Bass Ukuleles

Some very cool bass ukuleles from a few of the builders listed on the site.

Kala Acoustic UBass Models

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Kala Acoustic UBass Models

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Four sizes of ukuleles are common: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. There's also the less common sopranino and the bass ukulele at the extreme ends of the size spectrum.

The soprano, often called "standard" in Hawaii, is the smallest, and the original size ukulele. The concert size was developed in the 1920s as an enhanced soprano, slightly larger and louder with a deeper tone. Shortly thereafter, the tenor was created, having more volume and deeper bass tone. The largest size is the baritone, created in the 1940s.

The Kala uBass was designed by Owen Holt of Road Toad Music. That are not acoustic as well as solidbody bass ukuleles available.

uBass Appreciation Society

Here is a link to a page dedicated to the uBass: uBass Appreciation Society.

The uBass Appreciation Society is a blog for those who play, or are interested in, the Kala brand uBass, a combination baritone ukulele and bass guitar. This ground-breaking 20″ short scale bass guitar produces the same pitches as a standard bass and is the closest you can come to the sound of an upright acoustic bass without an actual upright. This blog is for all those interested in playing tips, news and information relating to the Kala brand uBass.

BeaverCreek Guitars

BeaverCreek Guitars

Canada

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from the BeaverCreek Guitars web site

The manufacturer of BeaverCreek guitars has over 30 years of experience in designing, building, and distributing instruments worldwide. They continue to manufacture for several well known and respected brand names in the music industry.

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De Armond

De Armond

FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
USA Phone: 480.596.9690
Fax: 480.596.1384

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from the De Armond web site

DeArmond instruments are no longer available for purchase, but they have made their support materials available. On their site you’ll find product information, technical specifications, and troubleshooting information. DeArmond is part of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

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Earnest Musical Instruments

Earnest Musical Instruments

Joel Eckhaus, Luthier
12 Fairlawn Ave.
S. Portland, ME 04106
USA
207 799-9788

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from the Earnest Musical Instruments web site

EARNEST INSTRUMENTS are created for musicians who require functional, distinctive, high quality tools for making music. These are not your garden variety music store axes, but uncommon musical instruments designed to meet the needs of innovative players looking for something a little different. Rather than build reproductions of standard manufactured items, EARNEST combines time-tested styles and designs to create unique, original instruments with a classic appearance. Every effort is made to build the finest sounding and playing instruments. Their expense results from the quality of the materials and workmanship rather than unnecessary detail or excessive ornamentation. Materials are chosen for utility, tone, and appearance. Domestic and lesser known exotic tonewoods are favored over rare, overpriced, and often endangered species. Natural and manufactured materials are combined with appropriate adhesives and fasteners, at optimum humidity, to insure the stability and durability of the instruments. Earnest Instruments are built for a lifetime of music making!

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Eddy Finn Ukuleles

Eddy Finn Ukuleles

SHS International
1922 W. Banta Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46217
USA
Phone: 1-800-475-7686

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Funky Frets, Boyertown PA USA

Our family store, Funky Frets is an authorized dealer and carries the Eddy Finn Ukuleles brand.

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from the Eddy Finn Ukuleles web site

From the distinctive soundhole resonance to the exotic woods used to hand craft each one to tonal perfection, every one has a song waiting to be played. Pick up an Eddy Finn and it’s like a blast of warm sea air hitting your senses. Hand set ocean abalone, fishbone, herringbone…it’s all here. But the truth? It has to sound great first or it’s just a decoration hanging on a wall. Nobody wants that. At the core it has to be musical. It has to breathe.

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Kala Brand Music Company

Kala Brand Music Company

pronounced Kah’ la

P.O. Box 751149
Petaluma, California 94975-1149
USA

tel:1 877 Uke Duke

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Funky Frets, Boyertown PA USA

Our family store, Funky Frets is an authorized dealer and carries the Kala Brand Music Company brand.

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from the Kala Brand Music Company web site

Mike Upton is the founder of Kala Brand Music Company in northern California. Established in 2005, Kala builds 120-plus models of ukulele, including travel and bass variations. Kala amd Makala brand of ukuleles.

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Kamoa Ukulele

Kamoa Ukulele

4-1310 Kuhio Hwy
Kapa’a, Hawaii 96746
USA
Phone: (808) 652 9999

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from the Kamoa Ukulele web site

Kamoa™ Ukulele Company is dedicated to building high quality bell tone instruments. Our “One player at a time” philosophy is the basis for the countless experiences that will resonate with you for years to come through the lifelong enjoyment of music on your Kamoa™ ukulele. From Exceptional student models priced around $100 up to divine custom masterpieces, we have a tailored Kamoa™ experience ready for you whether you are a true beginner or ukulele master.

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Mele Ukulele

Mele Ukulele

1750 Kaahumanu Avenue
Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii 96793
USA
Tel. 808.244.3938
Fax. 808.242.6566

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from the Mele Ukulele web site

Mele Ukulele builds and sells fine ENTIRELY HAND MADE ukuleles and guitars at incredibly low prices. Our ukuleles feature great tone and playability, top quality Hawaiian koa and other fine SOLID tonewoods, and detailed inlay work. For nearly 20 years, Mele Ukulele continues to offer what can be considered among the best value in instruments today

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Ohana Ukuleles

Ohana Ukuleles

3350 E. 7th Street, #105
Long Beach, CA 90804
USA
Phone: 1-626-922-2848

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from the Ohana Ukuleles web site

Welcome to Ohana, where you will find the many hand-crafted ukulele models we offer - from soprano to baritone, mahogany to selected koa from the islands of Hawaii, conventional to vintage models, plus unique ones for those who are looking for something different.

