Author Topic: Bass ukulele  (Read 730 times)

Jaded

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Bass ukulele
« on: January 11, 2018, 11:28:19 am »
Saw one being played last night.

Weird and well, weird!
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ElyDave

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Re: Bass ukulele
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 11:15:37 pm »
Why?

UOGB includes one. I own a concert uke, never played a soprano. No different really from violin, viola, cello, double bass
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Jaded

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Re: Bass ukulele
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 11:35:27 pm »
Why weird? Hearing bass notes and not seeing a bass!

They've only been around 7 years according to Wiki, so perhaps it isn't surprising I've not seen one before.
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road-runner

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Re: Bass ukulele
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 11:08:57 am »


Jaded, thanks for mentioning bass ukuleles but look what you made me do: yesterday I ordered the bass ukulele in the picture, a Kala U-Bass ukulele. There is a lovely video demo of it here.

T42

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Re: Bass ukulele
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 11:28:54 am »
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Re: Bass ukulele
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 11:38:14 am »
Most instruments are just cooler in bass form. :thumbsup:

PaulF

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Re: Bass ukulele
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 12:05:48 pm »


Jaded, thanks for mentioning bass ukuleles but look what you made me do: <snip> There is a lovely video demo of it here.

Wow! Great sound for such a small instrument, scale is more or less the same as my octave mandolin.

Andrij

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Re: Bass ukulele
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 12:46:05 pm »
What's with the strings?  They look like they have a rubber/plastic-y coating.
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road-runner

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Re: Bass ukulele
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 12:49:49 pm »
The strings are silicon, so have a rubbery feel about them. Silicon strings have been used as a substitute for gut strings on double-basses. I have heard of players who don't like them and use standard roundwound strings. As I have flatwound strings on my fretless bass I want to take the time to get used to the silicon strings.

Andrij

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Re: Bass ukulele
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 01:05:26 pm »
Thank you.
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Tim Hall

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Re: Bass ukulele
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 01:11:18 pm »
As pointed out by the UOGB, the bass ukulele is larger than the others, so will burn longer in an emergency.
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Re: Bass ukulele
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 02:05:08 pm »
And how does one become the bass player in the UOGB?
https://youtu.be/c2KIYjGIeUo
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Re: Bass ukulele
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2018, 02:19:48 pm »
Practice

(Can't remember if there was a bass in there anywhere)

Jaded

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Re: Bass ukulele
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2018, 02:36:04 pm »


Jaded, thanks for mentioning bass ukuleles but look what you made me do: yesterday I ordered the bass ukulele in the picture, a Kala U-Bass ukulele. There is a lovely video demo of it here.

 :thumbsup:
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