The good news that now there’s a new source of uBass information you can sign up for.
The newest entry is from none other than Kala themselves. They’ve been sending out an Ukulele-centric newsletter for years. Now they’ve decided to do a uBass-centric newsletter as well.
Just kidding. We welcome the company.
Besides, what could be better than getting the info from the horse’s mouth, as it were.
According to Mike Upton:
We received feedback requesting a separate newsletter solely focused on the U-Bass. We took your advice, and you can now sign up to receive our brand new U-Bass newsletter.
You can sign up for just the uBass newsletter, just the Ukulele newsletter, or for both. At the bottom of every page on the Kala web site there’s a sign-up box. Just put your email in and you’re good to go.
If you’re already a subscriber to Kala’s Ukulele newsletter, you can update your preferences to include the new newsletter on their web site.
We can’t wait for the first issue to hit our mailbox.
And now the bad news: Kala says they are discontinuing the acoustic California Series uBasses, in order to make room for new and improved models.
In a note on the Kala Facebook page, the company had this to say:
The Kala Acoustic California UBasses will be discontinued and production on these beautiful basses will cease to exist as we put our heads down and start work on the development of our next generation of Kala California Acoustic UBasses over these next six months.
The company notes it has two fretless and one fretted Koa model available for purchase. Get them while you still can. Once they are gone, that’s it for the current Acoustic California uBasses.