Kala Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass - 4 String fretless

4-string Fretless 21"-scale Solidbody Electric Bass with Active Preamp System and Gig Bag - Espresso
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Kala Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass - 4 String fretless
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Bakithi Kumalo's Signature U BASS!

Note: This version of the Kala U-Bass is fretless.

The Kala Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass is gorgeous, fretless, and it's small enough to take anywhere. Based on the huge success of the Kala's acoustic U-Bass, the Solidbody U-Bass gives you the same 21-inch-scale convenience in an electric-bass-style instrument. Despite its small format, this is a serious axe that delivers the sound of a full-sized bass guitar. That's because of Kala's proprietary polyurethane strings, which allow their small-bodied instruments to produce deeply resonant tones. If you're always on the go, check out the Kala Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass.

Kala Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass Fretless at a Glance:
  • Made in California from premium tonewoods
  • Active preamp system is your key to beefy bass tone
  • High-quality construction and innovative design give you reliable performance
Made in California from premium tonewoods

The Kala Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass sports a toneful premium swamp ash body that gives you great resonance and sustain - not to mention incredible looks. California Series instruments are crafted in Kala's Petaluma, CA workshop by Kala's top luthiers.

Active preamp system is your key to beefy bass tone

Polyurethane strings aren't the only cool thing about the Kala Solid-Body U-Bass. Driving its output is an active preamp system, complete with volume and equalization controls, which give you a broad range of bass tone-shaping mojo.

High-quality construction and innovative design give you reliable performance

Kala's US-made California Series U-Basses sport custom HIPSHOT tuners and a self-lubricating Graph Tech Black TUSQ nut, so you'll get reliable performance that lasts for years. That kind of quality makes the Kala solidbody U-Bass not only convenient, but extremely fun to play.

Kala Bakithi Kumalo Signature Fretless U-Bass Features:
  • Lightweight, toneful swamp ash body
  • Active preamp system runs on 9V battery
  • Volume control and 2-band EQ
  • Custom HIPSHOT tuners
  • GRAPH TECH Black TUSQ self-lubricating nut
  • Proprietary polyurethane strings produce incredible bottom end
  • Meets all airline carry-on requirements
  • Crafted in Kala's Petaluma, California workshop by Kala's top luthiers
  • Deluxe gig bag with backpack straps included
You'll love the Kala Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

Bass Guitar Buying Guide
Kala Bakithi Signature U-BASS Demo
Bakithi Kumalo Workshop Presented by Kala U Bass
Interview with Bassist Bakithi Kumalo - Sweetwater Minute Vol. 218

Tech Specs

Body Shape U-Bass Solidbody
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Espresso
Body Material Swamp Ash
Body Finish Laminate
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Fret Lines
Number of Frets Fretless
Scale Length 21"
Nut Width 1.75"
Bridge/Tailpiece Rosewood
Tuners Custom Hipshot
Number of Pickups 1
Bridge Pickup Passive Shadow Piezo
Controls Volume, Bass, Treble
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number UBASS-4BKSM-FL

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Awesome little bass

I play bass in a reggae hip hop band and an alternative rock band. I tour a lot with these acts. I've also had 16 surgeries from my left leg to my left hip, as well as two spinal chord stimulators. This bass is so light weight. 2.5lbs. And you can access every single fret, and with ease. I'm endorsed by Hartke so I have been playing this bass through my Hartke Hydrive setup and it sounds amazing. Tone is very important and I'm a tone freak. My normal basses are MTD, and trying to find other companies with similar tones is tough. With this Kala bass I can play any style of music or any style of picking. I have the Kala round wounds on my bass and I still can produce a large thump. I highly recommend this bass, and other Kala instruments. I also own the Hutch Hutchinson acoustic electric and it's fantastic. I ordered my basses straight from Kala due to endorsements, but sweetwater is the best. Always will be! Don't sleep on these short scale basses! They're fun, portable, easy to play, and can produce so many different sounds. Highly recommended!
Music background: Professional Bass player
See also: Fretless, Kala, Kala 4-string Bass Guitars, Kala Fretless Basses