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 Post subject: KLOS Bass
PostPosted: July 7th, 2020, 12:32 pm 
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KLOS makes affordable carbon fiber instruments. Their acoustic guitars and ukes are already on the market. While their electric bass (and electric guitar) is currently in development and due out later this year, they offer lefties of all of their instruments for no uncharge.

https://klosguitars.com/pages/electric-bass

I signed up for future updates.


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 Post subject: Re: KLOS Bass
PostPosted: July 8th, 2020, 12:47 am 
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Looks promising! Their acoustics look cool and reasonably priced, especially the full-carbon models but I like the hybrids with graphite-reinforced wooden necks too.
I signed up too, looking forward to updates.

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 Post subject: Re: KLOS Bass
PostPosted: July 8th, 2020, 3:45 pm 
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I might be interested in one with jazz pickups. Maybe even coil-split humbuckers.

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PostPosted: February 19th, 2021, 1:00 am 
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I found a newsletter in my mailbox today with updates on the introduction of the KLOS solidbody guitars and basses. They look really interesting! The newsletter says they'll be released within the next two weeks, and will be on Kickstarter first. No word on lefties yet. Looks like they're using Fishman Fluence pickups!

I'm not a fan of the tiny headstock, it looks weird on such a tall and long instrument (especially with the long body horns). Very practical though.

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PostPosted: February 19th, 2021, 5:26 am 
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Jeroen wrote:
I found a newsletter in my mailbox today with updates on the introduction of the KLOS solidbody guitars and basses. They look really interesting! The newsletter says they'll be released within the next two weeks, and will be on Kickstarter first. No word on lefties yet. Looks like they're using Fishman Fluence pickups!

I'm not a fan of the tiny headstock, it looks weird on such a tall and long instrument (especially with the long body horns). Very practical though.

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Cool! Any indication what they will be charging for these?


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PostPosted: February 19th, 2021, 6:52 am 
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Not really, the newsletter stated something like "between $699 and $1699 depending on the upgrades you choose" but didn't differentiate between the guitars and the basses. Not bad for an American-made instrument with a graphite neck either way though!

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 Post subject: Re: KLOS Bass
PostPosted: February 19th, 2021, 8:30 am 
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If they were to offer a bass with jazz pickups, I would be VERY interested. I would almost be willing to put a deposit down right now.

My guess is they are just going to do an active dual-humbucker.

What would be really awesome is if they were to sell the necks separately with a Fender bolt pattern now that Moses is out of the game. I would love to throw a graphite neck on a CV Jazz body.

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 Post subject: Re: KLOS Bass
PostPosted: February 22nd, 2021, 4:24 pm 
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I have a friend who is a Klos freak. He bought their travel guitar, and while he owns some incredible guitars, he's nuts about his Klos. They've made him an "ambassador". He's in his mid 70s, still physically active, and is excited like a teenager about guitars. Today, he sent me a message about the Klos electrics coming out. Awful headstock or not, I almost wish I could buy one just to help make him a Super Ambassador or whatever companies do these days. So guys, let me know if you buy a Klo--this guy would be tickled to death to hear that one of you bought one.


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PostPosted: February 22nd, 2021, 5:58 pm 
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Saw this thread the other day, checked the link. That night I checked facebook, and of course there was an ad for KLOS. :)


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PostPosted: March 9th, 2021, 9:07 am 
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The kickstarter is live! And it has already met its goal! I just got the e-mail a few minutes ago and they have more than doubled their goal.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/klos/carbon-fiber-electric-guitar-and-bass?ref=86gxa0

The Apollo bass starts at $800 and the Apollo Pro is $1700. I don't see anything about lefties.

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I never really "got" what a Rick is capable of until I ran it stereo a few times in my college band. We used to call it the "Piano of Doom". You get all the bottom and all the top in total a**kicking mode.


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 Post subject: Re: KLOS Bass
PostPosted: March 9th, 2021, 9:08 am 
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They're on Kickstarter now, as of today: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kl ... ref=86gxa0
No mention of lefties.

I'm not a fan of the limited room between the neck pickup and the end of the fingerboard, there's little room for popping. Overall it does look nice.

Edit: late to the party :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: KLOS Bass
PostPosted: March 9th, 2021, 9:11 am 
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Yup, I got the email as well. I think it looks great and the price seems reasonable. Having bought three basses during the pandemic (and a new computer last week), I'm a little purchased out. But I will follow with interest...


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PostPosted: March 9th, 2021, 9:15 am 
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I got the e-mail too. Sounds pretty much as I would expect: a bit sterile/clean. Have they mentioned if and when they'll be offering lefties?


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 Post subject: Re: KLOS Bass
PostPosted: March 9th, 2021, 10:28 am 
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pjmuck wrote:
I got the e-mail too. Sounds pretty much as I would expect: a bit sterile/clean. Have they mentioned if and when they'll be offering lefties?



I asked if lefty basses would be available. Kyle replied "We will be offering lefty options. The lefty option will be available to choose once
we send out the backer surveys for Kickstarter"
No mention of any lefty upcharge.

I'm definitely interested in the Apollo Pro version.


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PostPosted: March 9th, 2021, 10:19 pm 
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Watched the video on the Bass demo... maybe it's the small Ibanez amp, but early on the video, there's a weird mid-range(?) "whoomp", that is not as balanced, nor as focused, as the other strings, as he plays down to the E-string... as a Blues/Classic Rock player, I want to hear something that approaches the classic P-or-J sound... and, I"m more of a 5-string player these days, so I'd want to see what that would cost, and how their low B-string would sound... and played through something approaching a gig-rig, as that small Ibanez combo isn't, in my opinion, doing the bass justice....

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