Nomad Acoustic-Electric U•BASS®



Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
31 Reviews
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Like no other bass before it, the Nomad is going to come in and mix things up. Don’t expect the status quo when you pick-up the most affordable bass in the U•BASS® line. Made of Mahogany and stripped down to the bare essentials - this is our no frills approach to U•BASS®. Mahogany is focused, balanced, responsive and punchy for an unabashedly resounding U•BASS®. The Nomad U•BASS® is great for learning and gigging - provide yourself with the perfect tool to get started. Available in a fretted model.

Bag and Case Information

Custom U•BASS® Gig Bag is included with purchase.

Fits ALL Kala BARITONE Ukulele Bags, UB-B, & Sonoma Coast BARITONE Cases
Fits U•BASS® specific bags and cases: UB-UBASS, DUB-UBASS, HC-UB, & HCT-UB

Top: Mahogany
Back & Sides: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Finish: Satin
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Headstock: Standard
Bridge: Rosewood
Nut: Graph Tech NuBone®
Saddle: Composite
Tuners: Custom Black Die Cast
Truss Rod: Yes
Strings: Aquila Thunderblack®
Electronics: U•BASS® Active EQ
Strap Button: Black x1
Includes: Padded Gig Bag

Scale Length: 20.8125 inches, Overall Instrument Length: 29.375 inches, Body Length: 13.8125 inches, Number of Frets: 16, Width at Upper Bout: 7.625 inches, Width at Lower Bout: 10.5 inches, Width at Waist: 6.75 inches, Body Depth: 3.0 inches, Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1.75 inches, Fingerboard width at neck/body joint: 2.125 inches

U•BASS® Active EQ is not allowed in Austrailia.
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 31 reviews
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  • TK Profile picture for TR K.
    TR K.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Pro bassist says YES!

    I've been playing bass in bands and studios since 1979, everything from a Kay upright to a Zon 5-string unlined fretless, J and P Fenders, a Ricky, a Carvin, a Peavey, several no-name project basses, also mess around with all kinds of other stringed things. I got this bass for an upcoming plane trip as well as small busking type scenarios. I have an original Pignose battery bass amp - a perfect portable companion for the Kala. I am VERY impressed with the sound and the accurate intonation all the way up the neck. Don't expect to get plucked harmonics out of the rubber strings tho! Very accurate upright sound for the bluegrassers i often play with. The sound, the quality build, the concept and portability are amazing. It's a bit head-heavy, but i'll be experimenting with strap placement - should be fine. 100% love. Will be gigging and recording with it. Very unique and useful sounds. and it looks beautiful! Also i'm old and just don't care to wrestle with full-size bass gear anymore to get the cool sounds i want, and the visual shock value of this tiny bass at gigs will be fun. Playing this through a bi-amped PA system is like electric walrus guts - HUGE!!!! POWERFUL!!!! The 4- element piezo pickup is powered with two 2023 coin batteries stacked in a sturdy clip-secured holder next to the input jack. 3-band tone shaping, volume and tuner are solid and easy to use. 110% satisfied, would buy again!

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    Ben M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago
    Nomad U BAss

    Pleasantly surprised by this bass. Kala had a sale going. I bought the least expensive model available. The built in tuner and preamp, are a nice touch, and work extremely well. There is a bit of a buzz coming from somewhere in the body that only resonate on certain notes. Apart from that, the build quality is very good. The tone is excellent. Would be easy to emulate an upright bass tone with this Kala. And, the "fatness" of the sound will not disappoint! It would be nice if there was a second strap button. There is only one, located at the bridge end of the bass.

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    David G.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Extremely Playable

    Some instruments I feel as if they are fighting me as I struggle to play them, thinking that it’s me and maybe my lack of ability or not enough practice. My U-bass I felt as if it was working with me almost as if it said to me “yes and” that it felt like something was added to the music I was making. The thunder black strings made me wish all the basses I have had them, one draw back to the strings is that they seem to go out of tune slightly, only slightly more often, probably due to their added flexibility. I feel a kinship and affinity with my U-bass that was immediately evident, I would also love a full scale and even more an upright version; cheers and thanks much for a lovingly - created instrument.

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    Miguelangel P.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Amazing Bass

    I loved the instrument, the wood, the small, also I was not expecting a case or the tuner to be included which really surprise me. Thank you very much

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    Miles D.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Love it!

    I play the upright bass, but I live in a dorm so I don't have space for it. This bass ukulele is great. The built in tuner is incredibly useful.

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