Wanted to share my recommendation for these basses. To my ears and experience, this would be considered incredible tone for a 1k plus bass. Just insane quality for such a low price.
Tuners - nice and tight, the G peg has a zone where it gets a bit crunchy but still works well. Keeps its tuning very very well. I've installed an extra string retainer for the A string as it lacked a bit of punch, but i didnt worry about doing it on a bass this cheap.
Fingerboard - no dead spots, no fretwork needed whatsoever, and the bass intonates like a dream, totally in tune chords up high with flats is no mean feat.
Neck - obviously no finish makes it nice and smooth, quite thick front to back but nothing outrageous. Truss rod works great and the relief is surprisingly even on either side of the neck (so far!). Neck pocket is insanely tight - best fit on a bass ive ever seen.
Pickup - really clean, traditional sound, i have absolutely no issue with the stock pickup and have no reason to change it.
Electronics - smooth range on the volume and tone controls, no 'off-to-on' feeling you get with some basses. Good amount of high-end to play with as you can hear in the demo, for my tastes i could use a tiny bit more but this is an easy and cheap fix.
Bridge works perfectly well, id prefer threaded saddles but the bridge was installed perfectly so I wouldnt want to change the string position if i could.
Pretty ordinary weight, tuners are nice and light so very little neck dive.
I expected this bass to be good value for money but i didnt expect to prefer it over my American Vintage Fender P. Maybe that will pass but right now I cant recommend these enough.
I am selling this Kala Rumbler as the project never got off the ground and i cant see me using it in the near future.
It is under two months old and has not been taken out of the house.
Priced at £180 to sell quickly
KALA U-BASS RUMBLER SOLID MAHOGANY UKULELE SPECS
Laminate Mahogany back and sides
Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
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
I have had my account here for some time but haven’t really posted anything before today!
I’m a musician/educator from Sweden!
I just posted in the Events > London Bass Guitars Show 2019 section.
In a couple of weeks I will attend this years show together with Kala that will have a ubass stand.
please come on by if you’ll be there too!
All the best from Sweden,