It’s not a uBass. But it is small. And it is a bass.
It’s the new Kala Paddle Bass. The company unveiled the new paddle-shaped instrument at the NAMM Show earlier today.
Kala says that the new bass is aimed at “those who are brand new to the bass and for schools who want to add a cheap alternative to their ensemble.” The frets are marked with their respective notes. This one is tuned to “G.”
It looks to be a one string short scale bass. Most likely uBass scale. The string looks to be a Pahoehoe.
Kala says it’ll have more info about the little bass after the NAMM Show.
While one string basses are not new, this one looks to be a lot of fun to play. It may find a home among uBass players, as well as kids and schools.