Ordered another Bruce Wei Arts custom bass uke.

KohanMike

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I'm in the process of ordering another custom bass uke from Bruce Wei Arts in Vietnam. The most recent one he made me came out great. Again, I saw one of his tenor uke designs, a gypsy jazz with oval sound hole on his eBay store and asked to make it in a 21.5" scale bass uke with the more classic D sound hole, thinline that's 2" deep (I have a 3+" Hadean that's too deep for my liking). He said it will be $850 including express shipping to Los Angeles, and will take about 3 months. Here is a mockup I made (not exact scale) from his tenor image.

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Looks nice. I'm often tempted by other basses, but I don't feel skilled enough to swap about a lot. My two are both exactly the same scale and both fretless, so moving from one to the other is easy :)
 

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Looks nice. I'm often tempted by other basses, but I don't feel skilled enough to swap about a lot. My two are both exactly the same scale and both fretless, so moving from one to the other is easy :)
About 7 years ago I had Bruce make me a fretless, but having 11 fretted at the time that I rotated through, I found it too awkward to go to it as infrequently as I did, so I sold it last year. I'm a fretted kinda guy.
 

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About 7 years ago I had Bruce make me a fretless, but having 11 fretted at the time that I rotated through, I found it too awkward to go to it as infrequently as I did, so I sold it last year. I'm a fretted kinda guy.
I think the u-bass I'd like is an acoustic that is loud enough to play without an amp - it's probably called a cello.
 

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I think the u-bass I'd like is an acoustic that is loud enough to play without an amp - it's probably called a cello.
In my experience all bass ukes need an amp when playing, even with one other person, and I've used most every string.