Sales/Marketing Mgr. Rick Carlson Leaves Kala to Join Phil Jones Bass

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Rick Carlson is leaving Kala to become head of marketing at Phil Jones Bass. Photo: Rick Carlson

Rick Carlson, head of sales and marketing at Kala Brand Music, has left that position and will join Phil Jones Bass/Pure Sound as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Carlson was instrumental in the introduction of the Kala uBass. No stranger to the bass market, Carlson also worked at SWR Engineering Inc. and ACE Products Group.

Phil Jones, head of Phil Joes Bass, said,“Rick brings a proven industry track record along with a pedigree in the bass world that fits perfectly with our plans for the future and the expansion of our brand.

Carlson said he is happy to work with Phil Jones, whom he noted creates bass amp designs that “are at the cutting edge of engineering in bass amplification.”

Carlson did not say why he left Kala.



Solidbody uBass Spotted in the Wild

Well, not exactly in the wild, but at Musikmesse 2011 in Germany.

Kala’s marketing guru Rick Carlson spoke with Premier Guitars’ Charles Saufley in Frankfurt about the Solidbody uBass.

Check out this video of the Solidbody in action (sort of).

It’s obvious the Saufley doesn’t know much about basses and practically nothing about the uBass (solidbody or acoustic) from the questions he asks. But Kala’s Rick Carlson explains it to him.

Some of the comments on PG’s YouTube page complain that the Solidbody “doesn’t sound good.” But that’s not the bass, that’s Torsten’s crappy playing. But, hey, what can you expect from a guitar magazine.