First Look at Kala’s New Upright uBass

Frescia Belmar playing the new Kala Upright uBass.

Frescia Belmar playing the new Kala Upright uBass.

It looks like Kala brought a prototype of its new upright uBass to Bass Player Live this past week.

Bass Player magazine posted a short clip of Chilean bassist Frescia Belmar playing one. The magazine says they will be available sometime in 2016.

From This Clip, it looks like the new uBass upright may have taken some inspiration from the Hofner Beatle bass. It also looks to be a solidbody. From the clip, the scale looks to be about the same as a short scale bass, possibly 28″ or 30″. This one looks to have Pahoehoe strings on it.

I bet it would sound great with metal strings.

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