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NBD/no self control

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PlanetariumERB, Dec 6, 2012.


  1. PlanetariumERB

    PlanetariumERB

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    So I have been wanting one of these for a while now. But I could never find one in store to try out. However I finally found one in store and man is it fun to play! Such a unique sound and feel. I love how it almost sounds like an upright yet its so small. Then due to the fact that I seem to have very little self control when it comes to instruments I had to buy it. I figured it would be an early christmaspresent to myself haha :smug:
     

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  2. Diesel Kilgore

    Diesel Kilgore

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    Awesome! What brand is it?
     
  3. PlanetariumERB

    PlanetariumERB

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    Diesel Kilgore-Its a Kala Ubass. Its their base model with a spruce top. Its a cool 21" short scale bass with polyurethane strings.

    PWRL-I dont think any of the models come with pick guards. Although I think a tort guard would look kinda cool.
     
  4. klejst

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    So is it a good bass for metal? :bag:

    (sorry I just had to)
     
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  6. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    Not really metal, but I played my Kala at a big outdoor gig during Black by Pearl Jam and Plush by Stone Temple Pilots. Sounded killer!:bassist:
     
  7. Diesel Kilgore

    Diesel Kilgore

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    Ahhh. The famed Kala Ubass. Never saw one before. But I have GAS now. Must try one myself. :D
     
  8. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    Do it. Everyone should have one. The only major retailer I've seen that has them sometimes is Sam ash.
     
  9. phillybass101

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    Do they really sound good?
     
  10. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    They sound awesome. I don't know if it necessarily sounds like an upright. It has it's own unique, deep, deep tone.
    This video is a great example (listen with headphones or great speakers)
     
  11. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    That's usually the Manhattan store, too.

    I tried the solidbody 5-string one. Big sound, but it decays too fast. Not really my thing.

    Congrats on the new bass, by the way.
     
  12. Marial

    Marial They make pills for that, right? Gold Supporting Member

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    They sound fantastic. Played with a pick it sounds like recordings from the sixties and seventies. It's the most old-school tone I've ever managed to create. I don't have one yet, but I will.
     
  13. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    Yeah, definately not the best for sustain.
     
  14. Marial

    Marial They make pills for that, right? Gold Supporting Member

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    Hah! No, not really. ;)
     
  15. Diesel Kilgore

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    I wish they werent so expensive. But upright tone in that package with the electric option is really awesome. Id love to play in a jazz ensemble with one!
     
  16. xUptheIronsx

    xUptheIronsx Conform or Be Cast Out.... Gold Supporting Member

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    do those have an internal pick up, like an acoustic guitar sometimes does?
     
  17. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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  18. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Dingwall ABZ Player Supporting Member

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    Everyone should seriously have a Ubass. Extremely handy, ultra portable, and toneful.
     
  19. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    and adorable!
     
  20. two fingers

    two fingers You tahkin 'uh me? Yeah, you. You tahkin 'uh me? Supporting Member

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    That is NUTS! They sound great! It's now next on my list, period.
     
  21. miiitch

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    oh you can play metal very well. i like to play stuff like this with it :)
     

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