Happy Birthday To Us!

 

The uBass Appreciation Society is Celebrating its Sixth Birthday Today.

The uBass Appreciation Society is Celebrating its Sixth Birthday Today.

 

Today is August 23 and it’s our Sixth Birthday.

On this day in 2010, the uBass Appreciation Society sprang to life, celebrating everything that is the Kala uBass. As with our first post, our singular focus was then, and still continues to be, the uBass that Kala brought into this world in 2007.

So sit back, pop a cold beverage, get out your uBass and read a few of our previous posts to celebrate our birthday. Click on any month in the Archives links to the right and relive the past of the uBass.

Not to toot our own horn or anything…well, OK, to toot our own horn…We’ve seen our traffic steadily increase over the past six years. We’re not talking Google-size traffic or anything, but it’s pretty good for a little ad-free blog covering a very narrow subject area.

WordPress tells us that in the past six years we’ve had more than 55,000 visitors and more than 182,000 views of our 254 posts. So far we’ve got 31 followers (with a number of them with us for five years). And that’s to say nothing of the people who pop in and out at various times.

I’d just like to say thank you to everyone for your loyalty. Keep reading. And we’ll keep writing.

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Bakithi Covers Bass Player Magazine

Bakithi Kumalo and his signature uBass on the cover of the October 2016 issue of Bass Player magazine.

Bakithi Kumalo and his signature uBass on the cover of the October 2016 issue of Bass Player magazine.

 

Bakithi Kumalo and his signature Kala uBass cover the October 2016 issue of Bass Player magazine.

It should be hitting the newsstand any day now, so run out and pick it up.

They’re Available for Pre-Order Now

 

Some of the newly redesigned California Series uBass models.

Some of the newly redesigned California Series uBass models.

They’re officially here! The newly updated 2016 California Series Made in the USA uBasses.

There are 13 models in all: 7 four strings and 6 five strings.

Prices range from $899.99-$989.99 for the 4-string models and $989.99-$1,079.99 for the 5-string models. You can pre-order one here.

The prices on Kala’s Web store reflect the 10% discount if you access the store through their Facebook pre-order link (above).

Order one today.

They’re Almost Here!

Bakithi Kumalo with his signature Kala uBass.

Bakithi Kumalo with his signature Kala uBass.

 

The new 2016 USA California Series uBasses, that is. Tomorrow, August 12 is the big day. That’s when they will be available to order through Kala’s web store.

According to the company:

Tomorrow the 2016 California UBasses will be released and available for purchase! We will be including a free brand new Kala UBass T-Shirt with every UBass as well as offering a 10% discount coupon to all customers who order a Ubass! We will also provide free shipping to all U.S. customers!

A free T-Shirt and free US shipping. You can’t beat that.

The new uBasses will be available to order through Kala’s web store here https://shop.kalabrand.com/pages/shop starting tomorrow.

The company notes that the series has been completely updated for 2016:

The California UBass has been cut and sanded to a smoother, more rounded shape–providing ultimate comfortability. We coat the wood in semi-gloss, UV-cured polyester which is durable and environmentally friendly. This is also our largest UBass yet with an overall length of 28.75 inches for 4 strings and a 32.75 inches length for 5 strings!

One of the biggest changes to the news series is in the neck. The new uBasses now sport offset face dot markers, which Kala says offers “a fresh new look and greater visibility” when playing. They updated the neck joint contour for greater access to the upper frets. The uBasses also have a slimmer neck profile.

Kala also posted a neat little video on its Facebook page of the new series being constructed. Check it out here.

And if that’s not enough, Kala also is offering individual customizations on new uBass purchases. Contact the company for more details and pricing.

Keep any eye on Kala’s Facebook page because the company is offering a 10% discount code to purchasers of the new series uBasses.