Kala U-Bass Solid Spruce Mahogany

Bass Ukulele

  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard and bridge: Black walnut
  • Black binding
  • 16 Nickel silver frets
  • Scale: 518 mm (20 3/8")
  • GraphTech TUSQ saddle
  • Shadow U-Bass custom pickup
  • Shadown U-Bass NFX electronics
  • Black custom diecast machine heads
  • Strings: Road Toad Pahoehoe proprietary polyurethanes
  • Total length: 746 mm / 29 3/8"
  • Colour: Natural silk matt
  • Includes deluxe U-Bass bag

Note: Register your product at www.w-distribution.de/warranty and extend the warranty to 4 years.

Further Information

Body Mahogany
Top Spruce
Frets 16
Neck Mahogany
Pickup Yes
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Very pleased with my new bass
WWiilldd, 25.01.2019
I bought my first Kala U- Bass six years ago. It wasn't new, but it was being offered at a bargain price secondhand, so I took a chance. I'd been playing electric bass for thirty years, but I just didn't like how the polyurethane strings felt or sounded.
I kept the bass for a year and sold it for a profit on eBay!
Last year I was attending a ukulele festival in Huddersfield and saw a Kala bass being played with metal roundwound strings and it sounded fantastic! I had a chat with the player and he said that 'normal' bass strings were now available to replace the standard poly strings and it was a simple job to do.
So that's how I ended up buying this 'entry-level' U-Bass and a set of Kala roundwounds on the same order.
When the package arrived, I'm afraid I didn't even try playing the original strings. They came straight off and the metal strings went on. My initial reaction was very positive - nicely in tune - no buzzes - solid sound.
Then I plugged into my 10" bass combo. I was very pleased. This is a very playable instrument. The action could be a lot lower and I will be doing something about that in the near future. But as it stands I am very happy with my purchase.
I know I could have bought something like the Kala U-Bass Striped Ebony 4 RWS, which already comes with roundwounds, but it's nearly £200 more expensive. What I have ended up with is a very simple, no frills, serviceable instrument that sounds good and plays well. Sorted!!
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Very poor quality.
TrEr, 18.03.2019
The first one I got arrived with severe fret buzz on open D plus 1st-5th frets on D-string. I contacted Thomann and they arranged for a return/replacement.

The replacement arrived with a weak/distorted sounding A-string and practically no sound from the E-string. Clearly a faulty pickup. This second one also had ripped inner packaging and signs of being used.

At this point Thomann told me they had no more in stock (which is a bit weird as the website says "available immediately"). So I had to get a refund instead. The instrument is currently in transit back to Germany for a refund.

Both instruments also came with the some of the strings overlapping over themselves on the tuning pegs. This is NOT how these Kala U-basses should be set up.

Very poor quality, avoid!
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