Kala KA-UBASS-SMHG-FL Solid Mahogany Fretless U-Bass. Electro-Acoustic Ukulele Bass in all solid mahogany. Includes a deluxe, custom U-Bass hard foam case. The U-Bass range by Kala is the original ukulele bass.
The Kala KA-UBASS-SMHG-FL U-Bass, with solid mahogany top, back and sides, produces a warm, round bass tone that works well acoustically, a fitting addition to any ukulele ensemble. The solid mahogany top, back and sides lends additional warmth and complexity to the acoustic sound of the instrument.
The Kala U-Bass is truly a ground-breaking, 20" short scale, ukulele styled bass. The U-Bass produces the same pitches as a standard bass instrument and is tuned in traditional bass tuning; E-A-D-G. Available in fretted and fretless, 4 and 5 strings, acoustic-electric, left-handed and solid body models.
An increasingly popular alternative to bass guitar, and now available in a left-handed version, the U-Bass is the perfect solution for the acoustic or electric bass guitarist on the move. Not only is the U-Bass airline carry-on and travel friendly it is also becoming celebrated as a diverse and unique instrument in it's own right.
The sound of the U-Bass owes much to the inventive use string materials and design. Kala have combined forces with custom instrument maker Road Toad, to develop thick Polyurethane strings that deliver convincing bass tones in a compact short scale instrument.
Plugged in, the Kala U-Bass really comes into it's own, being a perfect compliment for other stringed instruments and drums in a live band situation. The U-Bass includes Kala electronics with active EQ and built in tuner for amplified playing.
Kala have produced a unique and deservedly praised alternative to the full sized bass guitar. The U-Bass fails to disappoint in this regard and is an absolutely essential travel bass fit for home, studio, stage and on the road.