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 P is the Key. 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 Pooped 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 Pooped Supporting Member

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

    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

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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 Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold 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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