Kala U-Bass Mahogany, Fretless - Natural

Short-scale Fretless Acoustic-electric Bass Travel Guitar with Solid Mahogany Top, Back, Sides, and Neck; Rosewood Fingerboard; Active EQ; Built-in Tuner; and Hard-foam Case - Natural
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Kala U-Bass Mahogany, Fretless - Natural
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Extremely Portable Acoustic-electric Bass!

The 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, bolstered by an all solid-mahogany body. 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.

Kala Solid-mahogany U-Bass Acoustic-electric Travel-sized Bass Guitar at a Glance:
  • Special U-Bass Strings provide deep, expressive, and rich acoustic bass tone
  • The right tonewoods bring out this U-Bass's warm and woody sound
  • Custom Kala electronics with active EQ make this U-Bass a real live performer
Special U-Bass Strings provide deep, expressive, and rich acoustic bass tone

The secret behind the big sound of the Kala U-Bass is almost as cool as its small, ultra-portable format. It comes from the combination of the right tonewoods and Kala's unique polyurethane strings. These lightweight, large-diameter string provide plenty of low frequency umph, which resonates with a deep, rich, and wooden quality that's both reminiscent of the coveted upright sound and colored with a uniquely musical U-Bass quality all of its own.

The right tonewoods bring out this U-Bass's warm and woody sound

As an acoustic instrument, another major factor in the U-Bass's tone is the selection of tonewoods Kala chose. This U-Bass gives you the characteristically full-bodied sound of an all-solid-mahogany construction. Add to that a rosewood fingerboard and a rosewood bridge, and you get a kind of dark warmth that blossoms with every note.

Custom Kala electronics with active EQ make this U-Bass a real live performer

Introduced on the 2013 edition of the U-Bass, Kala's custom electronics give this U-Bass a vibrant and realistic sound when you play plugged in. An active equalizer lets you tweak your tone, effortlessly meeting the needs of even the most demanding venues. What's more, Kala even equipped this U-Bass with an onboard tuner - an essential part of any musicians live kit.

Kala Solid-mahogany U-Bass Acoustic-electric Travel-sized Bass Guitar Features:
  • A fun and massive-sounding acoustic-electric bass guitar you can take anywhere
  • Compact 21"-scale, 16-fret fingerboard provides plenty of room to play
  • Fat, proprietary polymer strings deliver deep bass resonance
  • All-solid-mahogany construction provides full-bodied warmth with an incredibly deep fundemental
  • Separate compensated saddles for each string and die-cast tuners keep your tuning and intonation solid
  • Onboard piezo pickup with active equalizer provides exceptional sound in any live environment
  • Extremely portable (meets most carry-on standards)
  • Deluxe Hard-foam Case included
Get upright bass sound, without the bulk from a Kala U-Bass!

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Bass Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

String Type Proprietary polyurethane
Number of Strings 4
Body Shape U-Bass
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Polyurethane
Top Wood Mahogany
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany
Body Bracing U-Bass
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Binding Black
Neck Shape U-Bass
Number of Frets 16
Scale Length 20"
Tuning Machines Die-cast
Bridge Material Rosewood
Electronics Piezo pickup with active EQ and tuner
Strings Road Toad Strings, RT-BASS4
Case Included Hard-foam
Manufacturer Part Number UBASS-SMHG-FLwCASE

Customer Reviews

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Met my hopes and expectations.

I own a asortment of basses from up rights to electric . Always experimenting with different types of strings and pickups to try to get that warmth and clear sound i prefer for jazz, Latin and rythem & blues. This little U Bass produces the sounds I've always sought. I myself like short scale . Once you get used to it, It's very easy and comfortable to play. Because of its small size and light weight with an excellent carry case; It's my new favorite.
Music background: "Always learning"

So Much Fun!

This little bass is a blast, and people are always surprised by the amplified sound. Took mine with me on a trip where I was going to be flying and was able to fit it in the over head compartment. The built in tuner is a great feature.

Kala U-Bass Mahogany Fretless

Real super quality mini-bass and it is worth every penny plus it has a real neat sound. It works perfect......
Music background: Yup

It makes you smile

Plug it in and wow! It sounds great and awesome portability. I have a viola and the case is about the same size.

Kala U-Bass

Received the U-Bass and wow what a deep bass sound it is exactly what I was looking for as a backup to my doghouse bass. Sure will make it easier to transport for our shorter playing gigs, Thanks for the excellent support from sales staff, they were very helpful.
Music background: Family trio playing Gospel music

Sweetwater Advice

Kala U-Bass

The U-Bass is a well-designed, gig-worthy instrument, if somewhat of a novelty item. The build is solid, the components are topnotch, and it serves up sounds you can use in a variety of settings. ...
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See also: Kala, Kala 4-string Bass Guitars, Kala Acoustic Basses