Tried to Sneak This One By Me, Did Ya?

Kala's new Bakithi Kumalo Signature Fretless uBass

Kala’s new Bakithi Kumalo Signature Fretless uBass

This beauty is the Bakithi Kumalo Signature Fretless uBass. It showed up recently on the Sweetwater web site for sale at $1,099.00 The BK Signature features:

  • Lightweight swamp ash body
  • MI-SI ALIGN active preamp system
  • Preamp charges in 60 seconds for up to 8 hours of playing time
  • Volume control and 2-band EQ
  • Custom HIPSHOT tuners
  • GRAPH TECH Black TUSQ self-lubricating nut
  • Polyurethane strings
  • Meets all airline carry-on requirements
  • Made in the U.S.A
  • Deluxe gig bag with backpack straps included

I guess it makes sense to give BK his own Signature model – he is, after all, one of Kala’s highest profile endorsers.

Not sure how I missed this one.

Anyway, for those of you into specs, here are the particulars:

Specification Detail
Body Type U-Bass Solidbody
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Expresso
Body Material Swamp Ash
Scale Length 21″
Number of Frets Fretless
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12 Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Fret Lines
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape C
Bridge/Tailpiece Rosewood
Tuners Custom Hipshot
Number of Pickups 1
Neck Pickup No Neck Pickup
Middle Pickup No Middle Pickup
Bridge Pickup Passive Shadow Piezo
Controls Custom Mi Si Align Rechargeable Preamp
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number KA-SB4FL-SBN-BKwBAG

Not only that, but it sports Bakithi’s signature on the headstock as well.

Nice job Kala.