Kala KA-UBASS-EM-FS Exotic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric U-bass with Gig Bag

 
4.9

(13 reviews)

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Whether you're on the road or at home the Kala Acoustic-Electric U-Bass is the perfect one for you. Even with its short scale, the baritone ukulele body captures all of the same pitches as a regular size bass guitar. The proprietary polyurethane strings are an original design by the engineers at Kala and enhance the smooth sound and playability of the U-Bass. Shadow electronics help you shape the sound to give you warm lows and perfect mids and highs. The Acoustic-Electric U-Bass is really the ideal bass for the touring bassist because it meets all airline carry-on requirements. It's already paying for itself! Deluxe gig bag included.

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Kala Ka-Ubass-Em-Fs Exotic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric U-Bass With Gig
 
4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Cons

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Best Uses

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5.0

Great product. Excellent service!

By 

from Brooklyn, NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Thoughtful, helpful and friendly service

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Kala Ka-Ubass-Em-Fs Exotic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric U-Bass With Gig:

      Love my new Kala U-Bass. Have wanted one for years and now that I fibalky have one of my own, I'm not disappointed.

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      • No
       
      4.0

      Great sound and beautiful look

      By 

      from Edison, NJ

      Staff Reviewer

      Comments about Kala Ka-Ubass-Em-Fs Exotic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric U-Bass With Gig:

      Over the past year or two Uke basses have become quite popular and Kala has been at the forefront of this trend. Not only does the Kala UBASS sounds amazing the beautiful exotic wood they use really adds a great aesthetic to everything. With electronics you can also input the uke into an amp to play at shows and be heard.

       
      5.0

      A bass ready to go anywhere with you

      By 

      from Cincinnati Oh

      Comments about Kala Ka-Ubass-Em-Fs Exotic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric U-Bass With Gig:

      The Kala U-bass gives u the opportunity to take the bass on the road! It may be little but it can pop out the same low register as a bass guitar making this a must have in your string inventory. Easy to play with a great tone this portable bass is ready to go anywhere with you with its handy gig bag that is included!

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      5.0

      The Uke bass is killer!

      By 

      from Cincinnati, OH

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • great, unique sound
      • small

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • busking
        • small performances

        Comments about Kala Ka-Ubass-Em-Fs Exotic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric U-Bass With Gig:

        You can really use this bass any way you want to. It does have a uke sound, but it also sounds a lot like an upright, so there's some interesting options there. It's got impressive tone and volume, especially for its size.

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        5.0

        Great Great Bass!

        By 

        from nyc

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • easy to use
        • great sound
        • portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kala Ka-Ubass-Em-Fs Exotic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric U-Bass With Gig:

            I love these basses, I bought one for my bass player when they came out. Fantastic sound, and very portable. Fun to play and the action on the neck is great. I very much recommend.

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            5.0

            WOW!!!

            By 

            from Cleveland OHio

            Staff Reviewer

            Comments about Kala Ka-Ubass-Em-Fs Exotic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric U-Bass With Gig:

            When I first plugged this into an amp I was blown away. The straight tone you get is very upright sounding and full. The playability is super comfortable and really makes playing bass easy. The acoustic tone is very nice and full. If youre looking for a super portable bass to plug in at a gig for a different tone or even play along with a ukulele or acoustic this is definitely the one!

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            5.0

            NO TOY, SIR, THIS ONE"S THE REAL MCCOY

            By 

            from Lombard, IL

            Pros

            • BEATIFUL TOPS
            • CONSTRUCTION
            • SOUND

            Cons

            • FRETBOARD SCALE LENGTH SMALL

            Best Uses

            • EMULATING UPRIGHT BASS
            • HAVING AN "UNPLUGGED" option.
            • PRACTICE
            • TRAVEL

            Comments about Kala Ka-Ubass-Em-Fs Exotic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric U-Bass With Gig:

            When I first played a U-Bass I was blown away. I thought: how could some uke with gigantic rubber-band-like strings sound good? Unplugged, the U-Bass is not super loud, it mellow hollow tone similar to an upright, but without the thump because of it's small body. However, it will definitely keep up with an acoustic guitar. Once you plug the sucker in tho..to just a normal bass amp or a PA..this thing gets huge!!! The built in piezo system just soars with this thing. Punchy low end that goes with rock and roll as much as it would with folk or jazz. The only draw back I have is the size of the fret board. I know the whole point of this is that it's a ukulele bass, so inherently it's small. The U-BASS sounds so good with it's rubbery strings that I think they should consider a model with a larger scale length. That's my only criticism, and only because I like the sound of this thing so much.

