U-BASS - The Original

They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. Well if that is the case, then lately we have been very flattered. We are starting to see imitations of our ground-breaking U-BASS coming to market. Our product, support, marketing, and related activities are well advanced of the imitations.


In 2007, when I first met Owen Holt in Hawaii and played his original Big Bufo bass design, it would have been hard for me to imagine that six years later we would have an entire product line dedicated to U-BASS. But I knew, even back then, that there was something special with this instrument and I was hooked.


I was so excited about this slice of thunder that we didn't just look at adding one instrument to our current line-up, but we built a dedicated brand and spent countless hours and resources improving the design, developing new models and introducing thousands of Bass players to the U-Bass.


Today we have over 35 different U-Bass models including Electro-Acoustic models, the SUB solid body series, and our top of the line California solid body models made right here in our Petaluma Custom Shop. We are also tooling up our production for custom California made Electro-Acoustic models of U-Bass! Stay tuned.....


We are so blessed to have some of the greatest bass players in the world endorsing and playing U-BASS on tour and in the studio. But the most amazing thing is having a rabid end-user fan base supporting us. 


Thank you for giving us the support that got us to this level,


Michael Upton

Kala Brand Music Co. 

Nik West playing with Orianthi in Dave Stewart's video from his latest album - video here
The U-BASS brand is being strongly supported by Kala via the web, social media, trade shows, events and artist relations. The U-BASS has its own dedicated Facebook page with close to 3,000 fans, and a typical total reach of 10,000.

A brief look at some of our promotional events:
The support of U-BASS has also gone viral across the web, and has spawned websites and forums dedicated to this very unique instrument. On the TalkBass.com forums the U-BASS section has had close to 50,000 views!  
Here are a few  of the sites that promote U-BASS without Kala support:

Philip Bynoe on tour with Steve Vai
U-BASSISTS On the Road...
The U-BASS is being played by some of the most influential bass players in the world. Every day we're getting new photos and videos from influential artists who love the U-BASS.

 Who plays U-BASS? click here...

Here are just a few cool U-BASSIST photos:
Awards, Articles, and Reviews
  • 2 Time - Music Inc. Best Product
  • Music and Sound Awards Nominee
  • Best In Show NAMM award
  • 3 Time Bass Player Editor Award
  • Worship Magazine Editors Choice Award

Kala Brand Music Co. 1105 Industrial Ave. Petaluma, CA USA 94952  
phone 707.775.4073 email order@kalabrand.com