Scout Fretted Acoustic-Electric U•BASS®



Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
12 Reviews
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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®.

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
Binding: Cream
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
Cutaway: Venetian
Strap Button: Black x1
Includes: Padded Gig Bag

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

U•BASS® Active EQ is not allowed in Austrailia.
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 12 reviews
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12 reviews
  • DF
    Douglas F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago
    Booming sound from a small instrument!

    Love my Kala Scout fretted U-bass! Still getting used to the strings and small fretboard but love the sound. Booming thump - kinda like an upright.

  • PG
    Peter G.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago

    Welcome to Ballarat. 💜🇦🇺

  • M
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Great instrument

    I purchased this item for Father’s Day, it shipped very quickly, it was packaged safely, and my husband loves it! It’s perfect to play acoustic or with an amp.

  • BS
    Benjamin S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    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.

  • LJ
    Lawrence J.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    11 months ago
    Rethink the Rubber Strings

    I really like the U Bass after I replaced the rubber strings with the metal round wound bass strings, using the B E A D strings. Sounds great and didn’t need to adjust anything when changing strings.

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