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Rating and Reviews: Kala EM U-BASS

Made with exotic mahogany, this tiny acoustic-electric bass has a warm, full-bodied sound and stunning good looks -- and the portability of a ukulele.

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"Small size BIG Sound" submitted November 17, 2014

By Charles S in Dwight, IL
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Musical Background: Guitar, Bass and about anything with strings
Music Style: Country, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass
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Overall: My wife and I have been playing for more years then we care to count. My Wife is the main bass player and when her RA set in it almost ended her playing. Her hands wouldn't work for more than a few songs due to the pain. When we found at the Kala it was a god send she can play for full 3-4 hr. jam without pain (due to the light touch). Small size Big sound tells it all. Pick one up, plug it in, and be prepared to be amazed. The sound it low and true as any bass. If you’re not looking at it you can’t tell the difference from the sound. There is a slight learning curve do to the short scale 21". Easy to play, sounds great, light and small (making it easy to transport for jams or anything else). You can get almost any sound you want from it. One thing it doesn’t do well is string bends. The rubber feeling strings require more time to stay in tune as they keep stretching, once set they stay in tune as well as most. We have both a hollow body and a solid body and love them both. They offer both a fretted and fretless models.(Not tried the fretless) Over all it’s a great addition too or replacement for your standard base.
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"tiny touch" submitted August 25, 2015

By Joey Diablo
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Musical Background: I jam at home with 3 basses, 5 ukes, 4 guitars
Music Style: rock pop
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Overall: only the slightest of pressure can be used on the 1st fret or buzz. Nice rich deep sound with an added delayed thump sound as if a drummer was in exact unison, neat! Right hand placement determines P or J tone, preamp tone & volume control really allows this uke to be what it needs to be for that moment.
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"soft & smooth" submitted August 13, 2015

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Overall: So little effort is needed compared to my short Fender or standard Tobias Bass. Huge upright sound. The rubber strings take a bit to get used to... my favorite bass now.
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