Kala Journeyman U-Bass

Electro-acoustic U-bass

  • Venetian cutaway
  • Scale: 518 mm
  • Total length: 746 mm
  • Top: Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
  • Bottom and sides: Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
  • Neck: Mahogany (Aucoumea klaineana)
  • Fretboard: Black walnut
  • Bridge: Black walnut
  • Cream coloured binding
  • 16 Nickel silver frets
  • Plastic nut
  • Black Custom die-cast machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: KALA Metal Round Wound strings
  • UK-500B electronics and piezo pickups
  • Finish: Satin
  • Colour: Natural
  • Gig bag included

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Further Information

Body Mahogany
Top Mahogany
Frets 16
Neck Mahogany
Pickup Yes

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Micky P, 13.05.2020
As A Guitarist (Rythm) of many years 12 and 6 string also a few years of Ukelele, I bought a Jazz style Bass Guitar to learn bass, my skills are improving but I find the Jazz Bass heavy it’s OK for jamming but long hours of a Practice I though I would try a U Bass. After studying the market and reviews I settled for the Kala Journeyman and I am not disappointed, it’s light it’s convenient does not need an amp for practice, I can play it for hours. For learning it’s great as I don’t need to stretch fingers as far, The U Bass is well made solid yet light, mine came with wire wound string as opposed to the usual Rubber type. It arrived quickly and intact was well packed with a nice gig bag. For me it’s loud enough acoustically and sounds great through the Amp although I don’t have a bass amp yet I use a Roland Cube 40xl. I travel a lot in a Camper and this with my Travel guitar and Uke will not take to much space. if it had an arched top it would be fantastic, the only thing I don’t like is there is no handy plac3 to rest the thumb. Am looking to fit something to the F hole. A great Instrument.
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The ultimate pocket doubleBass.
Kata, 13.02.2019
I loved the design, and even if I could not try the feel or hear the sound of such a strange instrument before buying it, i just ordered without any hesitation. It's lovely. It's tiny and it sounds nice.

The rubber strings are awkward for sure, playing in tune is difficult, the sound is only similar to a real doublebass sound, but hey... you have a violin sized, zero weight bass instrument. It is awesome.

I use it in small gigs with a world music group and rehearsals mostly, people just love it's look, and sound. Sometimes even musicians wonder, wow that doubleBass (like) sound really comes from that tiny instrument?

And it does. I use the Trace Elliot Elf head with the 1x10 cab, and for a small gig it works like charm. One easy walk from the car to the area, quick setup and ready to gig. The sound is awesome, doubleBass-ish, and loud enough for 40-50ppl sized areas.

I changed the white strings to the red one, more accurate feel and more precise in tune, but it's still just a rubber thing.

+size
+sound
+design (wonderful)
+weight

-playing in tune with the fretted one
-tricky string change
-tuner is semi-accurate
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Superb sound in small package
netcarlos, 13.01.2019
I was very nicely surprised by quality of this instrument. Although China made, it is well made with good craftsmanship and great finish. It even has reinforced neck!

It plays nicely and has surprisingly rich warm acoustic-like sound. It is not that loud to play along with say acoustic guitar, but playing along with piano works very well.

It is great that you can finally have so small instrument with real bass register next to you at home when you got some idea and want to play it or on a trip. That makes you play more!

Built-in tuner is great tool and comes really handy.

Haven't found any cons yet.
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Perfect addition to my rig
edwinm, 04.09.2019
When I showed up at a rehearsal with this instrument, my mates immediately started smiling, and the sound through the amp only broadened their smile (and mine). Tremendously great sound, thumpy and deep, almost an upright quality to it, even though playing it takes a bit of practice, mainly because of the type of strings: not all steel string tricks work on this instrument, esp slides are tricky.

I've since gigged with it, as well as used it on the couch, and it works in all circumstances. It's surprisingly loud without amplification, although it clearly won't match up with a drum kit. Together with my Yamaha THX-10, it makes for the perfect lightweight travel-friendly kit.

Great value for money for sure, would replace immediately if something happened to it.
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