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Kala Rumbler Fretted Acoustic-Electric U-Bass  (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
Set-up by Kala in the USA

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 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 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)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Terrific little bass for a little price

By Ragtime Relic

from Central New Joisey

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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

    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

    (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

        (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

        (2 of 2 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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fun instrument

          By Ronnie

          from undisclosed

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          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

          portable bass

          By David

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          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

             
            5.0

            Awesome.

            By Roger C.

            from Ohio

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

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

            I would recommend this bass and musicians friend to everyone.

             
            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.

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Can't stop playing it

              By profgalen

              from Dania Beach FL

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

              Can't stop playing it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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