Kala U-Bass (Acacia)
I play bass in a band but once in a while we get together and play ukes and mandolins. I thought it would be a blast to bring a bass uke along to one of those occasions so I picked one of these things up. I did try it at home with my small practice amp and was very impressed with the tone. It took a bit to get used to the feel of the strings because it feels a bit like playing stretched gummy worms. Once a year we get together for a 5 day jam with some other friends and I took this bad boy along. After playing one of my other basses for a bit I told the guys that I had a new toy that I wanted to show them. No one knew in advance that I had purchased this Uke bass. When I first brought it out it got a few snickers and a "Are you serious?". I then plugged it into my Ampeg 6x10 cab and proceeded to blow everyone away. I even had to turn down the volume on the head because the boom that came out was louder than the Gibson SG I had just finished playing. And they are right when they say it has a very close resemblance in tone to an upright. After that it removed all doubt from my fellow band mates and friends. A couple of guys were even talking about picking one up they were so impressed. Overall I am very happy with this instrument and for the price you can't go wrong! To date I have no complaints with this purchase.....one of my "better" investments!