Putting the Journeyman Through its Paces


Magnus Sjöquist puts the new Kala Journeyman uBass through its paces at Kala’s headquarters. Photo: Kala Facebook Video Screen Capture


If you were wondering how the new Kala Journeyman uBass sounds, wonder no more.

Here’s a video of our friend Magnus Sjöquist giving the new uBass a workout.



It Doesn’t Get Any better Than This

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Nik West with her Signature uBass at the Kala booth at Winter NAMM.


Kala and Nik West.

About as close to perfection as you can get.

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.

The Journeyman in the Hands of a Master


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…


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.