The Colors of Summer NAMM

 

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Sam from Kraft Music shows off the new Kala Journeymen uBasses at Summer NAMM.        Photo: Youtube Screen Capture

 

Here’s a nice video by Kraft Music of the new Kala Journeyman uBasses at Summer NAMM in Nashville. The video features the Mahogany, Black and Red models.

According to Sam in the video, the Mahogany is shipping with Aquila Thundergut strings and the Black and Red are shipping with Kala’s Roundwound metal strings. Each also ships with a Kala gig bag.

The three uBasses retail for $359.99.

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New Journeymen Coming Soon

Kala Journeyman Red and Black

                   The Kala Journeyman will be available in Red and Black later this year.                                     Photo: Kala uBass Blog

 

Apparently Kala has a hit on its hands.

Kala says its brand new Journeyman uBass will be getting two new variations later this year. The model will be available in two new colors: red and black.

The company notes:

The Kala U•Bass has always been beloved for its unique look, feel, portability, and giant low end. When approaching the design of the Journeyman, the first thing we wanted to do was give our next U•Bass a make-over in appearance. We took inspiration directly from our Kala Jazz Tenor Archtops and added stylish f-holes, white binding, and beautiful sounding white Aquila Thundergut strings made in Italy.

The Journeyman was introduced at Winter NAMM earlier this year.

Read more the Journeyman HERE and HERE.

On Sale Now: Kala Paddle Bass

Kala Paddle Bass

You can now order Kala’s new Paddle Bass through the company’s web site.
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In our last post we told you the Kala Paddle Bass was nearly ready for prime time. Well, now it’s on sale on Kala’s web site.

According to the company, the Paddle Bass is:

Simple to use, the single string bass helps players quickly achieve success with music. The Paddle Bass can be played flat on a lap or table, or in a traditional instrument-to-chest position, making it accessible for all players.

Kala says the new bass features:

  • Compact
  • Road Toad Proprietary Polyurethane Pahoehoe String
  • Color-coded & Labeled, Changeable Magnetic Fret Guides
  • Chromatic, Diatonic, & Pentatonic Scales
  • Can be Played Right-handed, Left-handed, & Shared
  • Durable & Easy to Clean
  • Fretless
  • Lays Flat
  • Strap Button
  • Deluxe Gig Bag

All that for $199.99. You can order one HERE.

Kala’s Paddle Bass is Finally a Reality

Kala Paddle Bass

Kala said its new Paddle Bass will be available for purchase on May 4.                              Photo: Kala Instagram Screen capture

 

It took a while, but the long rumored Kala Paddle Bass will finally become a reality next week.

We told you about Kala’s developing the Paddle Bass HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

Kala notes on its Web site and its Instagram feed that the Paddle Bass will be available to purchase on their Web site on Friday, May 4 for $199.95

The lightweight Paddle Bass is a collaborative effort with Kalani Das that was designed as an easy and affordable way to add bass to any setting. The Paddle Bass is the ultimate simple bass made from durable, easy-to-clean material. Compact and easy to transport, it’s perfect for any educational or therapeutic environment. The single string allows students, beginners, and players of all ages and abilities to achieve extremely quick success when played flat on a lap, table, or in the standard instrument to chest position.

The new bass features changeable, color-coded magnetic fretboards with the notes printed on them, making it easy to pick out tunes.

Kala says it is aiming the one-string Paddle Bass at the education and therapy fields.

As it stated in a reply to a comment on its Instagram feed:

This product is not meant to be for everyone but we do think it will serve as a valuable launch pad for very young musicians and music therapy patients.

 

 

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.