Kala U-Bass SUB - 3-tone Sunburst

4-string Electric Bass with Poplar Body, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Shadow Pickup System - 3-Tone Sunburst
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Small Size, Huge Tone, and Impressive Playability

Small in size but big on tone, the Kala U-Bass SUB brings you a unique bass-playing experience. Plug into your favorite bass amp with the U-Bass SUB's Shadow pickup system, and you've got the full-size tone of a traditional solidbody bass guitar. Kala's proprietary polyurethane strings have a rubbery yet expressive feel that many Sweetwater bassists find very fun to play. Its small size makes it easy to transport, and the two-band EQ lets you shape your tone for a wide variety of styles. Basically, the Kala U-Bass SUB is an impressive alternative to a traditional bass guitar.

Kala U-Bass SUB 4-string Solidbody Bass Guitar at a Glance:
  • Reliable long-term performance thanks to preset intonation
  • Warm, mellow tone from polyurethane strings
  • Plug-in with great tone from the Shadow pickup system and EQ
Reliable long-term performance thanks to preset intonation

Your Kala U-Bass SUB is ready to play in tune all the way up and down the neck, right from the start. Kala uses a compensated saddle assembly that means you'll never need to fine-tune the bridge saddles for intonation.

Warm, mellow tone from polyurethane strings

Bass players at Sweetwater know many bassists prefer the sound of older strings that have been played enough to lose their initial brightness. The cool thing about the polyurethane strings on the U-Bass SUB is that they already sound like a well-worn set of strings with a warm, mellow tone. These strings will last for years, but their tone will stay the same from day one.

Plug-in with great tone from the Shadow pickup system and EQ

Expect great plugged-in tone from your U-Bass SUB, whether it's for an impromptu jam session or a live gig on stage. The built-in Shadow pickup system gives you bass and treble EQ controls to help you shape your tone for any situation, making the U-Bass SUB a versatile instrument for stage and studio.

Kala U-Bass SUB 4-string Solidbody Bass Guitar Features:
  • Compact and easy-to-play bass guitar with 21" scale neck
  • Reliably warm and mellow tone from proprietary polyurethane strings
  • Precise intonation never requires adjustment thanks to compensated saddle assembly
  • Rich, flexible plugged-in tone from Shadow pickup system with 2-band EQ
  • Gig bag included
The Kala U-Bass SUB packs big tone in a compact instrument!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape U-Bass Solidbody
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color 3-Tone Sunburst
Body Material Poplar
Body Finish Gloss
Neck Material Maple, bolt-on
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 21"
Nut Width 1.75"
Bridge/Tailpiece Rosewood
Tuners Hipshot Tuners
Number of Pickups 1
Bridge Pickup Shadow Piezo
Controls ! x Volume, 1 x Bass, 1 x Treble
Strings Proprietary polyurethane strings
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number UBASS-SUB4FS-BRSTwBAG

Customer Reviews

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U Stands for Ultimate Bass

This bass can conjure up magic!! Every conceivable tone comes out of this bass. Simply plug it in and dial up any tone from Beatles Hofner, Rickenbacher 4001, P Bass, J Bass, and a stand up bass! It is truly amazing! No slap bass but, everything else is there. This is a true wonder!!! I absolutely love this bass!
Music background: Guitar, piano, and bass player; professional-semi retired

small bass, huge sound

the action was way high but some few tweaks fixed that, close your eyes and it is as if you're listening to an upright bass i could not believe the sound that is coming out from this guitar, i only had to set the bass boost/cut control at the 1/2 mark and it will give more bass if i crank it full i actually have to tame it. the treble boost/cut adds clarity if you're wanting to have more modern sound. i play praise/worship at church and it definitely cuts through the mix. mine is already powered with 9volts battery and im happy about that i believe the old ones needed a cr3202 coin type battery which is more expensive and hard to find. my only problem is i had to keep a tuner handy coz it gets out of tune after 3 songs or so, i wish there is a fix for that.
Music background: Bassist, Hobbyist
See also: Kala, Kala 4-string Bass Guitars