Solid Body 4-String Sunburst Fretted U•BASS®



Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
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Pulling inspiration from the original California Series U•BASS®, this innovative short-scale bass is a whole new take on the U•BASS®. Kala’s Solid Body U•BASS® features a sleek off-set body shape which is contoured for balance and comfort. The 22 pocketed frets and 23.5" scale give you plenty of room to maneuver around yet it is still compact enough to easily travel with. The tone is thick and meaty thanks to the classic passive split-coil pickup. Comes with a Logo Gig Bag.
Bag and Case Information
Top: Okoume
Body: Okoume
Neck: Maple
Finish: Gloss
Fingerboard: Laurel
Headstock: Standard
Bridge: Top Loaded 4-Saddle, Black
Nut: PPS
Tuners: Bass, Closed Gear, Black, 1:18 Ratio
Truss Rod: Spoke Wheel
Strings: Kala Round Wounds
Electronics: Passive Split-Coil Pickup with Volume & Tone Controls
Strap Button: Black x2
Pickguard: White, Single Ply
Includes: Logo Gig Bag
Truss Rod Adjustment Tool

Scale Length: 23.5 inches, Overall Instrument Length: 33.25 inches, Body Length: 15.125 inches, Number of Frets: 22, Width at Upper Bout: 8.25 inches, Width at Lower Bout: 10.25 inches, Body Depth: 1.5 inches, Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1.625 inches

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
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9 reviews
  • SS
    Sondra S.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    New Toy!

    I just received my new UBass the other day, so I'm still messing with it. I'm not sure if the E string was set up properly, as when I move up the frets, it sounds off. It might just be that I'm not used to it, but watching this issue. I'm not sure what to do if the intonation really is off.

    Other than that, it's way different from my acoustic UBass. It's heavier and has more frets, which is what I wanted. Plus, it sounds more like a guitar bass, which fits better with the music our group plays and my husband's originals. It's also showing me how much I have to learn. My other bass was more forgiving for me as still a novice bass player. This one will help me grow better, I think. I'm glad Kala finally came out with a California UBass that can handle the metal wound strings! Thank you! And, it's pretty! Now, if they can just offer a UBass stand to support it, that would be great, because none of my stands work!

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    Kala Brand Music Co.™
    3 months ago

    Hi Sondra,

    We appreciate the purchase! Please make sure to contact our service team if you are still having intonation issues that can't be dialed out by adjusting the string distance on the bridge:

  • DA
    deborah a.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    9 months ago
    Great Bass

    The new solid body bass feels great in my smaller hands. Perfect neck radius and neck length just short of a Mustang type neck. Strings feel firmer, and sound punchy. A great bass right in between the tried and true UBasses and any traditional short scale. Love it. A great addition to my Ubass family.

  • BL
    Bette Lou F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    9 months ago

    A beautiful instrument. I am a California U-Bass player and the is definitely an adjustment period going from poly strings to metal strings. One thing negative is that it comes with roundwounds, I prefer flatwounds and according to the person that I spoke with flatwounds are not yet available. Lovely instrument to touch and play. Fine workmanship. Highly recommended.

  • JM
    Joe M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    sunburst kala

    Plays and sounds great.

  • FS
    Frances S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    3 months ago

    It is a wonderful fun instrument, would prefer it come with flat wound strings included however. Or provide a discount to replace them perhaps.

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