Bass Player News
Kala Announces New U-Bass Artists, Bassists Hutch Hutchinson and Reggie McBride
Bassists Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt) and Reggie McBride (Keb Mo) have joined Kala’s roster of artists endorsing the Kala U-Bass. Hutch has been Bonnie Raitt’s bassist and background vocalist since 1983 during which time he has also worked with artists that include The Neville Brothers, Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Al Green, and B.B. King.
Reggie McBride has had a storied career that began in 1969 at Motown Records backing the likes of Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin. Aside from providing the bottom end for Keb Mo, Reggie has played with other notable artists that include James Brown, Rod Stewart, Elton John, and Don Henley.
About the U-Bass Hutch says, “I love this little bass. It has incredible tone, live and in the studio and it’s also the most portable bass that I’ve ever owned”. Reggie states “The fretless and fretted U-bass have more bottom than any other bass I’ve played.”
The U-BASS is Kala’s innovative 20 inch scale bass which is strung with proprietary polyurethane strings that produce incredible bottom end tone. The U-Bass is available in fretted and fretless models.