View Full Version : Bass Uke!

06-23-2009, 06:56 PM
Hello all, here's a link to a Bass Uke being sold at Ebay. Does anyone else have one of these?

BASS UKE (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110406534153)

06-23-2009, 11:55 PM
I don't, but I have an original Ashbory. The strings are made of silicone and on the Ashbory fretless have a very nice sound. Word or caution: the D and G string need to be detuned when not in use or they break. I lost two Gs and a D in the first month with the bass just hanging on the wall. These strings also need a regular dose of talcum powder or Slide-Rite while playing or they wear down your fingers and stick to the fretboard.

The babying of Ashbory strings was a little much for me so I have a Kala U Bass (http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-KALA-U-BASS-Ukulele-Bass-Great-new-product-case_W0QQitemZ270408293896QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item3ef5971e08&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A10%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7 C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50) coming from MusicGuyMic.

06-24-2009, 06:54 PM
Thanks for the heads up. I also had an Ashbory for a while, but gave it to a friend. He said it was the most un-usual wedding present he has ever heard of, but LOVES the bass.

06-25-2009, 12:00 AM
Owen Holt's Road Toad poly strings (http://www.bassuke.com/Pahoehoe.html) are a good option for the Ashbory to make it less of a pain to maintain. Now that I have played them on the Kala, I will get a set for the Ashbory since all the silicone strings I have bought for it have broken on their own. The poly strings seem even looser than the silcones. There's an article (http://www.largesound.net/bass/index.php/topic,653.0.html) on how to install them on the Ashbory. It might be helpful for other microbass owners as well.

06-25-2009, 12:12 AM
No, but I wish...

The ukulele strings are not same compare to the standerd.