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Gerald Ross
01-09-2012, 03:58 AM
Here's a nice little Bossa-Nova-ish tune from the 1950's - Poinciana. Played on my Mya-Moe Tenor Resonator uke. Backing tracks are a a brand new Kala U-Bass and a 1993 Heritage Johnny Smith arch-top guitar.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWd9AsI6aBg

SailingUke
01-09-2012, 04:45 AM
Gerald, once again you have amazed me.
You should make a dvd tutorial with a few of your swing tunes.
See you in Reno !!!!

Gerald Ross
01-09-2012, 05:42 AM
Thanks SailingUke! See you soon in Reno!

BTW - the audio on the video has NOT been processed in any way. No EQ, no compression, no reverb. You're hearing the sound of the external mic on the video camera. The accompaniment was pre-recorded by me, dumped to my ipod and fed into a guitar amp which should have been pointed more directly at the microphone, I wish it were louder and clearer... but so it goes.

Lori
01-09-2012, 06:42 AM
Wow, really nice video Gerald. As always, it looks so easy when you play. Did you get the new U-Bass fretted or un-fretted?

–Lori

Gerald Ross
01-09-2012, 06:54 AM
Hi Lori,

Thanks. I got the solid Acacia Fretted U - Bass. Lot's of fun!

I don't have a dedicated bass amp. But it sounds fantastic through my Fishman Loudbox 100 - a dedicated acoustic guitar amp.

lowstrung
01-09-2012, 09:29 AM
Sweet! Effortless looking.

KamakOzzie
01-09-2012, 09:46 AM
:bowdown::bowdown:
:worship::worship:

Bill

Dougf
01-13-2012, 04:00 AM
Very nice. I like that the backing track is more subdued, it let's the great tone of that resonator shine through.

gokidd
01-13-2012, 04:15 AM
I don't have a dedicated bass amp. But it sounds fantastic through my Fishman Loudbox 100 - a dedicated acoustic guitar amp.

Oooo! I was scrolling down just to thank you for the lovely rendition ... so Thank You ... then this remark caught my eye.
I have been considering the Loudbox Artist for a PA/Acoustic/Bass amp. You've had good results playing bass through the Loudbox?
Again, sorry to distract from your playing Poinciana. I loved the restrained elegance ... on a resonator!!!
Best wishes,
Bob

Gerald Ross
01-13-2012, 04:20 AM
@gokidd

I have the Loudbox 100. The Artist and the Loudbox 100 are two completely different amps. I've never tried an Artist.

Yes, the Kala U-Bass sounds fantastic throught the Loudbox 100 - CAVEAT! - I've only used this combination in a studio setting, for recording and at lower volumes. Does the Loudbox 100 work beautifully with the Kala U-Bass in a performing, higher volume setting? Don't know....

A friend of mine who is both a ukulele and ukulele bass player uses these amps in performance:
Roland Micro Cube Bass http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MicroCubeBsRX/ - the amp MUST be mic'ed.
Gallen Krueger MB150S-112 Combo http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MB150S112/ - Sounds the best out of two

gokidd
01-13-2012, 04:36 AM
Yes, the Kala U-Bass sounds fantastic throught the Loudbox 100 - CAVEAT! - I've only used this combination in a studio setting, for recording and at lower volumes. Does the Loudbox 100 work beautifully with the Kala U-Bass in a performing, higher volume setting? Don't know....

Many thanks, again, Gerald! I also look forward to hearing you live in Reno.