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WS64
07-10-2010, 10:18 PM
I got one of those for a few days now, the fretted spruce version.
I have recorded some pieces with it already:

Fever (just vocals and bass, recorded unplugged, this is how the bass sounds best!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytw_Q-IU1xI

King of the Road (vocals, finger snipping, Excelsius Ukulele, Kala U-Bass plugged)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBBGI--yJ5s

Bass-Riff (just a small riff plyed on the plugged bass)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20n0ahQ8csI

I compared the Kala to my Ashbory (which also have the same black strings on it the Kala comes with, I never user the white strings that originally came with the Ashbory).
The Kala has way better tuners, and it sounds absolutely great unplugged (of course a bit silent).
The Ashbory offers WAY more frets (the Kala does not even have a cutaway to access some more frets), the Ashbory sounds way better plugged.

Since the Kala is just a Baritone ukulele with some special parts because of the very thick strings I think it is way overpriced. I wonder how long other companies will take to bring a similar product on the market...

It is not a bad instrument, I like it actually. But it should cost half of what it does now.

wrenchpilot
07-10-2010, 11:27 PM
fine playing. they both sound pretty groovy