Now available in Matte Red Stain with Kala Round Wound Strings! The Journeyman is the grandest U•BASS® in the new line up, made of Mahogany with white binding, f-holes, and a cutaway. The Journeyman is a great for gigging, has the original U•BASS® tone, and it won't break the bank. This U•BASS® is made to take you as far as you want to go. The Journeyman will set you on your way to becoming a master.
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Included add ons
StringsKala Round Wounds
Colours & Materials
Nut & SaddlePlastic
What you get with your ukulele:
Your choice of ukulele bag between 18 options
A complete set of spare strings to back you up
Tuner with LCD display to always give you that sweet sweet sound
Adjustable soft cotton ukulele strap for perfect balance and comfort
68 page ukulele book to guide you through your practice
6-pack of custom designed ukulele felt picks for the classic mellow tone
Foldable A3 chart with 156+ chords to give you quick reminders
A set of fretboard "learn to play" stickers to guide you in your first days
Self-inking ukulele chord stamp
Gold plated ukulele bookmark so your uke’s always on your mind
Ultra-soft microfiber cleaning cloth so your uke is always stunning
Organic cotton bag for your accessories to take them all with you
30-min lesson over skype with a pro to point you in the right direction
Plus 16 tips & tricks emails to keep you motivated and learning with over the shoulders video tutorials.
I bought this bass for the purpose of doing a review and as a big Kala fan.
- Great packaging
- Great sound
- Good setup
- Comes with a gig bag and a bag of goodies
- The fretwork was really poor on the edges. You can feel every fret gliding down the neck
- The new La Bella round wound strings miss the whole point of the Bass Ukelele
So, straight out of the box this was one extremely well packaged bass. Probably the best packaging I've ever seen.
The gig bag is basic but decent quality.
The setup on the bass was pretty good. Needed a small tune and was good to go.
My playing style is predominantly Blues but I put this bass through a ton of genres and sounded amazing on all settings.
I took kit from a clean tone through to heavy Chorus, Distortion, Overdrive and sounded great.
The intonation over the fretboard was miles ahead of other Kalas of similar value that I've played. They have a history for poor intonation pasted the 5th fret but this was bang on.
However, the edges of the fret wire was very poor. The edges were really sharp which was disappointing.
The weight is very light that it feels cheap but the build quality seems pretty good.
Whilst the round wound strings which are now made by La Bella sound amazing but almost miss the point.
It sound like a regular bass guitar. You get a thumpy tone with the treble down on the preamp on the bass but doesn't sound the same.
The other disappointment is you can't put poly strings on without altering the nut as the TUSQ is designed to have round wounds.
It's fun, sounds amazing and is great to play but would have been miles better with the new Kala Flatwounds instead.
The tuner and preamp are decent and no issues.
The new bridge they come with is far better than what was used before and greatly improves the intonation which is really obvious.
The tuners are ok but this model doesn't come with the hipshot that the better models come with.
All in all. It's a good bass for the money but if you can afford the higher models, I would go for it.
I highly recommend getting the model with Aquila Thundergut strings.
The WOW factor started with the unboxing this U-Bass as it is strikingly beautiful. I am an intermediate uke/guitar/bass player and was delighted with the acoustic sound, then I plugged in and knew I had what I wanted and needed in a bass. Bass sound, uke size what is not to like particularly when playing with other uke players. A terrific addition to my small collection. Love it.
I was most surprised to find that the U-Bass had excellent tone to go with its spectacular good looks. The deep tone and wound strings were very welcome, and the U-Bass holds its tuning very well. I tested the built-in tuner and found it works fine but I prefer the clip-on style included in the package. Excellent packing of product and the additional items were a welcome surprise. The strap also included, works very well. Great service and efficient delivery of a quality musical instrument. Love playing the U-Bass!!!
All ukuleles under $1000 are made in China. There are a handful of instruments made in the USA/Australia but they come with a hefty price tag and aren't always worth the price. Often the more affordable instruments are just as good, if not better. At ukulelemate, we have tested thousands of instruments and found the sweetspot where quality meets value.
Yes you can! We have the best returns policy in the Australian music industry. No matter what you buy from us, we will take it back within 60 days and give you a full refund for the original purchase. What's even better - we pay for the return shipping. It's simple and easy.
We offer a lifetime warranty on all products. You won't find this anywhere else in the world, most music stores offer 12 months, maybe 24 months if you are lucky. We sell products that are high quality and will last. We stand behind them with a lifetime warranty.
Each ukulele that leaves our warehouse will undergo a strict QC and setup process by our experienced staff. The setup process if fairly similar for all instruments but we will spend more time on the more expensive models. The budget models will receive all of the crucial checks but we won't spends as much time on things such as fretboard lemon oil.
We package the ukes extremely well with our own thick custom made boxes. Each year we ship thousands of ukuleles all across Australia and the world. We guarantee you will receive your uke in 100% perfect condition.
All orders before 4pm are dispatched same day. We choose the fastest courier based on your postcode. Over 80% of our orders arrive in 1-2 days. If you live in a rural area, it will take a couple of extra days, but we will make sure it's dispatched fast and with the best courier possible.