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fred d
Akahai

USA
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Posted - 01/17/2011 :  09:52:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I been playing with a Uke group for a couple years started with baritone and switched lap steel a year and a half now I've been ask to play bass. I have a Asybury electric What do youall think?? and what tuning thanks fred

fred davis

Konabob
`Olu`olu

USA
928 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2011 :  3:49:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Konabob's Homepage  Send Konabob an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Hi Fred,
I am a lapsteel player, (I play in TaroPatch G and G6th). Since I am very familiar with the tuning, I created the Kona Walkingbass which has only 3 strings, and is also tuned to TaroPatch G.
Most of the uke groups on the Big Island now use these basses, because they are so darned easy to play, and because they have nylon strings, the sound blends nicely with the ukulele.
If you are curious, check out the videos on my web site.
Aloha,
-Konabob

Konabob's Walkingbass - http://www.konawalkingbass.com
Taropatch Steel - http://www.konaweb.com/konabob/
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=Konabob2+Walkingbass
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Mark
Ha`aha`a

USA
1628 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2011 :  12:00:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mark's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Fred -

I've had an Ashbory for many years & I love it .... The short scale takes some getting used to if, like me, you are used to a Fender bass. But it is light, sounds great, portable, and did I say it sounds great?

Tune the Ashbory just like a regular electric bass--or string bass, for that matter: E-A-D-G (lo to hi). Way down in the basement. Those floppy silicone strings can take the low pitch.

Pick up some talcum powder to dust on your fretting hand to make the slides smoother.

Lots of ukesters are now playing the various "uke-basses"-- essentially the Ashbory concept wrapped up in a ukulele body. Same deal.

Good luck!
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fred d
Akahai

USA
60 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2011 :  3:21:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Took my Asbury bass to todays jam and tuned it taro patch D,G,B,D seemed to go Ok but I think I like the steel better and Now Im taking lessons

fred davis
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Bau
Lokahi

USA
226 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2011 :  05:04:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
that is an interesting bass, Konabob, I sent your link to my bassist.
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slipry1
Ha`aha`a

USA
1466 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2011 :  05:37:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Bob! I bought one of your basses from Dr. Cookie. It was just sitting at Neej's house. Where does the bridge go? It was way up the neck. Oh - I'm sticking with your tuning.

Fred D - Who are you taking lessons from?

keaka
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Konabob
`Olu`olu

USA
928 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2011 :  06:38:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Konabob's Homepage  Send Konabob an AOL message  Reply with Quote
The saddle sits on the square pickup. Dead center!
You will love the tuning. It's a steel players dream come true!
I just sent the last one in stock off to a guy in Nashville and am working on another 16 at this point.

Aloha,
-Konabob

Konabob's Walkingbass - http://www.konawalkingbass.com
Taropatch Steel - http://www.konaweb.com/konabob/
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=Konabob2+Walkingbass
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slipry1
Ha`aha`a

USA
1466 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2011 :  08:06:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Konabob

The saddle sits on the square pickup. Dead center!
You will love the tuning. It's a steel players dream come true!
I just sent the last one in stock off to a guy in Nashville and am working on another 16 at this point.

Aloha,
-Konabob


Thanks, Bob. btw, my private e-mails to you are bouncing back again. Can you fix that?

keaka
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