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Kay Vintage Reissue Guitars Reissue Pro Bass Guitar  Blonde

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The Kay Pro Bass, a reissue of the classic K162, has the volume and bite of an electric bass guitar, but when plucked softly, sounds like an upright ...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 07-07-2017

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A broad range of vintage tones.

The Kay Pro Bass, a reissue of the classic K162, has the volume and bite of an electric bass guitar, but when plucked softly, sounds like an upright bass. Solo and rhythm effects are unlimited. Get that unique Chicago-style jazzy blues sound from the semi-hollowbody chamber design and single-coil blade pickup. A special dual-capacitor switch kicks the Pro Bass into overdrive. It cuts the high range and adds punch and the deep tone of a standup bass. Includes hardshell case.

FEATURES
  • Body: Single-cutaway, tone-chambered, hollow-body acoustic with unique Kay feedback-resistant bracing.
  • Back: Parabolic arched maple
  • Sides: Maple
  • Top: 3-ply flamed maple
  • Purfling: Multi-ply black-and-white celluloid binding
  • Neck: Set one-piece Canadian maple straight-grained
  • Frets: 30 jumbo nickel-silver
  • Inlays: Small abalone dots
  • Fingerboard: 31" scale rosewood with 12" radius
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-style medium cloverleaf buttons, 2 per side
  • Bridge and Tailpiece: Stud-mounted rosewood bridge with adjustment thumbwheels, chrome trapeze tailpiece
  • Top Nut: Bone
  • Headstock: Original gold chevron displaying 3-D raised "Kel-von-a-tor" style emblem
  • Finish Coat: High-gloss polyester protective polymer
  • Case: Includes Kay hardshell custom-fit case
  • Electronics:
  • Pickup: 1 chrome single-coil Blade
  • Controls: 1 volume, 1 tone, 1 tandem capacitor switch for cutting high-frequency response
  • Output jack: 1 side-mounted
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Kay Vintage Reissue GuitarsReissue Pro Bass Guitar
 
5.0

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Replacement Strings for K162V Pro Bass

By Roger

from UK-United Kingdom

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Pros

  • Authentic Vintage 5060's
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    Comments about Kay Vintage Reissue Guitars Reissue Pro Bass Guitar:

    I recently purchased a K162VB Pro Bass in the UK which I must say I'm delighted with the Kay Pro Bass, even though I was doubtful of buying a guitar made in China at first. I really love this bass and everything about it especially the authentic vintage 50/60's tone it reproduces. However to cut to the chase I'm having difficulty in finding replacement strings for this instrument,
    Please could you advise where I can purchase the factory gauge set as I do not wish to change a thing in the feel or playability or advise if you can supply.

    Hope you can help and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kindest regards,

    Roger
    UK

    Bass Strings Size and Gauges:
    The K162V bass would be considered short scale by most.
    Generally 31' or less is short scale.
    G-String 0.040" flat wound.
    D-String 0.055" flat wound.
    A-String 0.070" flat wound.
    E-String 0.095 flat wound.

    These strings are not commercially available for direct sale, however;

    The Labella LB-760FX-S extra light is closest commercially available set. The LaBella string quality is very good just make sure the package says for SHORT SCALE

    Hope this helps

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    No disappointments with this one!

    By Delta Blues

    from VA

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Kay Vintage Reissue Guitars Reissue Pro Bass Guitar:

      I really like this bass. I have owned it for a few years now, and can't think of a single negative. Finish is flawless, tone is great, and playability is super as well. If you like the vintage look and tone, you will love this Kay.

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