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    I actually went to the web and did a translation, definitely rudimentary. I'll try their web site as you suggest.

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    Just got a reply that my order is cancelled. Great, now to make the the order from your link. Done, thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    Just got a reply that my order is cancelled. Great, now to make the the order from your link. Done, thank you.
    Thanks, and make sure to use the code 15OFF to save another 15%, just like I did last week, and likely will do again after I receive the Hadean basses and then the STRING TESTING BEGINS!!!

    Sadly I cannot find the Pyramid Tapewound UBass strings, nor the La Bella Tapewound UBass strings anywhere now. They were all the rage like 9 months ago, and now none of the string vendors are selling them.

    I found a thread on talkbass about regular scaled bass tapewound strings that was over a thousand posts, but going through all that is like seeking a needle in a haystack... Hob JAMMIT!!!
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    I already made the order, damn I can't believe I didn't heed that in your signature, what a dope I am.

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    I just got another reply from Aquila Italy that the order was not cancelled and has been shipped, of which I was not notified at the time, very disappointing to see that they are not more together. I won't order direct from Aquila again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    I just got another reply from Aquila Italy that the order was not cancelled and has been shipped, of which I was not notified at the time, very disappointing to see that they are not more together. I won't order direct from Aquila again.
    Sorry to hear that. I guess they don't capische.

    On the bright side, you'll have plenty of string sets for your U-Bass instruments.
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    At an average cost of $35 a set, oh well.

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!! 3PM UPS delivered the Hadean sunburst solid-body Bass Uke. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    First impressions:

    1. It's visually BETTER than the online photos - the sunburst colors and contrast really SNAP.

    2. Cosmetically there are no obvious flaws other than a tiny 1mm ding in the back of the neck @ the 14th fret, right exactly where you might rest your thumb (which does not bother me at all), aside from that it is as new, and was shipped double-boxed -NICE

    3. Plugged in to my Kustom Sienna 30 acoustic amp (12" speaker), the preamp output on the Hadean is VERY HOT output. I had the Sienna only on 2 with the Sienna's preamp circuit OFF, and had to turn the bass EQ on the amp down to about 2 (normal is 5 for a uke), to prevent the speaker from getting some breakup, not distortion but physical breakup....

    4. This things GOT TONE! The treble and bass controls on the Hadean have quite an effective range, I'd say +/- 12db on their respective frequencies. Just messing around I was able to get some warm tubby reggae tones, some growling electric-sounding tones, as well as rolling off the bass most of the way, almost gives a real 'woody' upright bass tone...also very NICE...

    5. Since this will be used for recording 90% of the time now, it seems that it will serve my purposes well. Upon first play it seems to be quite versatile....maybe the other acoustic Hadean uke bass that is on it's way is redundant? NAAH, one acoustic and one electric BOTH for 80% of the price for ONE Kala Rumbler U-Bass - can't beat that with a stick.

    Very Happy right now but I have other stuff to do before dark. I will be playing it more later. The acoustic Hadean uke bass is scheduled to be delivered on next MON by UPS and I have 2 sets of Aquila RED Thunderguts on the way from Strings and Beyond that will be arriving shortly as well.

    More later...
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    I ordered the Hadean both solid and acoustic when they first came out. I sent back the solid; I thought the acoustic was a good buy for the money. The thing is that I have a Kala California UBass and even my Kala SubUbass has pretty much gathered dust since I got the California. Whereas nothing seems to cure my UAS, the California UBass that I've had quite a while now seems to have cured any BAS that I have. If I got another Bass it would be another California UBass. I love to play the bass, but to me the bass is a tool. The California UBass does the job. With ukes I like the uke as a thing in itself, not just as a tool to make music.

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    I'm really looking forward to receiving the solid body Hadean next Tuesday. I have my Gold Tone, which satisfies the acoustic side for me, and of course the two steel string magnetic pickups for that side of the bass world. As you can see, they're not just a tool, but for enjoyment too, especially customizing. The acoustic u-bass fretless custom from Vietnam is in the closet for now until I can fix up the amplification.

    I'll be playing the Gold Tone at the Santa Monica Ukulele Festival Saturday at 1 pm. Katysax, will you be playing bass with the Westside Ukulele Ensemble at 2:30?
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