Scout Acoustic-Electric U•BASS

UBASS-SCOUT-FS

$324.99 MSRP $249.99

The Scout U•BASS® is a bit more dressy with cream binding and a Venetian cutaway. The next level in affordable U•BASS®, the Scout will help you reach your full potential as a bassist. Subtly stylish, great sounding, responsive and punchy—with focus—makes for a thunderous U•BASS. Available in a Fretted model.

Bag and Case Information

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

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

Scale Length: 20.8125 inches, Overall Instrument Length: 29.3125 inches, Body Length: 13.875 inches, Number of Frets: 16, Width at Upper Bout: 7.5 inches, Width at Lower Bout: 10.3125 inches, Width at Waist: 6.625 inches, Body Depth: 3.125 inches, Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1.75 inches, Fingerboard width at neck/body joint: 2.1875 inches

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3 Reviews
Reviewed by William H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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So much fun to play

really was not sure what to expect when I made this purchase. What I received was a well made great sounding and playing instrument. I did purchase Flat wounds from Kala, and for me that really was the icing on this glorious cake. Thanks for making quarantine fun!

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Reviewed by Rory B.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Fantastic Instrument

Love the team over at Kala! They got me setup with exactly what I needed, including a string swap for the round wounds all in time for me to take the new setup camping! Instrument plays beautifully, the round wound strings provide that extra twang and volume to keep up with other acoustic instruments around the campfire. Having this portable instrument allows me to play much more often and to be ready for those backyard jam sessions at any time! Much appreciation.

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Reviewed by Benjamin S.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Very playable, fun and portable bass experience

I bought the Kala Scout to use as a portable bass when I'm traveling and for my primary living room bass to practice and noodle on. It is very good for these roles.

Overall construction is very good. It feels very solid and made from good components. After a short breaking-in period, strings stay in tune. The sound and feel of the polyurethane strings takes a bit of getting used to. Intonation is generally pretty good. Built-in tuner and EQ work well.

There are some minor nitpicks. Some slight burrs can be seen in the bridge where the string enters the body and I don't care much for how the wires inside (between the control panel and pickup) seem to wander around freely. The E string sounds a little muddy and kind of dead compared to the others.

The biggest problem was inconsistent volume between strings when playing through an amp; from the factory, the E was virtually inaudible. Kala support worked with me to make some adjustments to the tension over the bridge and piezo pickups, but ultimately I solved it by minor surgery on the one-piece bridge to make it a four-piece bridge; with each piece pressing on the pickup independently, the volume through the amp is infinitely better and more consistent.

Overall, very pleased with this.

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