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ukestang
04-26-2011, 12:46 PM
Been trying to buy a Kala U-bass and an Epiphone Les Paul uke for several months, where are they? Why do companies promote things they cannot deliver? Frustrating, any ideas?

Tudorp
04-26-2011, 12:48 PM
Epi did deliver the Les Paul uke. I got mine a month or so ago. They sold out of the warehouse pretty quick though, so your only hope for one until the next batch is to find a store that has one. Orders for the 2nd batch is filling up too I assume.

ksiegel
04-26-2011, 01:03 PM
I've got mine, also - from the same vendor as Tudorp. My local Epiphone dealer was told a few weeks back that the warehouse was out, and it would be 45-60 days before any new ones shipped.

Just to show you how tight the supplies are, pedalfreak told me that they had ordered 6 Epi les pauls, but only two were delivered.

(And they both went to UU members! Yee, haw!)

-Kurt

Tudorp
04-26-2011, 01:10 PM
I've got mine, also - from the same vendor as Tudorp. My local Epiphone dealer was told a few weeks back that the warehouse was out, and it would be 45-60 days before any new ones shipped.

Just to show you how tight the supplies are, pedalfreak told me that they had ordered 6 Epi les pauls, but only two were delivered.

(And they both went to UU members! Yee, haw!)

-Kurt

Pedalfreak got our backs.. lol

kissing
04-26-2011, 01:31 PM
ubass are occasionally in local stores. Otherwise best bet is online. Its not that hard to find. Try ebay if no luck

ukestang
04-26-2011, 01:33 PM
none online, anywhere.

ukestang
04-26-2011, 01:35 PM
Sorry, forgot to mention, I don't do e-bay.

Tudorp
04-26-2011, 01:37 PM
I would pre-order ya the epi then, because I bet only the pre-orders stand a chance of getting them for the second batch. if ya wait for them to be available, no one will have them again. I doubt they even had to hang em on the wall. The les paul should be getting fairly ready to be turned loose for the 2nd run pretty soon.

OldePhart
04-26-2011, 01:39 PM
The fretted UBASS aren't hard to find - I've had mine for several months. If you want a fretless mahogany UBASS stand in line - the upgright bass players are grabbing them faster than Kala can make them.

John

Mim
04-26-2011, 02:38 PM
The fretted UBASS aren't hard to find - I've had mine for several months. If you want a fretless mahogany UBASS stand in line - the upgright bass players are grabbing them faster than Kala can make them.

John

A lot of uke companies seem to get low this time of year. It gets better around mid-summer.

kissing
04-26-2011, 05:14 PM
Sorry, forgot to mention, I don't do e-bay.

try www.ukulele.de otherwise youre not doing yourself much of a favor by keeping out of ebay. A lot of reputable uke sellers are on ebay

brucemoffatt
04-26-2011, 09:50 PM
I played a fretted U-bass the other day in a store in Adelaide, South Australia. That probably doesn't help you, but for what it's worth I had a lot of fun. They are around, but you'll have to hunt, and seriously, some ebay stores are a very good option. I sourced a uke from an ebay store in the US [Hi Mim, I'm still playing that uke every day and I love it] and had it paid for safely and delivered promptly all the way across the wide Pacific Ocean to me.

My advice, be careful, but don't lock yourself out of opportunities needlessly.

ukestang
04-27-2011, 10:03 AM
Update, had pre ordered Epi Les paul from Sam Ash, they are now in stock and mine is being processed for shipping, now to find a u-bass. By the way, I have nothing against e-bay stores, many reputable ones, especially on here, just don't want to fool with paypal etc.