Kala Journeyman U-Bass

Electro-Acoustic U-Bass

  • Venetian cutaway
  • Scale: 518 mm
  • Total length: 746 mm
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Black walnut
  • Bridge: Black walnut
  • Cream-coloured binding
  • 16 Nickel silver frets
  • Plastic nut
  • Black custom diecast tuners
  • Covered with Aquila Thundergut strings
  • UK-500B electronics and piezo pickups
  • Satin finish
  • Colour: Natural
  • Includes gigbag

Note: Register your purchase at www.w-distribution.de/Warranty for an extended warranty of 4 years.

Further Information

Body Mahogany
Top Mahogany
Frets 16
Neck Mahogany
Pickup Yes

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Perfect addition to my rig
edwinm, 04.09.2019
When I showed up at a rehearsal with this instrument, my mates immediately started smiling, and the sound through the amp only broadened their smile (and mine). Tremendously great sound, thumpy and deep, almost an upright quality to it, even though playing it takes a bit of practice, mainly because of the type of strings: not all steel string tricks work on this instrument, esp slides are tricky.

I've since gigged with it, as well as used it on the couch, and it works in all circumstances. It's surprisingly loud without amplification, although it clearly won't match up with a drum kit. Together with my Yamaha THX-10, it makes for the perfect lightweight travel-friendly kit.

Great value for money for sure, would replace immediately if something happened to it.
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The ultimate pocket doubleBass.
Kata, 13.02.2019
I loved the design, and even if I could not try the feel or hear the sound of such a strange instrument before buying it, i just ordered without any hesitation. It's lovely. It's tiny and it sounds nice.

The rubber strings are awkward for sure, playing in tune is difficult, the sound is only similar to a real doublebass sound, but hey... you have a violin sized, zero weight bass instrument. It is awesome.

I use it in small gigs with a world music group and rehearsals mostly, people just love it's look, and sound. Sometimes even musicians wonder, wow that doubleBass (like) sound really comes from that tiny instrument?

And it does. I use the Trace Elliot Elf head with the 1x10 cab, and for a small gig it works like charm. One easy walk from the car to the area, quick setup and ready to gig. The sound is awesome, doubleBass-ish, and loud enough for 40-50ppl sized areas.

I changed the white strings to the red one, more accurate feel and more precise in tune, but it's still just a rubber thing.

+size
+sound
+design (wonderful)
+weight

-playing in tune with the fretted one
-tricky string change
-tuner is semi-accurate
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