Get amazing bass tone and exquisite looks with Kala's Striped Ebony Fretted U-Bass. The Kala U-Bass series is a truly unique line, offering players a compact instrument that puts out huge sound. Featuring a compact 21" scale, the U-Bass has made a name for itself as an instrument small enough to fit in the overhead compartment of a plane but big enough to fill a room with full bass sound.
One of the standouts on this U-Bass is the gorgeous striped ebony top, back, and sides. The deep brown of the ebony is accented by reddish-brown stripes, giving it a truly mesmerizing visual appeal. Maple binding accents the entire body as well. And the fretted walnut fingerboard is yet another visual delight that offers stellar playability and response.
The secret behind the big sound of the Kala U-Bass is almost as cool as its small, ultra-portable format. It comes from the combination of the right tonewoods and Kala's unique polyurethane strings. These lightweight, large-diameter strings provide plenty of low-frequency oomph, which resonates with a deep, rich, and wooden quality that's reminiscent of the coveted upright sound yet colored with a uniquely musical U-Bass quality all its own.
Other standout appointments that add to the rich sound and stunning looks of the U-Bass Striped Ebony include a GraphTech nut and walnut bridge that offer another layer of overall tone quality and aesthetic delight. In addition, custom Hipshot Ultralite tuning machines keep you in tune and are a nice visual enhancement to the ebony body. Finally, Shadow U-Bass NFX electronics kick out great amplified tone when you plug in. There's even a built-in tuner with Volume and Tone control — no more fiddling with clip-ons or tuner pedals.
Body Type: Acoustic Bass
String Type: Proprietary Polyurethane
Number of Strings: 4
Body Shape: U-Bass
Top Wood: Striped Ebony
Back & Sides Wood: Striped Ebony
Body Bracing: U-Bass
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: U-Bass
Fingerboard Material: Walnut
Fingerboard Inlay: Dots
Number of Frets: 16
Scale Length: 20.375"
Tuning Machines: Custom Hipshot Ultralite
Bridge Material: Walnut
Nut/Saddle Material: GraphTech Tusq nut/Composite saddle
Nut Width: 1.75"
Electronics: Shadow U-Bass NFX
Strings: Road Toad Pahoehoe
Case Included: Deluxe Padded Gig Bag
Body Length: 14"
Body Width: Lower Bout: 10.25", Upper Bout: 7.75"
Body Depth: 3.25"
Overall Length: 29.375"
Manufacturer Part Number: UBASS-EBY-FS