Kala U-Bass (4-String, Fretted, Spruce)
Short-scale Acoustic Bass Travel Guitar with Spruce Top, Solid Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Custom Padded Gig Bag - Natural
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From Our Research Team:
Extremely Portable Acoustic BassThe bass you can travel with! The Kala U-Bass sets a new sonic standard for "travel-sized" instruments. It's sized to fit into the overhead compartment of an airplane, yet's it's packed with thick, rich acoustic bass tone. In fact, the U-Bass's tone comes startlingly close to that of traditional double bass - something that anyone used to lugging around an upright will love. And since this little uke-style instrument uses traditional bass tuning, there's virtually no learning curve if your used to a standard bass guitar.
The secret behind the sound is almost as cool as the small format of the U-Bass itself. It comes from the combination of the right tonewoods with Kala's unique polyurethane strings, which provide plenty of low frequency resonance. A mahogany body, complemented by a mahogany neck, a rosewood fingerboard, and a rosewood bridge add to the vibrance of this U-Bass. Plus, this U-Bass features a solid spruce top, adding extra midrange definition to your tone. The onboard Shadow pickup system lets you plug into any PA or amp, and the included hard-foam case makes taking your U-Bass to the gig even more convent.
Kala Spruce Top U-Bass Acoustic-electric Bass Travel Guitar Features at a Glance:
Here's a great-sounding acoustic bass you can take anywhere, the Kala Spruce Top U-Bass!
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Love the U-Bass!
by from NYI'm a bass player who doubles on electric and upright. The U-bass is a great alternative to bringing out the upright when space is at a premium. It does have a upright-ish sound, but it does have it's... read more [+] own thing going on too. It's also a great for travel or just sitting on the couch. I have a friend who's a Nashville cat that uses his on pro level gigs. I fell in love with his and mine is just as awesome. The strings require a little getting used to ( a light touch goes a long way) and do stretch a bit when new and may require rewinding. Very pleased with my purchase and Sweetwater customer service is top notch. close [-]
January 21, 2012
Music Background: semi-pro musician /pro guitar tech
Little Big Bass
by Nicky Ravine from FloridaThe Kala U-Bass is truly a unique instrument. I play a Fender P-Bass in a Surf/Rock band. I had been looking to extend myself to Jazz with a stand up bass but was intimidated by the cost and HUGE fing... read more [+]er positions. After much research I went out on a limb and got a Kala U-Bass. I played it this weekend with a "Purist" Jazz Pianist and he could not believe the similarity in sound to a Stand up Bass. The only down side was that I had to restring the A String to avoid crowding the wraps on the peg. But it was not at all difficult. close [-]
November 28, 2011
Music Background: Cutback Surf/Rock band.
Robert, Chester, VA
Kala U-Bass (4-String, Fretted, Spruce)
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