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The fretless version (UBASSFL-1)

By stompboxjon, 01/11/2012
The Kala U-Bass is a 4 string fretless bass guitar that comes in a mahogany finish. The U-Bass is made for the road; it even fits carry on standards for airport regulations. The do make one that is not fretless too. This right handed bass guitar has a beautiful finish on it that will look great no matter where you are playing it at. It does actually look a lot more expensive than it really is. The U-Bass only cost 599 USD and can be purchased at all of your favorite guitar or music stores and online. The finger board material is Rosewood and so is the bridge or tailpiece. It has custom hipshot tuners and it has 1 pickup. There is no neck pickup or middle pick.


The U-Bass does come with a case; it is a hard foam case that will protect your guitar from everyday travel damage and scratches. You will need to hear the U-Bass in order to fully get a grasp on how great it really is. The first time that I heard this bass I just closed my eyes and let the sound of it sell me on it. I knew right away that I would end up purchasing this guitar sooner or later.


The sound and tones are great, they suite all styles of music that I am involved in. The bass is very clean and full.


Overall, there are a lot of basses that I have used and a lot of them I like a lot. The only thing that can really separate the U-Bass from some of my other basses is the fact that it has a very good tone and an amazing finish on it. It is also pretty light and well made. For the price, it is a great investment for any bass player beginner to the pro level.

Is this the best Budget Ukulele (MK-S Soprano)

By Lardy Fatboy, 02/10/2018
The general consensus in the Ukulele world is that the Makala Dolphin is the best budget starter Ukulele you can get. Its not a view I fully agree with, not counting second hand bargains there are other potentially good Ukuleles aimed at this level. I have played and own Mahalos that are just as good and I think if you hunt around you can find other brands too that have some reasonable Ukuleles for the money. What I think is the case is that with its ABS body, (the soundboard is still wood though), the Dolphin is the most consistently good budget Ukulele and probably the safest if you are buying unseen, (what you must be aware of here is that the bridge design has been widely copied, so there are a lot of imitation / fake ones about with ordinary basswood bodies), and reasonably robust making it an ideal Ukulele to take to places where there is a risk of damage. The ABS also helps with humidity, water resistance and seem splitting, (but is any of that a worry on a starter Ukulele?)

When I first started inviting Ukuleles to the corner and came across the Dolphin, I thought with its bright colours and dolphin shaped bridge, it looked a bit childish. this is why I didn't get one then. Now the look has grown on me, I like the bold colour and the bridge is a bit of fun.

The build and decoration are perfectly adequate done and the open backed 14:1 tuners are perfectly adequate too (I'm not damning it with faint praise here, remember though its on the expensive side of budget, it is still a budget Ukulele and you shouldn't expect miracles on a budget) The GHS strings it comes with do need to be replaced to get the best tone from it but again there is a limit to what you should expect tone-wise from it. In experimenting with different strings I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it with a low G set. It gave a reasonable ever bass dimension to the tone and performed better as a low G soprano that a lot ot the more expensive sopranos I have tried, (also given its price point you don't worry about it to much if you have to widen the nut slot to accommodate) the thicker string

News Kala

Kala S-U-B Series Basses

Published on 08/04/11
Kala introduces the Subductive Series of Solid Body U-Basses, the latest addition to Kala's line of 21-inch scale bass instruments.

Kala Solid Body U-Bass

Published on 04/17/11

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