We’re just about ready for Reno

We’re just about ready for Reno

Our favorite show of the year, the Reno Ukulele Festival, is right around the corner. After a very successful show in Palm Springs in February, we hit the ground running and went right back to the shop. And now, after a lot of steady work, we’re ready for Reno...
Our Short Scale Concept Bass is done!

Our Short Scale Concept Bass is done!

The “SSC” or Short-Scale Concept bass is too much fun! She’s a 30-inch scale, solid-body, electric bass and the compact size is outstanding for smaller hands. Her body is simple plywood and and she has a fast, shallow-profile neck in quarter-sawn,...
iUbass prototype is in testing

iUbass prototype is in testing

The short-scale bass concept is complete and we’ve started testing her. First Impressions Love the EMG passive “Geezer” pickup. Simplicity at it’s best. No battery, just volume and a single tone control. Works well with the short scale, which...
Finished up the bass body

Finished up the bass body

Base Layer The finish started out with a layer of deep red. This is Milk Paint and it has a very, very flat finish. This is the base layer.   Top Layer The next layer is Oyster White This will be the final surface. Milk paint starts out very flat but with a...
Routing the iUbass body

Routing the iUbass body

Constructing the iBass body out of two pieces of plywood makes routing out the body cavities much easier. It gives you complete access to the interior of the body for cutting cavities and then the two pieces can be glued together. It’s not only convenient but...
A nice shipment of K&K Aloha Twin pickups just arrived

A nice shipment of K&K Aloha Twin pickups just arrived

The Aloha Twin pickup from K&K Sound is our go to pickup for our ukuleles. This pickup has been optimized for acoustic ukuleles and we are very happy with them. They require no battery, are very lightweight and we think they sound just grand. These are for the...