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Bakithi Kumalo Signature Acoustic-Electric U•BASS®


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Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
9 Reviews
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Bakithi Kumalo has been a proud endorsee of the Kala U•BASS® for over a decade. Longtime collaborator and bassist for Paul Simon, Bakithi’s world-renowned work for 1985’s Graceland in South Africa launched his lifelong career as bassist, studio musician, and composer. As a new milestone, Bakithi and Kala have designed his very own Signature Acoustic-Electric U•BASS® to help share his unique sound and philosophy as a bassist with players of any level.

With this Signature U•BASS®, Kala & Bakithi set out to create the perfect U•BASS introduction for new and experienced bass players alike. This fretted bass pairs a Natural Mahogany build with the Kala Round Wound U•BASS® Strings for a clear and confident tone. Personal touches include Bakithi’s signature black pickguard and custom Zulu shield headstock artwork, hand-drawn by Bakithi’s own album cover artist, Gus Liberdade.

Bakithi’s Signature U•BASS® includes a Custom Gig Bag and access to free online companion lessons and bass line breakdowns specifically for the U•BASS®, featuring Bakithi and some of his most celebrated bass lines.

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: Graphtech TUSQ
Saddle: Composite
Tuners: Custom Black Die Cast
Truss Rod: Yes
Strings: Kala Round Wounds
Electronics: U•BASS® Active EQ
Strap Button: Black x1
Includes: Custom Bakithi 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 4.6 out of 5 stars
Based on 9 reviews
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    Matt T.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-BASS

    This Bakithi Kumalo Signature Acoustic-Electric U-BASS is everything I hoped it would be, in fact, it exceeded my initial expectations. I'm struggling to avoid cliches, but this bass plays like a dream. I have enjoyed playing it unplugged. It's the perfect instrument to pick up and play anytime, no matter if the kids are asleep or I'm trying to keep the volume down in general. I can play it unplugged just below the camera during online meetings, which is a huge plus. I really love plugging the U-BASS into my amp and playing through my Way Huge Electronics Atreides pedal, as well as my Ibanez delay and DOD envelope filter. The Bakithi Kumalo U-BASS played through my Tech 21 dUg Pinnick dp-3x sans amp sounds incredible. I wish I had this bass years ago!

  • P
    I do not recommend this product
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    1 Star

    Item arrived with obvious wear from a previous user including dead batteries and stripped screws on the electronics access panel. Returned and expecting a refund.

  • C
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    7 months ago
    5 Stars

    Great sound love the built

    in tuner.

  • DT
    Dee T.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    9 months ago

    What fun!

  • BB
    Brad B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    10 months ago
    Great Value

    Bought this on sale, which put it at a great value. Then when there was an additional facebook 20% discount. How could I resist. I teach/attend several clubs and one doesn't have any bass players. So it's motivation for me to learn. I love the round wounds and I'm using a thumb pick.

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