The Little Thumper Guy Pal

U-bass 001

Iroku top, Babinga back and sides, Purple Heart neck and headstock veneer.  Headstock veneer has been electrocuted with the step-up transformer.  22″ scale length, hipshot machine heads, and now a passive shadow pickup saddle element installed.

These instruments are fascinating.  The giant Pahoehoe strings feel like worms when pressed and they wiggle the whole instrument like a bed with a quarter machine.  The sound is far closer to that of an upright bass, though, with it’s plucky attack and short sustaining thud sounds.