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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...Read More

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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
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

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(1 of 1 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.

     
    5.0

    Very nice bass after doing a setup

    By Colorado Rocky

    from Colorado

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    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.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Short Scale Bass

      By Stiffkitty

      from Greenfield, WI

      About Me Professional Musician

      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.

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Pfat driving tone

        By billiam

        from Arizona

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        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.

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