Kala Flatwound U•BASS® 4-String Set by Gallistrings

Model: KA-BASS-4FW

$49

Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 76 reviews

Chrome steel wrapped around a nylon core, the U•BASS® Flatwound 4-String Set by Gallistrings enables fast and stable intonation, bringing a warmth and consistency to your U•BASS® like never before.

These high-tension U•BASS® strings offer a timbre and maneuverability akin to the double bass. Smooth to the touch, the chrome flatwound tape allows your fingers to glide around the fretboard and helps protect the neck from wear and tear—perfect for any acoustic fretted or fretless U•BASS®:

  • Only compatible with Acoustic-Electric U•BASS® Instruments*
  • 4-String sets includes: EADG
  • Designed for the traditional bass tuning (EADG)
  • Suitable for 20“ - 21" Scale
  • Manufactured with Flatwound Chrome Steel & a Nylon Core
  • Gauges:  .060 (1.52 mm), .080 (2.03 mm), .100 (2.54 mm), .130 (3.30 mm)

 

*Modifications to the nut slots and string holes by an experienced instrument technician may be required. As a streamlined alternative to modifications to the existing nut, the Flat Wound U•BASS® Nut by TUSQ® is available for purchase, to be installed by an experienced instrument technician only.  Due to the change to a higher tension as well, a truss rod adjustment is also recommended.

**Not for use on Solid Body U•BASS®

***Modifications performed by the user will void the manufacturer warranty. Please also note that Kala is not responsible for damages to instruments caused by new string installments.

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Reviewed by TheNavyJim
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Flatwounds on my Kala U-bass

As much as I liked the original "rubber" strings that come with the U-bass.... the addition of the Flatwounds have made the U-bass even better. With the flatwounds you can get a much more percussive sound when you want but can also be played softly for a warm softer sound. I run my U-bass through a Fender Rumble 40 and it sounds wonderful. I can get a real sounding electric bass sound to the woody sound of a dog-house. Thanks for a great product.

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Reviewed by Robert F.
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Rated 3 out of 5
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Improvement over the rubber strings

The flatwounds feel like real strings, unlike the stock rubber strings, but the tension is much higher. Gone is the comfortable looseness of a short scale instrument. If only we could have a happy medium...

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Steel Flats beat the hell out of rubber strings on UBass

Love these strings. Much better than the rubber strings. Nice fat gauge. Feel great. Sound great (nice acoustic sound on HB uke). Treat yourself.

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Reviewed by John I.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Awesome addition to the range

Have put these on my solid mahogany ubass and it has turned it into a complete delight to play.

I have also put them on a magic fluke timber bass that usually comes with roundwounds and they have turned it into a tone monster and the intonation is spot on and better than the original strings. Almost every sound from upright to p-bass is available just by changing right hand technique.

So pleased.

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Reviewed by Noel T.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Flatwound

I love the feel of these flatwound strings.

They're not stickey!😊

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