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Kala Introduces Bamboo U-Bass
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Kala Introduces Bamboo U-Bass

Kala released a new U-Bass this year that they say is their most sustainable choice. The ukulele-sized acoustic/electric bass guitar is made entirely out of bamboo.

Kala Introduces New Affordable U-Bass Models
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Kala Introduces New Affordable U-Bass Models

Kala expanded its lineup of U-Basses with two new entry-level models called the Nomad and the Scout. The ukulele-sized basses feature little to no-frills while retaining the U-Bass feel and sound.

Kala Adds Three New Affordable U-Bass Models
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Kala Adds Three New Affordable U-Bass Models

Kala’s popular U-Bass has three new models for 2018 called the Wanderer, the Passenger, and the Journeyman. The trio are described as their most affordable models yet. Each ukulele-sized bass is made of mahogany with a satin finish and comes equipped with black die-cast tuners, Aquila Thundergut strings and a Kala UK-500B preamp with EQ and built-in tuner. The lineup...

Contest: Win a “Lords of the Low End” Bass Gear Prize Pack from La Bella, Sadowsky, Kala, SimS, Xotic and Hipshot
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Contest: Win a “Lords of the Low End” Bass Gear Prize Pack from La Bella, Sadowsky, Kala, SimS, Xotic and Hipshot

Update: Thanks to everyone who entered! We’re thrilled to announce the winners: Austin S. (1st prize), Anthony C. (2nd prize) and Jeff D. (third prize). A huge thanks to Sadowsky, Kala, Hipshot, Xotic, SimS Pickups and La Bella. Be sure to check out the Lords of the Low End event. Kala Brand Music, Sadowsky, SimS Pickups, Xotic Guitars, Hipshot, La...

Kala Announces Bubinga U-Bass
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Kala Announces Bubinga U-Bass

Kala is celebrating the fifth anniversary of their U-Bass introduction by expanding the range with a bubinga model. Featuring a 21-inch scale, the Bubinga U-Bass is built using the distinctive wood for its top, back and sides while being rounded out with a mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard. Other features include a rosewood bridge, exclusive Hipshot licensed black anodized tuners,...

Kala Introduces 5-String Solid Body U-Bass
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Kala Introduces 5-String Solid Body U-Bass

This year marks Kala’s 10th anniversary, and they’re celebrating in part by introducing a 5-string version of their SUB solid body U-Bass. The ukelele-sized bass comes in four finishes – Sunburst, Cherryburst, Red, and Black – with a 2+3 tuner layout. The 5-string SUB bass features many of the same characteristics as the 4-string, including Kala’s polyurethane strings, a Hipshot...

Kala Brand Music Introduces USA Acoustic-Electric Exotic Wood U-Basses
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Kala Brand Music Introduces USA Acoustic-Electric Exotic Wood U-Basses

Ukelele company Kala Brand Music made heads turn five years ago with the introduction of the U-Bass, a ukelele sized bass with proprietary polyurethane strings. The company is now celebrating the five year milestone by introducing the USA Acoustic-Electric Exotic wood U-Bass series. Built in Petaluma, California, the new models feature figured bodies of either Hawaiian Koa, Flame Maple, or...

Kala Announces Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass
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Kala Announces Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass

Bakithi Kumalo and Kala Brand Music have teamed up to released the Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass. Kumalo, who first made his mark on Paul Simon’s Graceland album, has been a U-Bass endorser for several years and helped to create the new signature model. The B.K. U-Bass is solid-body fretless four-string with a 21″ scale. It’s built with a select ash...

Kala Introduces Stand Out Wall Hangers
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Kala Introduces Stand Out Wall Hangers

UBass manufacturer Kala Brand Music has introduced a new line of wall hangers in their “Stand Out” series of instrument display accessories. The Stand Outs come in two sizes: one for basses and guitars and one for ukuleles and mandolins. Manufactured and assembled in California, the wall hangers are made with reclaimed wood, making each piece unique to itself. Woods...

Kala Unveils Rumbler U-Bass
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Kala Unveils Rumbler U-Bass

Kala is unveiling a new U-Bass at this year’s Winter NAMM show called the Rumbler. The new ukulele-sized bass offers new custom engineered electronics and proprietary strings. The Rumbler’s electronics include a piezo pickup matched with an active EQ and built-in tuner. Its strings are Kala Silver Rumbler Strings, which are made with a special Nylgut compound with calcium carbonate...

Kala Introduces Five New U-Basses for 2012
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Kala Introduces Five New U-Basses for 2012

Kala increased their U-Bass lineup with the addition of five new models of the 21″ scale basses. The new models include Sunburst, Gloss Black, Solid Spruce Top HH (Hutch Hutchinson Model), Spalted Maple, and Exotic Mahogany. The Sunburst, Gloss Black, and Solid Spruce Top HH basses all feature solid spruce tops with mahogany back and sides. The Hutch Hutchinson model...

Kala Expands S-U-B Series with Cherry Burst U-Bass Option
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Kala Expands S-U-B Series with Cherry Burst U-Bass Option

Kala has added a new Cherry Burst finish to its S-U-B line of solid body U-Basses. The new bass shares all the characteristics of its brethren, including a solid body, a 21″ scale, a Shadow active pickup system, a 2-band EQ, Hipshot-licensed tuners and proprietary polyurethane strings. Kala, a ukelele company, first introduced the U-Bass in 2009 and has since...