Kala Releases the 5-String SUB U-Bass

Kala Goes Even Lower With The 5-String SUB U-Bass
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Kala Goes Even Lower With The 5-String SUB U-Bass
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Kala recently introduced a 5 String SUB Series of Solid Body U-Basses, the latest addition to Kala's revolutionary line of short scale bass instruments. Since 2011, the S-U-B Series has offered an affordable four string alternative to Kala's USA manufactured solid body basses. Fans of the four string models have consistently asked about the possibility of a five string model. Kala has answered that request with four new models for 2015. 

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The new 5-string SUB models are equipped with Kala's proprietary polyurethane strings, a Shadow active pickup system with volume control and 2 band EQ, Custom Hipshot Licensed Tuners, and Graph Tech Black Tusq self-lubricating nut.

Five string fretted versions are available in Sunburst, Cherryburst, Red, and Black finishes. All Kala U-Basses are very portable and meet most airline carry on requirements. A Custom Deluxe Logo Gig bag is included in the price of each instrument. List price is $619.

Notable awards for the U-BASS include NAMM Best in Show, 3 Editor Pick awards from Bass Player Magazine, 2 MIPA International press awards, 3 Music Inc. Product of the year awards and many others. It is chosen by bass players including Nathan East, Billy Sheehan, Abraham Laboriel, Bakithi Kumalo, and Steve Bailey.

Established in 2005, Kala Brand Music Co. will mark its 10th anniversary in 2015. Kala offers over 200 models of Ukulele, the Kala U-BASS, Kala Guitars, and an extensive line of ukulele and U-BASS accessories. Kala Brand Music Co. also distributes Aquila Strings.




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