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Kala Adds Three New Affordable U-Bass Models
Basses

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...

“Learn to Play the UBass” eBook Now Available
Sheet Music & Instruction

“Learn to Play the UBass” eBook Now Available

If you’ve been reading No Treble for a while, you’ve probably seen Magnus Sjöquist grooving hard on the Kala UBass. Now Sjöquist is sharing his bass playing knowledge in a new eBook entitled Learn to Play the UBass. Available for iOS, the book is highly interactive with picture galleries, multi-angle videos, and lesson quizzes. The text has clickable highlighted words...

Bass on a Budget: 12 Basses Under $500
Basses

Bass on a Budget: 12 Basses Under $500

We see and cover a ton of basses here at No Treble (I know, tough life). And while the features are often as varied as they get, they also vary wildly on price. Many basses today are topping the $5,000 mark. Some by a lot. We hear more about price from readers when the basses hit these upper ranges than...

Magnus Sjoquist: Jammin’ with My Kala UBass
Bass Videos

Magnus Sjoquist: Jammin’ with My Kala UBass

Magnus Sjoquist sent us these impressive jams featuring his UBass. Hard to believe that little bass could produce that sound! Magnus, who is joined by Johan Edin on Hammond B3 and Daniel Björnmo on guitar in this recording, offers video lessons for UBass/bass players on his website. Have a video to share? Send it to [email protected]

Kala Announces Solid Body U-Bass
Bass Gear

Kala Announces Solid Body U-Bass

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,...

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Kala uBass 2 and Solid Acacia Models

Kala Brand Music has increased it’s uBass line by adding the uBass 2 and Solid Acacia models. The uBass is an instrument that fuses the strings and sound of a bass with the shape and size of a ukulele. Both new models feature proprietary Polyurethane strings, a passive pickup system, a mahogany neck, and a Rosewood fingerboard with a matching...