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    really.
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    I am so tempted to just buy one and check it out. Not sure I need two bass ukes though, although they are such different instruments. Uke Republic has them in stock too!
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    And as a sound experiment, as was mentioned in an earlier thread, I just tuned my baritone down to EADG. There is a little buzz, but not bad. It is a cool tone too! I can definitely see how the Kamoa bass has a niche in the bass world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~dave~~wave~ View Post

    Good luck in your "true" uke bass journey, there's getting to be an embarrassment of riches in instrument and string options.

    Speaking of which, have you tried Pyramid wound strings or any of the Aquilas on your u-bass?
    I have a new set of Thunderguts in my case, but I LOVE THE SOUND OF THE PAHOEHOES....

    In the tuba world, we call a piccolo tuba a baritone, but I can see with folk instruments how things developed differently. I love the sound of my bari in standard tuning, but am very curious about the Kamoa tuning and its potential for use.
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    Well, I made the next step. My baritone has been restrung as a bass baritone. Tension is just fine, but will monitor carefully to see if any problems start appearing. Seems to be less tension than the normal DGBE strings. The sound is awesome!!!

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    Here is a closeup. First time tying a string knot...it went quite well.

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    Tension is just fine and it has a sort spunky kind of sound when played hard...not really a slap bass, but punchy. This is a neat alternative for bass players!
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    Held up very nice against three acoustic guitars and singers. This is a real neat addition to the uke bass family!
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    what strings did you put on it, Dale?

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    light classical guitar strings...bottom four...works perfectly, great tone, no buzz
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