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    i want one so bad it hurts.:

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    That is way cool. I started building one before I got let go on my job and that side tracked me. What kind of strings are on it? Ashbory?
    It sounds great guess I have to get mine finished.
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    i mailed kala yesterday. i am left handed and i wanted to know if they are planning a run of leftie models...and the answer... YES, it will take about 8 months but they are planning it! i'm gonna pre order, i have to have it.

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    Red face

    I'd definitely like one, but the price just hurts...

    Excellent sound sample, btw!
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    how is it supposed to be tuned...i would assume DGBE or is it EADG like a bass
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    They're tuned just like a bass.
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    I bought the fretless, Spruce top, and I love it! I posted this in another area:

    I just got mine last week and I gigged with it last night. I brought my acoustic Michael Kelly along just in case all hell broke loose. Well, it didn't. All of the members of the band loved the sound. I agree that if you work with the EQs you can get quite a full and robust sound. My husband, a pro pianist, was sitting in the audience and he loved the sound as well. This particular gig has a small band area so it is nice to use a small instrument instead of the long necks I usually negotiate in this space. I will need to practice the shorter spaces between frets to get the tuning more perfect but I did not feel I was off the mark much. It is new so I had to tune more than usual but...I think today, after its workout, it will be more stable. We play bluegrass, folk, and blues. Worked well in all those genres. It had the smokiness I needed for Summertime and the crispness for moving patterns in Blue Yodel. I am happy and very pleased to have this in my collection.

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    It's still less than a lot of good basses! I am curious if anyone has used these things at pretty high volume? I am wondering about feedback. I play in a semi-loud band, but would love to use one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Tarman View Post
    It's still less than a lot of good basses! I am curious if anyone has used these things at pretty high volume? I am wondering about feedback. I play in a semi-loud band, but would love to use one.
    Yes, same question here... I have an el/ac bass guitar and it's not easy to play it with drums ext because of feedback issues.

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    I don't know if this is allowed here, but they have then for $400 here http://www.ukeladymusic.com/store/catalog.php?item=144
    I'm pretty interested in one of these. They play the same as a regular bass guitar, right?

    This is by far my favorite version of stand by me ever recorded that has been brought to my attention... EVER. Just so happens to be a Uke and Bass Uke version. Good stuff. Anybody notice most things sound better on a Uke of some sort? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HchbmLIV3w

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