At least that’s the way the Kala Solidbody uBass is being advertised. It certainly is compact, lightweight and easy to transport. No question.
Anyway, here’s a video from George’s Music, with Eric putting the Solidbody through its paces. Check it out.
I had a chuckle when Eric mentioned that the knob configuration was “kind of a neat design.” It’s a standard V/B/T configuration (that’s Volume/Bass/Treble). Nothing unusual. Also, he made one mistake when mentioning the tuners. Eric said they are specially designed Gotoh tuners. Actually they’re Hipshot tuners.
Despite these two hiccups, it’s worth giving the video a look.
Also take a look at the George’s Music site. They have a dedicated Ukulele web site featuring the Solidbody and Acoustic uBasses.
Kala Brand Music Co. finally got around to updating their website.
In addition to adding the Solidbody uBass pages–complete with photos and specs on all the models–they’ve added a new front page slide for the Solidbody to the slide show. This one looks like it could become a new ad for the Solidbodies.
The front page slide show showcases new Kala products and photos of customers with their Kala Ukes.
Give it a look.
And speaking of updates, Road Toad Music finally updated their website. It’s been quite a long time since those guys have changed anything on their site.
They’ve added a teaser for the Solidbody uBass, which they’ll begin selling later this month. They’ve also updated their String Store page on bassuke.com.
Here’s a nice little video entitled “Blues (Kala U-Bass + Ukulele)” from German YouTuber Tidalo13.
As the title suggests, it’s a Blues number played on a uBass, with K-Wave Les Paul (tuned to High G) and Risa Acoustic Tenor Ukes as accompaniment.
Personally, I think that the uBass was made for the Blues. More than any other form of music, the uBass excells at it.
Check out the video and you’ll see what I mean.