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    Default My first bass!

    My wife surprised me by buying a Kala U bass.
    Still waiting for it to arrive, but I'm super exited.

    https://kalabrand.com/collections/striped-ebony-ubass

    More to come....
    Playing my Magic Fluke and grinning like a fool!

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    Following! Curious to see how you like it. I went with the solid body but that should be a good acoustic model.
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Flea soprano, C LW
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127

    !Flukutronic!

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    I tried to talk my wife into buying KohanMikes solid body Goldtone.
    I liked that Mike is just up the road, that the bass took metal or soft strings and it was a fabulous price.
    For whatever reason, she wasn't in.
    Go figure. But all's well that ends well.
    Playing my Magic Fluke and grinning like a fool!

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    ^^^ Your wife made a good choice!
    Just Play

    Sopranos: 1st uke, Lanikai soprano LU-11 - Aquilas | 30's Martin style 0 - Martins
    Concerts: Kanile'a K-2 CP - Living Water | Islander AC-4 - Living Water | Waverly Street banjolele - Worth Browns
    Tenor: Epiphone Hummingbird - Living Water low G
    UBass: Kala FS2 - Pahoehoe

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    Quote Originally Posted by UkerDanno View Post
    ^^^ Your wife made a good choice!
    Not according to me. I had to do a big pack job to ship the ME to the east coast. Would have preferred a local person to buy it.


    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly West near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 11 solid body bass ukes, 9 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 34)

    Donate to The Ukulele Kids Club, they provide ukuleles to children in hospital music therapy programs. www.theukc.org
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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    Not according to me. I had to do a big pack job to ship the ME to the east coast. Would have preferred a local person to buy it.


    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly West near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 11 solid body bass ukes, 9 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 34)

    • Donate to The Ukulele Kids Club, they provide ukuleles to children in hospital music therapy programs. www.theukc.org
    • Member The CC Strummers: YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/CCStrummers/video, Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCCStrummers
    Yep, I don't get her some times.
    She's passed up several great bargains, only to buy retail.
    We have been together for 33 years and she remains a mystery to me.
    Playing my Magic Fluke and grinning like a fool!

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    We plugged it into the bass amp for the first time last night, wow.

    Amazing little instrument.

    ETA: Just found out that the bass has a name. "Cerberus."

    Apparently, Terry Carter names each instrument he sells.
    Last edited by maki66; 06-25-2019 at 10:30 AM.
    Playing my Magic Fluke and grinning like a fool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maki66 View Post
    My wife surprised me by buying a Kala U bass.
    Still waiting for it to arrive, but I'm super exited.

    https://kalabrand.com/collections/striped-ebony-ubass

    More to come....
    Maki, are you enjoying your u bass still? Overall impressions?
    Kala KA-TE tenor uke (currently tuned FBbDG)
    Kala APB-CTG baritone uke (currently tuned DGBE)
    Ohana BK-35CG baritone uke (currently tuned low-octave ADF#B)
    Various guitars, banjos, and basses

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    Just bought one of these beauties myself about a month ago. Lovely sound.
    Graham
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    Total noob but loving the bass!
    Shropshire UK

    Kala EBY-FS striped mahogany UBass with pahoehoe strings
    Makala UBass with pahoehoe strings
    Roland Micro Cube RX amplifier
    Brunswick baritone ukuele tuned GCEA (low G)

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    Quote Originally Posted by John boy View Post
    Maki, are you enjoying your u bass still? Overall impressions?
    Still enjoying it very much. My impression is that its a very good instrument, but then again, its the only bass I've ever played.

    Work and home life has been super busy, so while that's good money wise, time and energy has been very limited.

    I expect to be working 80 hour weeks for the next 4 months. Music is going to take a back seat for a while.
    Playing my Magic Fluke and grinning like a fool!

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