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Kay Vintage Reissue Guitars Reissue Pro Bass Guitar Blonde

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Product Price $899.0
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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

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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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Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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(10 of 10 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

    (6 of 6 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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      i would recomemd to anyone

      By bassman

      from maine

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Kay Vintage Reissue Guitars Reissue Pro Bass Guitar:

        i have many basses from fender to gibson in this bass is wonderful i,ve played for 50plus years in i would tell everyone that wants a short scal bass to buy this one great bass thanks musicians friend baseman from Maine

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