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    Default Pono Solid Body Mini Bass with Steel Strings?

    Looks like Pono is prototyping a Mini Bass, based on their thinbody electric BE models. I hope they will make it to the market. Glad to see that it is not just another copy of the Kala U-Bass, but their very own approach with steel strings:

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    Wonder what the scale length is? I just like the sound of the Road Toad Pahoehoes on a Ubass. This bass with steel strings will probably draw bass guitar players, maybe, or someone who wants a more punchy sound.
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    Year old thread. I wonder what happened with this one. I ran across the video with it and then found this thread.
    http://www.theukulelereview.com/2018/04/08/18567/
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    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
    Guitars:
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    I would be very interested, especially if it were 22-23" scale. I've had my eyes on this Monkey Wrench 22.75" scale baritone electric uke on which I would use Gold Tone LaBella flatwound steel strings. They run about $850, so I'm holding off for now.

    http://monkeywrenchmusic.com/for-sale




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    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
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    Year old thread. I wonder what happened with this one. I ran across the video with it and then found this thread.
    http://www.theukulelereview.com/2018/04/08/18567/
    Fun video, I guess they were just teasing the bass (probably 22"-23" scale), but it didn't have the full tone of a Ubass with Pahoehoes...
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    Tenor: Epiphone Hummingbird - Living Water low G
    UBass: Kala FS2 - Pahoehoe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    Yep Jim, I've been in touch with them that last couple of days for a custom 22.75" Gibson SG style bass, he's mocking up something and says it should be $595, which I would be willing to spend.


    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly West near the Beverly Center
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    Haha. I just sent him a question about your other thread.
    I'm *very* curious to see what you two come up with.
    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
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127

    !Flukutronic!

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