Gear Watch: Kala Ukulele uBass
Kala Ukulele has just released their latest invention: the Ka uBass.
The uBass is an instrumental fusion with surprisingly cool results. This instrument produces a full low end and even with the 16 frets and diminished size it functions just like a bass guitar.
The uBass was formed as a collaboration between Kala and Road Toad music and is built on a baritone ukulele body with a 20 inch neck (both are solid mahogany with a rosewood fingerboard) and produces a sound somewhere between a bass guitar and an upright bass.
Along with extreme portability, the uBass also features:
- Custom Hipshot tuners
- Proprietary polyurethane strings
- Passive Shadow Pickup system with 4 individual piezoelectric elements
- Rosewood fingerboard and bridge on a solid mahogany body
The uBass retails at $599 and comes with a custom carry case.
Check out this demo video: