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NBD/no self control

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


  1. PlanetariumERB

    PlanetariumERB

    Dec 10, 2010
    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. Awesome! What brand is it?
     
  3. PlanetariumERB

    PlanetariumERB

    Dec 10, 2010
    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. So is it a good bass for metal? :bag:

    (sorry I just had to)
     
  5. Baird6869

    Baird6869 LET'S GO BLUE JAYS...(in 2016)...LET'S GO!!

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

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Do it. Everyone should have one. The only major retailer I've seen that has them sometimes is Sam ash.
     
  8. phillybass101

    phillybass101 Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    Do they really sound good?
     
  9. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    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)
     
  10. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Fender, EBMM, Rickenbacker, BSX. I'm Marc! Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    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.
     
  11. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    Seattle
    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.
     
  12. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Yeah, definately not the best for sustain.
     
  13. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    Seattle
    Hah! No, not really. ;)
     
  14. 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!
     
  15. xUptheIronsx

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

    Feb 6, 2010
    C-ville, Col, Ohio
    do those have an internal pick up, like an acoustic guitar sometimes does?
     
  16. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
  17. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    Everyone should seriously have a Ubass. Extremely handy, ultra portable, and toneful.
     
  18. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    and adorable!
     
  19. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    That is NUTS! They sound great! It's now next on my list, period.
     
  20. miiitch

    miiitch

    Nov 27, 2011
    Germany
    oh you can play metal very well. i like to play stuff like this with it :)