At Ohana, our goal is to provide the highest quality product at a reasonable price. Every ukulele that leaves our warehouse is carefully inspected and set up for maximum playability. Yes that’s right — EVERY UKULELE, regardless of model and price. Should you compromise on quality just because you need an entry-level ukulele? We don’t think you should.

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Road Toad Music

Road Toad Music

Owen Holt
Road Toad Music
P.O. Box 51817
San Jose, CA 95151
USA
ph: (408)223-8006

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from the Road Toad Music web site

Road Toad Music produces quality handcrafted ukulele and bass instruments. Among the ukulele that Owen makes are a line of bass ukes. I played a few at the 2006 New York Ukulele Festival and they are amazing. You can believe the sound that comes from these. Owen also designed the Kala UBass.

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Aquila Strings

Aquila Strings

Aquila Corde Armoniche Srl
Via Aviano 16
Caldogno
Vicenza
36030
Italy

P. IVA 02295710244 Phone: +39 0444 986972 Fax: +39 0444 989399

Aquila USA
P.O. Box 82761
Portland, OR 97282-0761
USA

Ph/Fax (503) 788-5029

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Funky Frets, Boyertown PA USA

Our family store, Funky Frets is an authorized dealer and carries the Aquila Strings brand.

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from the Aquila Strings web site

Gut strings were already produced in Padoa, Verona, Venice, Treviso and Vicenza since the beginning of the 17th century. Documents of the time show that such production lasted uninterruptedly well into the 20th century. Locally produced strings, thanks to their superior quality, were exported abroad in big quantity, as proven by numerous recently discovered archival sources. Our products are wholly produced in house in Vicenza (60 Km far from Venice), to individual requirements, beginning from fresh gut, respecting and reviving the old tradition. With this catalogue we would like to introduce our complete range of strings and propose some favorable sales conditions; we would also like to offer you any advice and technical assistance you may require.

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Kala Brand Music Company

Kala Brand Music Company

pronounced Kah’ la

P.O. Box 751149
Petaluma, California 94975-1149
USA

tel:1 877 Uke Duke

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Funky Frets, Boyertown PA USA

Our family store, Funky Frets is an authorized dealer and carries the Kala Brand Music Company brand.

Listing Info click here to show or hide more info

from the Kala Brand Music Company web site

Mike Upton is the founder of Kala Brand Music Company in northern California. Established in 2005, Kala builds 120-plus models of ukulele, including travel and bass variations. Kala amd Makala brand of ukuleles.

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Worth Strings by Worth Creation

Worth Strings by Worth Creation

Worth Creation Ltd.
SK702 3-6-4 Kitanagasado-ri.
Chuo-ku 650-0012.
Kobe Japan
Business Hour 9:00am-5:00pm on Monday-Friday( except holiday ).
Telephone +81-78-322-4166.
Fax +81-78-322-4177

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from the Worth Strings by Worth Creation web site

100% Fluoro-carbon Ukulele Strings “Worth Strings” is made of an special material called Fuluoro carbon. The features are a clear sound and a good balance, so it can be adaptive not only for solo play but also for stroke(strumming) play. Therefore, despite “Worth Strings” is higher price many people choose them, because the length is longer than other company’s string, and you can get two from one of our strings sets as long as normal size ukulele.

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Ashbury Bass

The revolutionary Ashbory Bass is completely unique. It utilises short scale silicone rubber strings in conjunction with piezo-electric transducer technology. The signal is enhanced by on-board active circuitry and fed to any bass amplifier.

The Ashbory Bass is now being manufactured and distributed by Fender/Guild as the 'DeArmond Ashbory Bass'. This is the full story of how it all happened.

Here are a list of links related to the Ashbury Bass
  • Ashbory The Official Story by Nigel Thornbory - The Story of the Ashbory Bass as told by its originators
  • WidipediA: Ashbory Bass - [ link ]

    The Ashbory bass, designed by Alun Ashworth-Jones and Nigel Thornbory, is an 18-inch scale fretless (but marked) electric bass developed in 1985. This scale is just over half of the 34-inch scale of an ordinary bass guitar. When amplified, the Ashbory produces a low, resonant bass tone similar to the tone of a pizzicato (plucked) double bass.

  • Ashbory Bass Resource - www.largesound.com
  • Bass Ukulele / Ashbory Bass - [ link ]
  • AshboryBass.com - www.ashborybass.com
  • Fender - Ashbory Bass - [ link ]
  • Ashbory Bass Page - [ link ]

De Armond

De Armond

FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
USA Phone: 480.596.9690
Fax: 480.596.1384

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from the De Armond web site

DeArmond instruments are no longer available for purchase, but they have made their support materials available. On their site you’ll find product information, technical specifications, and troubleshooting information. DeArmond is part of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

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Musikmesse '10 - Kala Ukulele U-Bass Demo

Kala U-Bass Demo

Flamenco with Ukulele Bass

Here is a cook demonstration of the uBass by Kala by Gigu Neutsch. That instrument is amazing. I have to get me one of those.

Thundergut, Aquila String for Kala UBass

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