Instrumentalists who want the upright sound in a smaller package will be in for a delightful surprise with the Kala U-Bass Mahogany Ukulele - Fretless. Set in traditional bass tuning (EADG), bass players won't have a hard time playing it. For ukulele enthusiasts, it offers a way of playing bass in proportions that ukulele players are a lot more used to. Coupled with the warmth of mahogany and the "growl" expected from a fretless bass, the Kala U-Bass Mahogany Ukulele - Fretless opens up another tone color to a ukulele player's expanding world of sound.
The Kala U-BASS KA-UBASS-FL is truly a ground breaking short scale (20") bass that produces the same pitches as a standard bass instrument and is tuned in traditional bass tuning, EADG.
The U-BASS Fretless is strung with proprietary polyurethane strings that incorporate a great bass feel, with balanced tension; they are a true pleasure to play.
We have been told that the U-BASS can produce tones closer to the sound of an upright bass than any other instrument. Extremely portable (meets carry-on standards), the U-BASS can go anywhere!
It has custom Hipshot tuners and a passive Shadow pickup system that features 4 individual piezo elements and compensated saddles. It has a solid Mahogany body and neck, Rosewood finger-board and bridge.
This unique product is the result of a collaborative effort between Kala Brand Music and Owen Holt of Road Toad Music.
All U-BASS come with a custom hard-foam case.