IntroductionI started playing Kala UBasses back in 2010.The first two years I only used the original Road Toad Music Pahoehoe strings, there wasn’t really any other option. In 2012 the Italian string company Aquila released a string made for super short scale ukulele basses called Thundergut.This string was “white” and had a different “rubber” blend.Fortsätt läsa ”String Review: Aquila Thunderbrown”
Håvard Mathisen and me jammin’ at Paddington Station, London back in September Hi, It’s time for a new interview in my Ubassists of the world – series! I started doing these back in 2014 (!) and did a few of them for a couple of years. Now I have a new one for youFortsätt läsa ”NEW Video Interview: Ubassists of the world – Håvard Mathisen Tanner”
In January I was fortunate to once again work with Kala at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. This time I managed to get a nice video from my little jam with Bakithi Kumalo on the classic Wayne Shorter tune ”Footprints”! In 2017 I had my first NAMM experience and met a lot ofFortsätt läsa ”Jammin’ with Bass Legend Bakithi Kumalo”
Review of the Aquila Thunderblack string!
Hi, One day in July I got the news that one of my bass heroes would come to Sweden for one gig. We are both Kala Ubass Endorsees (which is pretty amazing to start with) so I managed to hook up with him through the company. The meeting/concert was in the southern parts of SwedenFortsätt läsa ”Ubassists of the World – Abraham Laboriel”
Hi, The newly re-designed solid body ubasses in the Kala California series are here! Can’t wait until I get to try these ones out that among a lot of new things features a longer scale length. Get all the details HERE and pre-order your Ubass now!
Hi, It’s time for Phase 2! It will focus on the setup of the body and first up is strap buttons and thumb wheels for the bridge. The PDF instructions I compiled from info at kalabrand.com (no longer available) can be downloaded on this link: U-Bass Kit Assembly Instructions compiled by playubass-SMALL Next up: EQ/Pre-amp,Fortsätt läsa ”Build your own solid body Ubass – all you need to know | Phase 2 – Body Setup 1”
Hi, New year, new project, new Instagram…lets go! I have wanted to write about this for quite some time now. I got this kit last year and my plan was to start the project early August…this wasn’t possible because of my hand injury… But now I’m back on track and will get started with theFortsätt läsa ”Kala Solid Body Ubass Kit | New DIY series at playubass.com”
Hi everyone! I get a lot of question about different Kala Ubass models so I decided to make a little chart. In this first chart the focus is the acoustic/electric models. If you download this pdf The-Kala-Ubass-acoustic-electric-models-2015 you can also click on different model names to get to the corresponding details page of that model atFortsätt läsa ”Model comparison chart – Kala Ubass acoustic/electric models 2015”
The second video in my DIY series is finally done!!! It sure took a while to get it done. Mainly because the lack of time. This spring have been extremely busy. Besides my work as a music teacher and IT-pedagogy I have toured Sweden and just got back from a trip to Brazil… Anyway, nowFortsätt läsa ”NEW DIY Video! How to change the preamp in a solid body UBass”