Aquila Thunderblack Strings Tested

 

 

Aquila Thunderblack

Aquila says its Thunderblack strings for the uBass are superior to the standard Pahoehoe strings.                                      Photo: Aquila Corde Armoniche

 

If you have been thinking about trying the Thunderblack strings from Italian string maker Aquila Corde Armoniche for your uBass, but don’t want to plunk down $29.95 for something you might not end up liking, take a look at this video by our friend Magnus Sjöquist.

Magnus puts the strings through their paces on his acoustic uBass. The video will give you a good idea of what the strings sound like so you can make an informed decision whether to buy them or not.

If you prefer to read about the strings rather than watching a video, Magnus did a blog post about them on his site PlayUbass.

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More String Choices

 

Galli Strings

Galli Strings has a new set of black nylon, synthetic core strings for the uBass.                           Photo: Galli Strings Facebook

 

Add Galli Strings to your list of uBass string manufacturers.

The Italian string company says it’ll soon have a new set of black nylon, synthetic core strings for the uBass. No word yet on when they will be available or how much they’ll cost though.

But not to worry, our friend Magnus Sjöquist of Play Ubass says he has a set and will do a review soon. So keep an eye on his site for further details.

For now, here’s a short video from Galli Strings of the new strings in action.

Putting the Journeyman Through its Paces

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Magnus Sjöquist puts the new Kala Journeyman uBass through its paces at Kala’s headquarters. Photo: Kala Facebook Video Screen Capture

 

If you were wondering how the new Kala Journeyman uBass sounds, wonder no more.

Here’s a video of our friend Magnus Sjöquist giving the new uBass a workout.

Enjoy.

The Journeyman in the Hands of a Master

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Magnus Sjöquist demoing the new Kala Journeyman uBass at the Winter NAMM show.          Photo: Kala Brand Music Co.

 

Kala posted on its Facebook page a photo (above) of our friend and uBass player extraordinaire Magnus Sjöquist demoing their new Journeyman uBass at the Winter NAMM 2018 pre-show.

I’m sure Magnus will have a full review for us to read on his Play UBass! blog once he returns from the show.

Kala also says a video is coming soon. So stay tuned.

 

Shop the PlayUBass Store

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Now you can buy official PlayUBass merchandise.

 

As you probably know, we are big fans of Magnus Sjöquist and his PlayUBass web site.

If you are too (and even if you aren’t) now you can show your loyalty by shopping at the PlayUBass store.

Magnus just opened his shop and now you can buy such merchandise as T-Shirts, mugs, hoodies and more. And for a limited time you will get a link to a free mp3 and video of Magnus’s not yet released song from his “Speaking Ubass Vol. 1 Jazz and Brazil” with your purchase!

So head on over and pick up a few items for the Holiday Season.

Magnus Needs Suggestions

 

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Magnus Sjöquist is looking for suggestions for cover songs to play. Photo: Facebook screen capture

 

Our friend Magnus Sjöquist at PlayUbass is planning on recording a new cover song and he wants your suggestions.

What do you think he should play?

Head on over to his Facebook page and leave your suggestions of songs you think would sound good on his uBass.