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posted 20 Jul 2018, 16:25 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 21 Aug 2018, 14:44 ]
ShortBass One
for a Uke Bass even though it is called a ShortBass One! 
Marketed by Aquila, though I believe actually made in China this has a scale length of 23 inches. longer than the Kala UBass, (20½ inches) but still in the Baritone Ukulele type of range and much shorter than even a short scale Bass (32 inches). The purpose for Aquila commissioning this was for putting on some new, (at the time) "red" series strings, and the extra length is suppose to make it's acoustic performance better, (I shall see when it gets here). 

The reason I invited it was because it was on eBay at a very bargain price because it is a factory second, (there is a repaired crack above the soundhole), and because I wanted one!

It's Here!!

and it really does deliver!
It is much louder acoustically; and much more defined. the Aquila Reds are very nice too. Much as I luuve the soft fat rubberiness of the normal E string, it is a bit of a bugger to put on. It also doesn't have the greatest intonation, largely due to the fatness. The reds trick of changing density rather than thickness, halves the string thickness and improves the intonation (it's not quite as kinky though) 
It does come with a very nice, (but not kinky, unless you are even weirder than me), red padded gig bag, and you need this because its too long for any ukulele cases and too small for any acoustic guitar cases
And the crack? Well its hardly noticeable unless you look really close and it has been so well sorted in the factory that you can't feel it and it isn't going to get any worse