When people hear the word "bass", big instruments tend to be the picture in order, a thing usually unexpected from a ukulele player but the Kala U-Bass Mahogany Ukulele - Fretted changes all that. At a scale length of just 20", it still shorter than a standard-sized guitar yet its depth is like that of a double bass. The warmth of mahogany enhances the tone of this deep-sounding instrument. The tuning (EADG) allows bass players to translate their techniques well into smaller dimensions. The Kala U-Bass Mahogany Ukulele - Fretted fits well under many musical situations.
The Kala U-BASS Fretted 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 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.