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Kala Rumbler Fretted Acoustic-Electric U-Bass Natural Mahogany (Open Box)
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Product# H99419
OVERVIEW

Standard bass pitches in a compact instrument.

The Kala Rumbler is the latest model in Kala Brand's distinctive line of award-winning portable U-Bass instruments. The Rumbler takes the U-Bass into a new dimension with the addition of custom engineered electronics and new proprietary strings, at an economically friendly price. The Rumbler design integrates a specially designed Kala electronic system with a piezo pickup and is equipped with an active EQ with built-in tuner. Each bass is strung with Kala Silver Rumbler Strings which are proprietary U-Bass strings designed and manufactured exclusively for Kala Brand Music by Aquila strings. Padded gig bag included. Die-cast U-Bass tuners, Laminate mahogany construction, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard and bridge.

FEATURES
  • Laminate Mahogany back and sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • 16 frets
  • 21 inch scale
  • Custom Die Cast Tuners
  • Kala Silver Rumbler Strings
  • Custom Kala inlay
  • Kala electronic system with an active EQ and built in tuner
  • Includes a Deluxe U-Bass Embroidered Gig Bag
  • Meets most airline carry-on requirements

You'll be amazed at what this low profile instrument can do.

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KalaRumbler Fretted Acoustic-Electric U-Bass
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 9 customers

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4.0

A real head turner, everyone asks where I got it

By Bill

from Missouri

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Kala Rumbler Fretted Acoustic-Electric U-Bass:

    I am primarily a rhythm guitar player, but started out on bass in the 60's. After hearing/seeing one of these used by a professional group on a cruise 18 months ago, I thought I might like to get one.

    Finally bit the bullet and I've had this Rumbler about a month now; it really makes playing bass more fun. A number of other musicians have remarked that it sounds just like an upright bass and I agree.

    The only issue I have is that the rubber strings kind of like to hold on to my fingers. I've tried ghs Fast Fret, but that doesn't work. Will probably try Finger Ease next.

     
    5.0

    Fun instrument

    By Ronnie

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Rumbler Fretted Acoustic Electric U-BASS:

    Good sound. Good value. Rubber strings take some getting used to.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    i have the exotic mahogany version .

    By Loren the teach.

    from stockton california

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • all of the above
      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Kala Rumbler Fretted Acoustic-Electric U-Bass:

      i am the music teacher for Mau Loa Ukulele and also play ubass with 2 other ukulele groups. all three groups love the sound of my Ubass. i especially love it 's portability

       
      5.0

      portable bass

      By David

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Kala Rumbler Fretted Acoustic-Electric U-Bass:

        Daily use, rehearsals and performances

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great sound and feel for a good price

        By Bob Rossta

        from Lexington, KY

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Kala Rumbler Fretted Acoustic-Electric U-Bass:

        Very amateur player here, played a regular electric bass off and on over the years and after buying my girlfriend a nice little Ukulele I was very curious about these cool little U-Basses. The feel and sound is great for the size and price. Some new string would improve that even more not that the standard ones are bad. I'm sure it's not quite professional grade but for the price it exceeded my quality expectations. Worth checking out!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Terrific little bass for a little price

        By Ragtime Relic

        from Central New Joisey

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive finish
        • good quality
        • Great tone
        • Solid value

        Cons

        • Minor Finish Issues

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kala Rumbler Fretted Acoustic-Electric U-Bass:

          This is a great little bass. I already own a ubass with the solid spruce top. Although I like that ubass and played many gigs with it, I have intonation problems with it. Also it has a pickup but no on board preamp so that was an extra piece of equipment I needed to carry and hook up. The Rumbler I received from MF was set up perfectly out of the box. The preamp is just fine and very convenient with the onboard tuner which I found to be pretty accurate. Sounds great through all of my bass amps.Yes, it does come very close to the sound of an upright double bass without the problems of transporting that monster. The Rumbler is mahogany laminate, not a solid top but my upright is laminate, not carved and they all sound great. Also the mahogany finish is very appealing to the eye. Only finish problem I have is some fret ends closer to the body could have been smoothed a bit more. This however is not enough for me to change my 5 star rating. I'm in an acoustic band and brought it to practice the other night. It received rave reviews from the other guys. We do about 30 to 40 shows a year and I normally play the upright or an Ibanez acoustic electric bass for most gigs, but the Rumbler will be perfect to use as was my other Ubass at the venues that give the band limited space to set up. Get one. You won't be disappointed!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Big Sound, Little Package

          By Flatbilly

          from Minneapolis,MN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Built In Tuner

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Kala Rumbler Fretted Acoustic-Electric U-Bass:

              Bought it for a recording project I'm working on where the client wanted an acoustic vibe and for a travel bass. This thing sounds like an upright! Just used it at a live gig yesterday. I brought along my regular bass for a back up if the Ubass was unsuitable but never opened the case. I'm impressed.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Can't stop playing it

              By profgalen

              from Dania Beach FL

              Comments about Kala Rumbler Fretted Acoustic-Electric U-Bass:

              Can't stop playing it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome customer support and sales

              By eaglesdude5

              from Simi Valley California

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Kala Rumbler Fretted Acoustic-Electric U-Bass:

              Very nice experience Thank you, Tyler

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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