Kala Brand Music Co. has released a solid body version of their U-Bass. Though the original model was a bass-version of a ukulele, the Solid Body U-Bass takes a step to more closely resemble a bass guitar. Featuring a 21” scale, the bass is available in 4 and 5-string versions and fretted or fretless. It utilizes Kala’s proprietary polyurethane strings, which the company says enhances the bottom end.
The electronics include a Mi Si Align Active Preamp system, which features battery-free technology. The preamp charges in 60 seconds to produce power for up to 8 hours of playing time. Other features include custom Hipshot Tuners and a Graph-Tech Black TUSQ Self-Lubricating Nut.
The Kala Solid Body U-Bass is expected to begin production this Spring with a price point around $1000. For more, visit Kala’s website.
Kala Solid Body U-Bass Specs:
- Solid Mahogany Body
- 4 or 5-string
- Fretless option
- Mi-Si Align Active Preamp System
- Custom Hipshot Tuners
- Graph-Tech Black TUSQ Self-lubricating Nut
- Propietary Polyurethane Strings
- Deluxe Gig Bag Included
- Made in California
- Meets Airline Carry-on Requirements