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Epiphone Limited Edition Allen Woody Rumblekat Blue Royale Bass Guitar Chicago Pearl

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The Ltd. Ed. Allen Woody Rumblekat Blue Royale is a Musician's Friend exclusive model in a beautiful Chicago Blue Pearl color finish along with disti...Click To Read More About This Product

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Legendary Allen Woody designed bass.

The Ltd. Ed. Allen Woody Rumblekat Blue Royale is a Musician's Friend exclusive model in a beautiful Chicago Blue Pearl color finish along with distinctive œRoyale style Silver Sparkle binding. It features superb Epiphone pickups and electronics along with the rock solid hardware you™ve come to expect from Epiphone.

Legendary Allen Woody Rumblekat
The Epiphone Allen Woody Rumblekat bass was the result of a historic collaboration with Epiphone and the late great Allen Woody, the legendary bassist for the Allman Brothers Band and Gov™t Mule. The Allen Woody Rumblekat is one of the few pro electric basses available anywhere with a 30" scale length (compared to the "standard" scale length of 34"). And now Allen Woody' masterpiece gets the Blue Royale treatment.

Timeless Construction and Style
The Ltd. Ed. Allen Woody Rumblekat Blue Royale features a 2.1" thick sound chambered mahogany body while the top of the Rumblekat is made of 5-ply flame maple. There are no f-holes but the lightweight and sound chambered body produces clear and complex low-end tones. The body, mahogany neck, and headstock are set off by multi-layer œRoyale style Silver Sparkle Binding complimented by a rare Chicago Blue Pearl color finish. The Silver Sparkle bound rosewood fingerboard has 20 frets, pearloid "dot" inlays, a 12" radius and Epiphone' equally classic Clipped Dovewing 2+2 headstock which also includes Allen Woody' distinctive signature.

Epiphone Timeless Tone
The Ltd. Ed. Allen Woody Rumblekat Blue Royale is powered by a NYR mini Bass humbucker neck pickup and a NYT mini-humbucker pickup mounted in the middle position. With their smaller size, narrow magnetic field, and unique design combination, the mini-humbucker produces a bright and focused output while retaining "hum-free" performance. The Rumblekat' pickups are modeled after classic electric guitar mini-humbuckers (found in classics like the Epiphone Riviera and late-'60s Les Pauls) and feature adjustable pole pieces, enamel wire, bar ceramic magnets and rounded gold plated covers set in a unique black mounting ring with height adjustment gold screws.

Each pickup features full-function volume knobs”Black Top Hats with metal inserts--for each pickup and a Master Tone knob using full-size 500KkOhm potentiometers. As Bassics Magazine said in their starred review: "Using the tone knob and a little pickup bleeding, you can really get this thing to shake the walls in the lower register and have a nice open singing sound in the upper registers."

Epiphone œRoyale Hardware
The Ltd. Ed. Allen Woody Rumblekat Blue Royale has an Allen Woody-approved road tested bridge personally selected by Allen for the Rumblekat, and is height-adjustable at three points, making for a bass that can easily conform to any playing style. Along with Epiphone premium die-cast sealed-gear 17:1 machine heads, a œtortoise shell style control plate, Epiphone' heavy-duty ¼ all-metal output jack, and solid nickel hardware, the Ltd. Ed. Allen Woody Rumblekat Blue Royale is a beautiful instrument that comes with the security of knowing you can count on years of uninterrupted playing on stage and in the studio.

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FEATURES
Neck
Shape: SlimTaper D
Wood: Mahogany
Neck joint: Set
Scale length: 30"
Truss rod: Standard
Finish: Gloss
Pickups
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Pickup configuration: HH
Neck: NYR mini humbucker
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: NYT mini humbucker
Brand: Epiphone
Series or parallel: Series
Active preamp: Not applicable
Special electronics: Not applicable
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12"
Fret size: Medium-jumbo
Number of frets: 20
Inlays: Dot
Nut material: Info not available
Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
Body
Cutaway: Double cutaway
Construction: Chambered soldibody
Body wood: Mahogany
Top wood: Laminated maple
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Controls
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
Pickup switch: 3-Way
Coil tap or split: Not applicable
Tone switching: No
Special switching: Not applicable
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Vintage 3-point adjustable
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast
Color: Nickel
Other
Number of strings: 4
Pickguard: No
Special features: Pickups
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: Info not available
Country of origin: Indonesia

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EpiphoneLimited Edition Allen Woody Rumblekat Blue Royale Bass Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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    • Experienced (3)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Short Scale Bass

By Stiffkitty

from Greenfield, WI

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Allen Woody Rumblekat Blue Royale Bass Guitar:

    I've always been interested in trying the Allen Woody bass, but didn't really like the red-wine finish. So when it became available in the blue version, I pulled the trigger. Bass is comfortable to play on a 4hr. gig. Pickups are a little on the thin side (sound wise) with the original strings. (haven't put flat wounds on yet) Fit and finish is top notch. Setup was decent right out of the box. Would have preferred a cream or white binding (Didn't realize it was silver sparkle) position markers are black and a little hard to see on stage against the silver metal flake binding. Other than that, great short scale bass for 50's - 60's rock, country, blues; if your looking for slap and snap, this isn't the bass for you. Very happy with this purchase.

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Pfat driving tone

    By billiam

    from Arizona

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Allen Woody Rumblekat Blue Royale Bass Guitar:

      It is a short scale bass that is a bit neck-heavy due to the hollow body. It is my-go-to bass. No active electronics, this guy just grinds and drives the amp. The short scale makes navigation a real breeze.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice addition to my Royale collection

      By 50 Down

      from Highspire, PA

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Plastic knobs

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Allen Woody Rumblekat Blue Royale Bass Guitar:

      So far only got to record with it.

      Plays fantastically with no issues.

      Although just a personal preference thing, had to change out the stock knobs for a nice set of knurled barrel knobs.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Update to my previous review

      By Colorado Rocky

      from Colorado

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Allen Woody Rumblekat Blue Royale Bass Guitar:

        In my previous review I may have been a little harsh and misleading. The setup from the factory was pretty good and just needed some adjustments to the pickups and bridge. The quality is top notch and what I've come to expect from Epiphone. It's a very nice bass with a warm tone and easy playability being a short scale bass.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very nice bass after doing a setup

        By Colorado Rocky

        from Colorado

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        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Allen Woody Rumblekat Blue Royale Bass Guitar:

          This bass is a nice alternative to the wine red model and very attractive. It came poorly setup but after going through it and making the necessary adjustments and installing DR sunbeams it was transformed into a excellent sounding and playing bass. It is a keeper and a very rewarding purchase.

           
          4.0

          would buy again, great color

          By ginger

          from nc

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Allen Woody Rumblekat Blue Royale Bass Guitar:

          original strings had buzz, replaced with DR Legend flats and was able to lower the action, big improvement

           
          5.0

          Best Bass in the price range

          By Low End Monster

          from Cleveland TN

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Allen Woody Rumblekat Blue Royale Bass Guitar:

            This is a pro quality bass, that is fun to play! I gigged with this bass the first week I got it! Great rumble, old school tone!

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