Road Toad
Music
Owen Holt of Road Toad Music has been doing bass designs for Kala Brand
Music Company since 2008. The original Mahogany U-Bass was based on the
Road Toad Big Bufo Bass. Below is information on the various U-Bass models:
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The original U-Bass is built based on a baritone ukulele sized
body and a 20-1/8" scale length. It is available in right hand
models in fretted or fretless with inlaid fretlines. All have a
radiused fingerboard, custom black Hipshot Ultralite Bass
Machines, black Pahoehoe Bass Strings, Shadow Bass
Pickup and a Kala foam shell hard case. Available in solid
mahogany or solid acacia.
The Spruce Top U-Bass is built based on a baritone ukulele
sized body and a 20-1/8" scale length. It is available in right
hand models in fretted or fretless with inlaid fretlines. All
have a radiused fingerboard, custom black bass machines,
black Pahoehoe Bass Strings, Shadow Bass Pickup and a
Kala Deluxe Logo Bag. Available with solid spruce top and
laminate mahogany back and sides.
New for 2011, the USA built Solid Body U-Bass is the
next step in the U-Bass line. The instrument is
manufactured in California and features a 21" scale
radiused fingerboard, custom black Hipshot Ultralite
Bass Machines, black Pahoehoe Bass Strings, Graph
Tech Tusq nut, Shadow Bass Pickup and green
technology Mi-Si active 2 band battery-free Preamp.
A deluxe padded gig bag and preamp charger is included. Available currently as a
four string model as fretted or fretless in four colors: Skyline Red, Translucent Satin
Black, Espresso and Natural Ash. A five string model will be available soon.
Keep tuned in for more new U-Bass models!