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making ubass with standard ukulele?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by cliff em all, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. cliff em all

    cliff em all

    Jul 6, 2012
    i have a normal ukulele but heard of the new kala basses and wanted one but i saw the price tag and my hope inspontaneously died but i was wondering if i restrung my ukulele with kala bass strings would that work?
  2. The U-Bass doesn't do any good unless it's plugged in. Apart from fitting the strings (that would involve changing the saddle, nut and tuners), you would have to fit in a pickup to be able to use it.


    Aug 1, 2010
    In a word: No.
  4. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    New tuners aside, your uke's scale is much smaller than the Kala's, and I even found the larger U-bass scale hard to play accurately and with such floppy strings. I can only imagine how difficult it would be on a little concert uke.

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