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            5.0

            Great sounding quality made bass

            By 

            from Edison, NJ

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Portable
            • Sounds great

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kala Ka-Ubass-Em-Fs Exotic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric U-Bass With Gig:

                The Kala U-Bass gives you everything you'd expect from a full size bass guitar in a compact instrument. The tone from the polyurethane strings is phenomenal and the neck is super smooth and easy to play. This is a great choice for bass players who are tired of lugging huge cases around. The U-Bass plays and sounds like a dream and the design is beautiful as well. I'd recommend this for any player whether gigging or at home.

                 
                5.0

                Uke BASS!!!

                By 

                from Cincinnati, Ohio

                Staff Reviewer

                Comments about Kala Ka-Ubass-Em-Fs Exotic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric U-Bass With Gig:

                We use this extensively in our Iron Maiden tribute band called Hawaiian Maiden and it is AWESOME!! The exotic mahogany is beautiful which results is a great tone from this uke-bass. It comes with a well made gig bag and yes it is electric!

                 
                5.0

                Uke Bass/Travel Bass

                By 

                from Cincinnati,OH

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Beautiful Finish
                • Compact
                • Easy Playability
                • Sounds Like A Full Size Bass

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practice
                  • Small Gigs
                  • Studio
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Kala Ka-Ubass-Em-Fs Exotic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric U-Bass With Gig:

                  The Kala UBass is perfect for the travelling bass player. Compact, lightweight &, portable. The string being nylon have a sweet mellow tone plugged or unplugged. The overall quality is exceptionally high for a travel oriented instrument. The shadow pickup is the perfect complement to the tone woods to bring out the natural voice of the instrument. The included gig bag is the icing on the cake.

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                  Warranty Info:

                  Kala Brand Music Co. warrants solely to the original purchaser that the instrument purchased shall be free from defects in workmanship and materials and shall function for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase. American made models are warranted for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase. Kala Brand Music Co. reserves the right to determine upon inspection if the warranty claim is valid or not.
                  Upon purchase of your instrument please fill out completely the Kala Brand registration form below.
                  This Limited Warranty is valid to the original purchaser only and is non-transferable. The instrument must have been purchased at an Authorized Kala Brand Dealer.

                  • Keep your original sales receipt. It is required to make a valid warranty claim.
                  • Any modification to the instrument will void the warranty.
                  • Unsolicited returns to Kala Brand Music Co. or any of its authorized dealers will not be accepted.

                  ITEMS NOT COVERED UNDER THIS WARRANTY:
                  • Asserted defects or damages due to negligence, misuse, accident, improper maintenance, or modification practices on the instrument or its parts. Normal fret and string wear on the instrument including broken strings and tuners due to improper tuning.
                  • Normal wear or breakage of frets, strings, nuts, saddle, batteries, finish or other damage or deterioration due to normal wear and tear of the instrument or its parts, or to normal wear and tear or breakage of any part of an instrument, including but not limited to controls, buttons,switches, jacks, plated surfaces, tuning devices, or to any instrument case, gig bag, gig bag handles, zippers, latches, case hardware, or case exterior.
                  • Damage resulting from exposure to extreme temperatures,humidity, acts of nature, dry climates, or salt air climates. Failure to use a humidifier on Kala all solid-wood ukuleles and all acoustic U-Bass instruments will void your warranty if any cracking occurs. Warranty claims may not be considered if a quality humidifier (Humistat™, Oasis™, Planet Waves™, Humilele ™ ) is not used with your Kala instrument while it is stored in its case or bag. When the instrument is not in its case or bag for more than two days we recommend it be stored in a room with a relative humidity of 40-60% with its humidifier correctly installed inside the instrument.
                  • Damage due to negligence, misuse, accident, or improper maintenance practices.
                  • Normal fret and string wear on the instrument including broken strings and tuners due to improper tuning.
                  • Damage resulting from exposure to extreme temperatures, humidity, dry climates, or salt air climates. Failure to use a humidifier on Kala all solid-wood ukuleles and all acoustic U-Bass instruments will void your warranty if any cracking occurs. Warranty claims may not be considered if a quality humidifier (Humistat™, Oasis™, Planet Waves™) is not used with your Kala instrument while it is stored in its case or bag. When the instrument is not in its case or bag for more than two days we recommend it be stored in a room with a relative humidity of 40-60% with its humidifier correctly installed inside the instrument.
                  • Exposure to heating or cooling sources that cause damage to the instrument.
                  • Personal opinions relating to the sound and tone of the instrument.
                  • Instruments damaged in transit.
                  • All instruments marked with a stamped "2" on the back of the headstock are "Kala seconds" and are excluded from Kala Brand Music Company's warranty policy. These instruments are non-refundable and non-returnable to either Kala Brand Music Company or the authorized dealer in where it was purchased.
                  • Instruments purchased outside of the United States or Canada are not covered under this warranty.

                  More Info at http://www.kalabrand.com/Warranty.html