Kala U•Bass booth at Bass Player LIVE! 2017

U•Bass® at Bass Player LIVE! 2017 Recap

Our team had a blast at Bass Player LIVE! 2017 down in Los Angeles the first weekend of November. We got to meet and hang out with some amazing musicians and low end fanatics. Everyone from Kala made it back home safe and we wanted to share some of the U•Bass highlights from the two day event of clinics, performances, and booth hangouts with you.

The Nik West Signature Purple Sparkle U•Bass by KalaWe had the newest addition to the California Solid Body Series, the 5-string Nik West Signature Purple Sparkle U•Bass, on display.

Many talented U•Bass Artists were in attendance giving clinics, performing, or hanging out. Here are some of the U•Bass Artists who stopped by our booth:

Kala U•Bass Artist Oskar Cartaya at Bass Player LIVE! 2017
Oskar Cartaya

Kala U•Bass Artist HeXx Henderson at Bass Player LIVE! 2017HeXx Henderson

Kala U•Bass Artists Bakithi Kumalo and Anel Pedrero at Bass Player LIVE! 2017
Bakithi Kumalo and Anel Pedrero

There were many accomplished and inspiring bassists performing, hanging out, and celebrating all-things bass over the weekend. Here are a few who stopped by our booth to check the U•Bass out:

Phil Chen (Jackson Browne, session bassist) playing a U•Bass at the Kala booth at Bass Player LIVE! 2017Phil Chen (Jeff Beck)

Freddie Flewelen (Al McKay Allstars, Paul Jackson Jr.) with a U•Bass at the Kala booth at Bass Player LIVE! 2017Freddie Flewelen (Al McKay Allstars, Paul Jackson Jr.)

Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen) playing a U•Bass at the Kala booth at Bass Player LIVE! 2017Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen)

Bob Glaub (Jackson Browne, session bassist) with a U•Bass at the Kala booth at Bass Player LIVE! 2017Bob Glaub (Jackson Browne, session)


We had an awesome improv jam at the booth with Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake) on U•Bass, accompanied by Reggie Young (solo, session) on bass.

Kala U•Bass Artist Abraham Laboriel Sr. playing a U•Bass at a Bass Player LIVE! 2017 clinic
Finally, here is a gif of U•Bass Artist and 2014 Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award winner Abraham Laboriel Sr. from the Kala co-sponsored clinic he co-hosted with Bakithi Kumalo.

Thanks to everyone who came by to check out the U•Bass and say "hi." We had a great time and are already looking forward to next year.

Credit: Recap highlights provided by Nick Hernandez, photos by Jack Hogan.