Here’s a nice video from Winter NAMM 2011 of Bakithi Kumalo playing a Kala uBass.
Who says you can’t slap on a uBass?
You’ll notice in the photo (and in the video of course), what looks to be a new style Spruce uBass hanging on the wall behind him. It’s the one with the slotted soundhole. Looks very interesting.
There’s no word on any new acoustic styles yet. Apparently the solidbody models are a higher priority for Kala right now. But hopefully well see some new acoustics from the company real soon.
UPDATE 1/18 3:00 pm: I just got an email from Joy at Kala Brand Music Co. and she says the uBass behind Bakithi is the Hutch Hutchinson Limited Edition uBass. Kala just sold the last two of them to music retailers, she says. She also noted there was a lot of interest in them at NAMM. Does that mean we might see them back again soon? For now, check with your local Kala dealer and see if there are any in the back room!