Kala U-Bass All Solid Mahogany

Expert Review

There’s no way around it, size does matter. However, in the case of Kala’s U-Bass All Solid Mahogany fretless acoustic bass, it’s not quite what you would imagine. With an appearance that makes it look a lot like the ukuleles that Kala is known for making, this is a 21 inch short-scale bass able to pack a mighty punch despite its physical limitations. The proprietary polymer strings produced by Kala give this little guy an impressively deep bass resonance. Of course, the tone of this bass also owes a lot to its solid all-mahogany build; this thing does NOT sound like a ukulele, that’s for sure.

The fretless fingerboard is made of rosewood, so you’ll be able to comfortably execute jazz-like maneuvers, all while adding a bit of bright warmth to the dark and bass-driven mix. The customized electronics built into the U-Bass incorporate many tools to help you perfect your tone when you plug this thing in. An active EQ assists in helping you tweak the frequencies of your tone, while an onboard tuner is a real lifesaver for when you have to get your situation straight while onstage. This instrument also comes with a deluxe hard-foam case to protect your new travel buddy.Rating: 4.25/5

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