Happy Birthday Nik

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Nik West and her uBass in her video for the song “My Relationship.” Photo: YouTube Screen Capture.

 

Today is Kala uBass player and uBass Artist Nik West‘s birthday.

Let’s all wish her a wonderful birthday uBass style.

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I am the Passenger

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Kala’s new Passenger uBass on display at Winter NAMM 2018. This photo is from the Bass Player Magazine Instagram.

The Journeyman in the Hands of a Master

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Magnus Sjöquist demoing the new Kala Journeyman uBass at the Winter NAMM show.          Photo: Kala Brand Music Co.

 

Kala posted on its Facebook page a photo (above) of our friend and uBass player extraordinaire Magnus Sjöquist demoing their new Journeyman uBass at the Winter NAMM 2018 pre-show.

I’m sure Magnus will have a full review for us to read on his Play UBass! blog once he returns from the show.

Kala also says a video is coming soon. So stay tuned.

 

And Now For Something Completely Different…

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Kala will be introducing the new Striped Ebony uBass at Winter NAMM 2018. Photo: Kala Brand Music Co.

 

Kala comes to Winter NAMM 2018 armed with new – and pretty cool – uBass and Ukulele models.

In the uBass Department, we have what is arguable Kala’s coolest model, the Striped Ebony uBass.

According to the company:

This beautiful U•Bass has a deep brown color with reddish-brown striping in a satin finish. The Maple binding creates a striking contrast with the Striped Ebony body, helping the wood grain stand out.

Kala also notes that the Striped Ebony comes equipped with a GraphTech TUSQnut, Hipshot Ultralite tuners, and a Shadow uBass NFX preamp with EQ and built-in tuner.

The new model will be available in fretted and fretless, with Pahoehoe strings. Kala Round Wound strings are also available as an option.

Four Years in the Making

 

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Kala updated the Rumbler uBass with new electronics and a built-in tuner. Photo: Kala Brand Music Co.

 

The Kala Rumbler uBass is getting an update.

Four years after being introduced, the Rumbler now sports electronics by Shadow Electronics and a built-in tuner. It also has Silver Rumbler strings by Aquila.

Kala notes the Rumbler is the most affordable uBass in its lineup at $420.