It’s A RoguBass!

I came across THIS VIDEO on YouTube recently. This guy built his own uBass from a Screen Shot 2013-02-17 at 12.41.34 PMRogue Baritone Ukulele, Pahoehoe strings, a Belcat EQ and some odds and ends.

For those of you that don’t know, Rogue is the house brand of online musical instrument retailer Musician’s Friend. They produce inexpensive guitars, basses and ukuleles in Asia.

This RoguBass is a valiant effort, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. Also, it’s hard to tell how it turned out because the recording is terrible (with feedback and distortion throughout).

I give him an “A” for effort and “C-” for execution.


Kala Gets Pinned for Valentine’s Day

Kala's Pinterest Boards.

Kala’s Pinterest Boards.

Kala has opened up a Pinboard, joining the image-heavy social media site Pinterest.

The company now has 10 boards, including one dedicated to the uBass. It also features a board of uBass Players.

At this point, Kala has 164 Pins and 16 followers.

For those of you not familiar with Pinterest, it’s a social media site that enables users to post images and videos–known as pinning. Anything pinned (it could be your own stuff or something you find on the Internet) on Pinterest can be re-pinned by users. Anything that’s pinned is always linked back to the original source.

Check out Kala’s Pinterest boards and follow them. If you’re not a member, sign up, it’s free.