The Completely Redesigned

California U-Bass Series

Quality craftsmanship, versatility, and the head-turning low end of the California Series U-bass has established its legacy among professionals in the bass industry. For 2016, we are very excited to offer the completely redesigned U-Bass California Series Solid Body. With the player's experience in mind, we have enhanced the look and feel to make it truly the most enjoyable small scale bass on the market.

Fit & Finish

The California body and neck have been cut and sanded to create smoother, more rounded edges so they provide more comfort for the player. The feel is enhanced when we coat the wood in UV-cured semi-gloss, which is durable and environmentally friendly.


New for 2016, we’ve increased visibility of the fret markers by offsetting them along the fingerboard.  In addition, we are equipping the fretted koa models with a straight grain maple fretboard and contrasting black markers.

Custom L.R. Baggs EQ

The California U-Bass is equipped with a versatile, powerful-sounding active electronics system designed and manufactured exclusively for Kala by L.R. Baggs.


Improved control cavity and string access points allow for easy replacement of components – the new composite covers keep everything nice and tucked away.


Beautiful Hawaiian koa marquetry logo & bass clef design on all California-made models.

Reshaped Neck

Updated neck joint contour for greater access to the upper frets and a slim neck profile for a more comfortable playing experience.