Hadean 23/24 Ukulele Bass Review

9.5

The Hadean Acoustic Electric Bass Ukulele is a steal.  The price is right and the quality is great. 

$159.95
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The Hadean UKBE-23 / 24 is an impressive Electric Bass Ukulele at a surprisingly affordable price, so we’re considering it amongst best bass ukuleles.

Features:

  • High Quality Swamp Ash Body, Also available in Mahogany
  • Built in  preamp for use with amplifiers
  • Knobs for volume, bass, mid, and treble control
  • Aquila Nylgut strings for tuning stability and better quality accuracy in fret-intonation
  • Truss-Rod Adjustable neck and 
  • Built-in chromatic tuner 
  • LCD display
  • Same notes as a full size bass guitar (E, A, D, G)

The swamp ash body is well designed and the preamp design is solid and helps to project the deeper tones.  A feature with the preamp that not all bass ukuleles have is the Hadean UKBE-23 / 24 has knobs for volume, bass, mid and treble controls.

The portability of these Bass Ukulele is a very convenient feature.  The light wood design varies depending on if you go with the UKBE-23 which is made with a mahogany body or the UKBE-24 which is made with a swamp ash body.  

For improved tuning control, Hadean went with Aquila Nylgut strings as they absorb less moisture than the traditional polyurethane strings.  A slight bonus, however many of the polyurethane strings are solid as well and do a good job staying in tune.

The Hadean Acoustic Electric U-Bass is a quality instrument.  This particular Ukulele Bass is one of the more affordable Ukulele bass guitars that are of a decent quality.

 

AS AN ACOUSTIC U-BASS, both the swamp ash wood and the mahogany wood have nice natural resonance and reverb.  

AS AN ELECTRIC U-BASS, the addition of controls for volume and eq of the bass, mid and treble makes this bass uke a joy to play.  

THE AQUILA NYLGUT STRINGS are both easy to play and do a good job of keeping a solid fret intonation.  The tuning stability is especially accurate from the 1st to the 12th fret.  

THE BUILT-IN TUNER has an LCD display and makes it easy to keep the bass ukulele in tune.  It is a chromatic tuner and allows you to tune the bass ukulele the same as a full size bass guitar.

The strings are tuned to E-A-D-G which is standard for bass guitar.

 

FAQ:

How does it compare to the Kala U-Bass?

The Kala U-Bass has a slightly more refined sound and is probably why it costs more.  

Is there a big difference in tone between the Swamp Ash and the Mahogany wood?

If you have a backpack that can fit it.  lol.  It can fit into a large backpack or you can get a small case for it.  For most backpacks it would be big as it is a contrabass ukulele.  If you need something smaller, there are smaller options for U-Bass.

Does it stay in tune?

Yes!  This is a well built bass ukulele.  It does a great job of staying in tune and I haven’t heard many issues about string buzz.  I mean, any guitar can come out of tune, so it’s not permanently tuned, but it’s solid.


 

9.5 Expert Score

Hadean UBass 23/24

The Hadean UKBE-24 is an impressive Electric Bass Ukulele at a surprisingly affordable price.

The swamp ash body is well designed and the preamp design is solid and helps to project the deeper tones.  A feature with the preamp that not all bass ukuleles have is the Hadean UKBE-24 has knobs for volume, bass, mid and treble controls.

The portability of these Bass Ukulele is a very convenient feature.  The light wood design varies depending on if you go with the UKBE-23 which is made with a mahogany body or the UKBE-24 which is made with a swamp ash body.  

For improved tuning control, Hadean went with Aquila Nylgut strings as they absorb less moisture than the traditional polyurethane strings.  A slight bonus, however many of the polyurethane strings are solid as well and do a good job staying in tune.

Sound
9.3
Build
9.5
Look
9.6
PROS
  • The Hadean Acoustic Electric U-Bass is well built and even has some weight which gives it sturdiness.
  • It is very resonant and sounds good as an acoustic ukulele bass or plugged in as an electric ukulele bass.
CONS
  • Some fret noise or buzz can happen on some of the products coming out of the factory. If it’s back have them send you a new one. It’s worth the trouble.