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Kala Solid Top Fretless Acoustic Electric U-Bass Natural 

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Overview
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Mahogany neck
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $530.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $81.00
  • Your Price:
    $44900

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A truly ground-breaking, short-scale 21" fretless bass with choice tonewoods.

For the Kala U-BASS player, Kala offers additional visual options and adds a mid-range punch with the Solid spruce top U-BASS with mahogany back and sides. Since 2008, the U-BASS is still grabbing ears and turning heads. Praised for its colossal low end the acoustic-electric U-BASS features a new custom-designed shadow pickup system to dial in sonic boom. Includes gig bag.

Features
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretless fingerboard and bridge
  • 21" Scale
  • Custom Die Cast Tuners
  • Proprietary Polyurethane strings
  • Custom Kala and Road Toad logo inlays
  • Kala electronic system with an active EQ and built-in tuner
  • Separate compensated saddles for each string
  • List price includes a Deluxe Custom U-BASS embroidered logo gig bag
  • Meets most airline carry-on requirements
  • Set-up by Kala in the USA

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KalaSolid Top Fretless Acoustic Electric U-Bass
 
4.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)

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      4.0

      it's like a double bass in your pocket

      By Alessio

      from Bruxelles, Belgium

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Double Bass In A Pocket
      • Fun To Play
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

      • A Little Hard To Tune

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Kala Solid Top Fretless Acoustic Electric U-Bass:

      Not much to say: if you are a bass or double bass player, and you are tired of dragging around your huge instrument, this is the top choice. Of course you can't compare the sound to a real double bass, but for everything that requires an acoustic sound and doesn't necessarily imply the use of the bow, the sound is as near as you can get to the real thing. Plus, it is super easy to play. I got the fretless and even if I was a little worried about intonation on such a small instrument, I have to say there is absolutely no problem, especially when you get used to it. Now I am using it for reharsals, jam sessions and concert in places too small to be comfortable with a double bass, and I really have to say it is awesome. It goes alone that you have anyway to match a good amplifier, the piezos on the istrument do a great job.
      I have only one little con to express, but I can't tell if it is because the strings are new: strings don't stay perfectly in tune for too long, so now and then during a session I have to tune the instrument...but hey, it is definitely worth it.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great (different) bass, nice finish

      By Martin

      from Argentina

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

      • Requires Constant Tuning

      Best Uses

      • Acoustic gigs
      • Fretless Sound
      • Jamming

      Comments about Kala Solid Top Fretless Acoustic Electric U-Bass:

      Being an electrical (fretted) bassist, the acoustic fretless ubass has a new and exciting sound. I only played it a few days. Its sound is rich and groovy. Preamp and tuner work well. It gets out of tune pretty quickly, maybe because the strings are new. The gig bag is excellent. MF service was excellent, too.

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      4.0

      Lots of fun, great tone

      By HeWhoFrets

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

      • Requires Constant Tuning

      Best Uses

        Comments about Kala Solid Top Fretless Acoustic Electric U-Bass:

        Great bass, lots of fun to play. I already have an Ashbory, so small scale and non-traditional strings aren't new to me. I've only had it a couple of days, but it is definitely easier to play than the Ashbory, the longer scale length and less-rubbery strings make a big difference. If you've ever played baritone uke this is almost exactly the same scale. Tone is great, I had to tweak it a little bit plugged in - the higher notes were coming through a little louder than the lows, but nothing a little EQ didn't cure. Lots of fun for playing acoutically while practicing/messing around, but there's not enough acoustic volume to hold up to playing with others. However, I'm not aware that any acoutic bass has enough volume to go head to head with a guitar. Build quality is very good, haven't noticed any flaws. There's not a gloss finish or anything, the wood feels a little bare, but the wood is of a quality where this is fine, at least aesthically. The gig bag works well.

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