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From Kala comes this stripped-down U bass aptly named the Wanderer for its compact size. This incredibly affordable acoustic-electric bass delivers the same booming low-end sound as other U-basses in this popular line.
From Kala comes this stripped-down U bass aptly named the Wanderer for its compact size. This incredibly affordable acoustic-electric bass delivers the same booming low-end sound as other U-basses in this popular line. The Wanderer features an all-mahogany body that delivers a rich, full low tone that has become legendary for sounding very much like a full upright double bass. And since this little uke-style instrument uses traditional bass tuning, there's virtually no learning curve if you're used to a standard bass guitar. It also comes with a UK-500B Piezo pickup for stellar amplified tone and fits easily into overhead compartments on planes, trains, or the backseat of your car — a feature bassists here at Sweetwater really love.
The Kala U-Bass comes with Kala's unique polyurethane strings. These lightweight, large-diameter strings provide plenty of low-frequency oomph and resonate with a deep, rich, wooden quality that's both reminiscent of a coveted upright sound and colored with a uniquely musical U-Bass quality all its own. And, they feel great under the fingers for hours of playing.
As an acoustic instrument, another major factor in the Wanderer U-Bass's tone is the selection of tonewoods. This U-Bass gives you the characteristically full-bodied sound of mahogany construction. Plus, it looks simply amazing! Add to that a walnut fingerboard and a walnut bridge and you get a kind of dark warmth that blossoms with every note.
Introduced on the 2013 edition of the U-Bass, Kala's custom Piezo electronics give this U-Bass a vibrant and realistic sound when you play plugged in. An active equalizer lets you tweak your tone, effortlessly meeting the needs of even the most demanding venues. What's more, Kala's UK-500B electronics even equip this U-Bass with an onboard tuner — an essential part of any musician's live kit.