The Fun Size Travel Bass With A HUGE Sound

With its small body (roughly the size of a baritone ukelele) and ultra-short 21" scale, the U-Bass has a cool bass uke-like look, and a stout, 12 fret neck that will make both bassists and migrating guitarists instantly comfortable.

At the heart of the U-Bass sound and feel is its unique strings. Slick and smooth, these custom-made polyurethane strings tune up in 4ths just like a regular bass (E-A-D-G); their elasticity, low tension, and super thick gauges are key to the U-Bass' gloriously rich, authentic tone which will make itself abundantly present, even when played acoustically... 

But plugged-in, that's when this little beauty really starts to bring the thunder! And with such tonal variety, too — Driving the strings close to the neck delivers a fat, rounded, doghouse bass sound; dig in towards the bridge with your fingertips and you can coax out fluid, funky, flatwound-style ’60s R&B tones. The on-board active electronics (also featuring a built-in tuner) allow for further tonal detailing, with no feedback troubles even at high volumes, whilst the custom Hipshot tuners ensure that tuning remains stable even through long, enthusiastic, playing sessions, which are inevitable, given how much fun you're going to get from this massive sounding, super-flyweight bass.

Available with a choice of woods and appointments, with fretted and fretless options, the U-Bass is a serious, acoustic flavoured instrument that will appeal equally to experienced bassists looking to add some new colour to their tonal palette as well as to any musician on the move who needs a reliable, road-ready go-to bass for stage or studio.

Kala U-Bass - Spruce
Kala Brand Music Co.
Worldwide Export Price: £329.17
UK Price: £395.00 inc. 20% VAT
Kala U-Bass - Spruce - Fretless
Kala Brand Music Co.
Worldwide Export Price: £329.17
UK Price: £395.00 inc. 20% VAT
Kala U-Bass - Exotic Mahogany
Kala Brand Music Co.
Worldwide Export Price: £370.83
UK Price: £445.00 inc. 20% VAT
Aquila ShortBass-One Strings
Worldwide Export Price: £31.67
UK Price: £38.00 inc. 20% VAT
Aquila Silver Rumbler® U-Bass Strings
Worldwide Export Price: £36.67
UK Price: £44.00 inc. 20% VAT
Aquila Thunder Reds® Bass Uke Strings
Worldwide Export Price: £31.67
UK Price: £38.00 inc. 20% VAT

U-Bassists of the World Unite

The charm of the U-Bass has already captivated an impressive and varied line-up of A-List players, proof positive that it is a thoroughly reliable pro-spec instrument, as well as heaps of fun to play.

Johnny Mathis, Stevie Wonder, Lalo Schifrin, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Madonna
Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Daft Punk, Bobby Womack, Michael Jackson, Joe Satriani, Fourplay
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter for NYC indie rockers Vampire Weekend
Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor, Abraham Laboriel Sr., Disciples of Otilia, Miki Santamaria Trio
Jeff Beck, Macy Gray, Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Billy Gibbons, Hans Zimmer
Bassist, composer, MD and producer with Tito Puente, Herb Alpert, Spyro Gyra and Sheila E.
Living Colour, Jungle Funk, Headfake, Mick Jagger, Mos Def, Annie Lennox, Seal
Demi Lovato, Post Malone, Ciara, Juicy J from Three6Mafia, TI, Estelle
Bass player with Grammy Award winning Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
Panic! At The Disco, Miley Cyrus, Troye Sivan, Daya, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Ty Dollar $ign
Paul Simon, Sting, Herbie Hancock, Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, Tedeschi Trucks
Grammy and Emmy nominee and bassist with Steve Vai, G3, Slash, Warlord and Ring of Fire