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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
    KPK pineapple SLN-GCEA
    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
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Kala KA-GL-Koa, G EFS, O Warm/Worth B

    !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 w/Fremont soloist low G | Waverly Street banjolele - Worth Browns
    UBass: Kala Exotic Mahogany - Road Toad Pahoehoe | 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 09:30 AM.
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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 re-entrant gCEA)
    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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