Petaluma, CA (May 6, 2011) -- Kala Brand Music Co. delivers more bass with less space with the introduction of the revolutionary Solid Body U-Bass. The solidbody design is the next step in the evolution of Kala's line of 21-inch scale bass instruments equipped with Kala's proprietary polyurethane strings that are noted for their incredible bottom end. The new basses are being manufactured in California and assembled in Kala's custom shop. Kala Solid Body U-Basses are available in four- and five-string models, and with the option of a fretted or fretless fretboard. There are four color options that include translucent satin black, skyline red, espresso, and natural ash.
Other specifications include custom Hipshot Tuners, Mi Si Align Active Preamp system with battery free technology, volume control and 2 band EQ and a Graph Tech Black TUSQ nut. A deluxe logo gig bag with plush padding and hidden backpack straps is included with each bass. Kala U-Basses meet all airline carry on size requirements.
"The Kala Solid Body U-Bass is a true innovation in the world of bass," said Hutch Hutchinson, longtime bassist for Bonnie Raitt. "They are really fun to play, sound great live or in the studio, and are extremely portable."
Kala introduced the original U-Bass design in 2009. Since then it has found its way into studios and live performance in the hands of many notable artists that include Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon), Ira Coleman (Sting), Jim Mayer (Jimmy Buffett), and Reggie McBride (Keb Mo). It has also been featured in the popular TV series, Glee.
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