Kala has been turning upright bass literally on its side with the 20 inch scale U.BASS which bassist Dave Pomeroy has dubbed portable and powerful. The U.BASS 2 provides an affordable alternative to the original U.BASS.
Features proprietary Polyurethane Strings, a passive pickup system with 4 individual piezo elements, Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and solid mahogany neck. Plus the U.BASS 2 sports a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides.
The compact size makes the U.BASS 2 extremely portable and able to meet all carry-on standards. Its deep bass tone makes the U.BASS 2 ideal for live and studio applications. Noted U.BASS users include Jim Mayer (Jimmy Buffet), Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon) and Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt). Because of its size and ease of playing, dealers and teachers are discovering that the U.BASS makes an excellent bass for student bassists.
Comes equipped with a heavily padded gig bag.