Whether you’re looking for musicians or you’re a musician looking for gigs, it’s easy to look to CraigsList or Facebook or something like that. I love CraigsList. I’ve been able to furnish most of my house through CraigsList. However, I can’t say I’ve gotten any really GOOD gigs from them. So, I did my research and I found some other websites that offer musicians or gigs. Check ‘em out!
I’ve made an amazing and a somewhat frustrating discovery! That discovery is a Kala U-Bass. This instrument is slightly larger than a traditional ukulele and uses polyurethane strings. When I first saw this instrument I thought it looked very strange and felt very strange. The strings feel kind of plastic-y and rubber-y and without plugging the instrument in, it sounds a little strange. (I play ukulele so that’s probably why I find it weird.)
Anyway, when you plug this instrument in, the sound you get sounds almost identical to an upright bass. However, while an upright bass could cost more than $1,300, a U-Bass runs at about $550. Also, it’s small, portable, safe to take on flights, and it sounds amazing. The tone is warm, smooth, and it definitely stands out. I wish I found this earlier!
If you don’t believe when I say how cool this instrument is, you can check it out in this video.