I allow myself the freedom to say that none sounds like Kala's.
Without further ado, we leave you with a small test of this beautiful instrument. Tell us!
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January 22, 2020
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