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Kala Solid 4 fretless Myrtle SOLD

Kala Solid 4 fretted Walnut £950 free UK shipping In stock now!

Add EU mainland shipping £20

Add clip on tuner, ideal for U Bass £13.99


Ex display Special offer - save over £500!!

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  3. A new range of hand built solid bodied 4 and 5 string U basses made from select lightweight Swamp ash, maple necks and rosewood fingerboards. New custom bridge and active bass and treble controls take the U bass to new levels. We can also offer Pyramid hand wound silver coated brass strings or neoprene strings.

















Actual instruments show - please click on images to enlarge;


Myrtle fretless- below (list £1599)



Walnut  below (list £1599)




Walnut with Pyramid strings  below SOLD




California Solid Body U-BASSES

The Kala U-BASS is truly a ground breaking short scale bass that produces the same pitches as a standard bass instrument and is tuned in traditional bass tuning, E-A-D-G. These models are made in Kala's Custom Shop in Petaluma California USA. There is also the 5 string model with a low B and a slightly longer scale.

Specifications;

  1. MADE IN USA

  2. GRAPH TECH Black TUSQ nut

  3. Tuners: Custom Hipshot

  4. Neck wood: Maple

  5. Fretboard: Rosewood

  6. Frets: Jumbo 6105

  7. Bridge: Custom Rosewood

  8. Electronics: Custom system designed by LR Baggs and Mi-Si electronics

  9. Body wood: Select Swamp Ash

  10. Scale Length: 4 string models 21” 5 string models 23.5”

  11. Neck Contour: Vintage P-style Fretboard

  12. Radius: 12

  13. Weight: Between 2 and 3 kgs






California Exotic Top Solid Body U-BASSES

Our custom shop has made our California Solid-Body U-BASS even more exotic by adding unique figured top grade woods to the select swamp ash body.

Custom tops are being hand-made in Redwood, Koa, Walnut, Maple, and Myrtle. Available fretted, or fretless in 4 and 5 strings models.

The Kala U-BASS is truly a ground breaking short scale bass that produces the same pitches as a standard bass instrument and is tuned in traditional bass tuning, E-A-D-G. These models are made in Kala's Custom Shop in Petaluma California USA.

  1. MADE IN USA

  2. GRAPH TECH Black TUSQ nut

  3. Tuners: Custom Hipshot

  4. Neck wood: Maple

  5. Fretboard: Rosewood

  6. Frets: Jumbo 6105

  7. Bridge: Custom Rosewood

  8. Electronics: LR Baggs U-BASS Custom Electronics

  9. Body: Top grade exotic wood top on Select Swamp Ash body

  10. Scale Length: 4 string models 21” 5 string models 23.5”

  11. Neck Contour: Vintage P-style Fretboard

  12. Radius: 12

  13. 4 string (Walnut/Myrtle/Redwood/Maple ) £1399, 4 string Koa - £1499

  14. 5 string (Walnut/Myrtle/Redwood/Maple ) £1499, 4 string Koa - £1599





MAPLE MODELS: KA-SB5FL-MAPL (shown), KA-SB5FS-MAPL, KA-SB4FL-MAPL, KA-SB4FS-MAPL


REDWOOD MODELS: KA-SB5FL-RDWD, KA-SB5FS-RDWD, KA-SB4FL-RDWD, KA-SB4FS-RDWD (shown)



KOA MODELS: KA-SB5FL-KOA (shown), KA-SB5FS-KOA, KA-SB4FL-KOA, KA-SB4FS-KOA


WALNUT MODELS: KA-SB5FL-WLNT, KA-SB5FS-WLNT, KA-SB4FL-WLNT (shown), KA-SB4FS-WLNT



MYRTLE MODELS: KA-SB5FL-MRTL (shown), KA-SB5FS-MRTL, KA-SB4FL-MRTL, KA-SB4FS-MRTL


On order - please call to reserve one of these basses;


4 string Myrtle top fretless

4 string Hawaiin Koa top fretless

5 string Hawaiin Koa top fretless


Battery/eq compartment



Kala S-U-B  Solid Body 

  1. Gloss Black or Gloss Re

  2. Fretted

  3. Poplar body

  4. Bolt-on Maple neck with rosewood fretboard

  5. HIPSHOT licensed tuning machines

  6. Rosewood nut

  7. SHADOW active pickup system with volume control and 2-band EQ

  8. Proprietary Polyurethane strings

  9. U-Bass logo gig bag included







Thundergut® is a special very elastic and dense material developed by us in our headquarter that assure superior performances over the common polyurethane and silicon rubber bass strings available in the market. Thundergut® assure fast and stable intonation; no sweaty finger's slipping on the strings. These are an off white colour.


£29.95







The new Silver Rumbler strings are made exclusively for Kala by Aquila; they have a little bit more tension than the classic UBASS strings. They use a special "Nylgut" compound to give them increased density and stability - as well as, they claim, the ability to resonate tone at very low frequencies. They reportedly have a clearer tone and solid low end - and are significantly different than the Kala Pahoehoe U-Bass set. This is the "OEM" string that comes stock on the Rumbler U-Bass.

£29.95







THUNDER REDS®

The Thunder Reds sets: a unique look and a strong, consistent sound.

Until now, it was necessary to increase a string’s gauge to reach lower frequencies. But increasing the string’s diameter also increases internal dampening. That makes the string less bright, less responsive and more muffled:

the thicker the string, the duller the sound.

Our revolutionary new approach —never introduced before us— changes the specific weight of the material, increasing it progressively to leave the gauge unchanged.


Red Series strings are basically a mixture of elastic plastic mixed with copper metal powder to make the sound rich and powerful. They are designed and manufactured at our headquarters in Vicenza – Italy

Key Features:

1) A powerful sound, rich and warm, excellent sustain.

A truly innovative sound with sonority very similar to the timbre of the double bass. There is nothing comparable with these strings on the market, either wound or in alternative materials.

2) They do not rotate and do not stick:
in the past the attempt of many companies by experimenting with new materials to produce alternative strings to traditional wound strings achieved poor results due to resistance of the material to the fingers, such as for silicone, or for annoying rotation of the string that makes extremely difficult to play.




If you like the small size and playability of the U-Bass, but prefer for a more traditional "electric" vibe and feel, these strings may be what you're looking for.

They have a nylon/silk core, wound in silver-plated copper. They have an overall tension, sustain and tone of a more traditional electric-acoustic bass, so if you're looking for the U-Bass to fill that particular role, these are the strings to use.


Costs 4 string set £30 (list £39), 5 string set £40 (list £45)



NOTE: The new version of these strings features sufficient length to fit the SUB solid-body basses.



Amplification for KALA U Bass bass.

  1. A less expensive, compact lower powered combo we recommend would be the EBS Session 60 combo - our most popular practise combo.

  2. PHIL JONES BASS CUB 100w combo - the smallest, lightest combo at Bass Direct

  3. Phil Jones Double 4 combo  - super high quality, very compact and light!

  4. TC Electronic BG250 208 Combo - Ideal for U bass and expandable

  5. TC Electronic BG250 112  Combo - Perfect for U bass - a bit more oomph than the 208 and slightly larger



 

Unit 12, Rigby Close

Heathcote Ind Est

Warwick, CV34 6TH

Tel: 01926 886433






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