View Full Version : tantalizing Bass Uke

10-30-2008, 06:25 AM
Anyone know of a clip somewhere with a bass uke? I see Musicguymic has one on Ebay that looks truly amazing. Item 250288557858. It's got a pickup like a turner guitar and it's a lined fretless.

All I'm pulling up in youtube is the Ashbory but I'd love to see this Road Toad in action.

10-30-2008, 07:21 AM

10-30-2008, 07:30 AM
Whoa I so would!

10-30-2008, 08:00 AM
OOoo,I gotta get me one!

10-30-2008, 12:06 PM
Wow THANKS Mike. That thing is really awesome. My eyes about popped out of my head and I can't believe the sound of it!

10-30-2008, 12:38 PM
You gotta get a good bass amp for it though!!! You can't play these acoustically.

This Acoustic amp is an excellent amp for the money - $150 - but it sure ain't portable...

If you can spend the bucks, about $230, the Roland Micro Bass is very cool, protable, and run on AC or DC power.

There's also an excellent headphone amp for bass - the Vox amPlug Bass for $50 - very small, almost pocketsize. Runs on batteries. Super lightweight.
I haven't tried the bass version, but I love the Vox Amplug AC30 for guitars. Not very many places have the Bass amPlug yet, but sweetwater does.

Also, a bass EQ pedal can really help you define your bass tone. For $70 you can get the best bass EQ out there - the Boss:

10-30-2008, 12:58 PM
I have the Vox Amplug for bass. Its awesome.

There, 2 word review :)

I do use it for my bass guitars so the wife wont murder me at 1am when I feel the urge to play

10-30-2008, 08:38 PM
lmao, that sounds awesome. get in on dat ;)

10-31-2008, 01:17 AM
You might consider the Ashbory bass (http://www.ashborybass.com/). It's an 18" scale electric bass using rubber/silicon strings. There's a hollow-body version here:
www.largesound.com/ashboryarticle/concept/ukulele/ (http://www.largesound.com/ashboryarticle/concept/ukulele/) but it obviously needs amplification.

There are several clips of the Ashbory online. John Kavanaugh has one and says it's a nice instrument.

And check out the Roland Cube 30 bass amp (http://www.roland.com/products/en/CUBE-30_BASS/index.html).