Kala Journeyman Ukulele Bass Review

9.7

This is a cool looking and unique acoustic electric U-Bass.  This bass ukulele has two f-holes as opposed to the more traditional cutaway.  Sounds good, looks cool.

$299.99
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This is a great UBASS so we’ve included it in discovering best bass ukuleles.  Kala really makes great Ukuleles in general and the Kala UBASS Journeyman Acoustic-Electric Ukulele Bass Guitar is no exception.  

Features:

  • Mahogany Wood Back & Sides 
  • Mahogany Wood Top 
  • Cream Binding
  • Venetian Style Cutaway
  • Mahogany Neck
  • UK-500B Piezo Pickup
  • Padded Gig Bag
  • Built In Tuner

The Mahogany body has a classic look, but f-holes without the traditional cutaway really stands out and gives the Kala Journeyman U-Bass a vibe.

The tone on this U-Bass is unique as the natural reverb is different from most others.  The UK-500B Piezo pickup really brings the tone to life when amplified.  

The feel of this bass is more like a traditional bass guitar.  The Silver-Wound strings provide that traditional feel while still doing a good job of holding tune.


 

9.7 Expert Score

The Kala Journeyman Acoustic Electric U-Bass is a beautiful Ukulele Bass that has the look of a violin or cello with it’s unique design with it’s two F-Holes set on a Mahogany body.

The UK-500B Piezo pickup captures the tone extremely well, offering both exceptional acoustic and electric tones.  With a standard bass tuning and a baritone range, the Journeyman is an excellent U-Bass.

With the Kala Journeyman U-Bass using silver-wound strings, this bass ukulele has the feel of a standard bass.  This features sets the Journeyman apart from some of Kala’s other bass ukuleles as many of their other models use polyurethane strings.

Overall, this is a solid Bass-Ukulele and offers nice variety to more traditional models.

Sound
9.7
Build
9.6
Look
9.7
PROS
  • It’s fun to play this UBass. It is compact and easy on the hands.
  • There is a unique tone to this bass ukulele that would be great for country music or bluegrass.
CONS
  • Not as versatile as some other bass ukuleles as the tone is so unique and particular.

Price history for Kala Journeyman UBass Black U-BASS Mahogany with Gig Bag - New
Latest updates:
  • $359.00 - July 17, 2022
  • $362.20 - July 16, 2022
  • $359.00 - May 24, 2022
  • $360.01 - May 22, 2022
  • $360.05 - May 17, 2022
  • $359.00 - May 4, 2022
  • $360.26 - May 2, 2022
Since: February 14, 2022
  • Highest Price: $442.17 - March 12, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $349.99 - February 16, 2022