Epiphone Allen Woody Rumblekat Artist Series - Wine Red

Semi-hollowbody Electric Bass with Maple Top, Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Wine Red
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Gorgeous Semi-hollow Bass!

Legendary bassist, head-turning bass! The late, great Allman Brothers and Gov't Mule bassist designed the Allen Woody Rumblekat bass to give you distinctively great semi-hollowbody bass tones plus amazing playing feel. This short-scale (30") Allen Woody Rumblekat features an eye-catching single-cutaway maple top/mahogany body design, a very fast mahogany neck (topped with rosewod), and classy gold hardware. The beefy adjustable bridge/tailpiece and sturdy tuners keep you in rock-solid tune, while a pair of mini humbuckers give your tone that perfect combination of detail and fullness. A portion of the proceeds from the Allen Woody Rumblekat go to the Savannah Woody education fund.

Allen Woody Rumblekat Semihollow Bass Guitar Features:
  • Color: Wine Red
  • Top: 5-Ply Maple
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Set, Mahogany
  • Scale: 30"
  • Nut Width: 1.62"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard inlays: Dot
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Pickups: 2 NYT Bass Mini Humbuckers
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 1 Master Tone
  • Tailpiece: 3-point Adjustable
Epiphone's stunning Allen Woody Rumblekat bass combines distinctively beautiful looks with fantastic bass tones!

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Better than I expected.

I received my new Rumblekat in early Nov 2017. I checked every square inch of this instrument and it is flawless. The neck is perfect with a very slight bow to prevent fret buzz. The frets are smooth, the red finish looks absolutely beautiful, and the set-up was "almost" perfect. I wasn't crazy about the gold hardware, so I have already changed it. In case you want to know, here is what I have purchased to convert from gold to chrome: Hipshot Supertone 3-point bridge / 2 Gotoh GB7 treble (right-side) tuners item # TK-0923-010 / and 2 Gotoh GB7 bass (left-side) tuners item # TK-0923-L10. Everything I have mentioned so far is a perfect fit for the Rumblekat EXCEPT that I had to enlarge the tuner peg holes slightly. I am also replacing the pickup covers and the gold-colored screws with stainless/silver screws. The shiny chrome hardware looks outstanding on this red guitar. More importantly, it's easy to play and it sounds wonderful. I love my new Rumblekat !!!
Music background: Elec guitar in mid-60's. New to bass guitar.

Excellent Short Scale with great tone!

The first thing I noticed about this guitar right out of the box is that it is a beautiful guitar. Secondly it plays like a dream. Finally I noticed that both pickups are located closer to the neck than expected. For me this was an opportunity to achieve thunderous tones that I never got on other bass guitars and I simply used a Stage 3 Booster to add that piano string bell like clarity when I needed it. This is not just a great bass guitar for the money it is the best bass guitar I have owned so far. I played this straight into an Ampeg and with the Booster and it was all awesome!
Music background: Musician and circuit designer for musical instruments

Outstanding instrument...looks and sounds wonderful

I am a complete novice when it comes to playing bass (I have been playing guitar off and on for 13 years now but this is my first bass guitar that i have ever played. Because of that I can't give an informed opinion on how this rumblekat sounds/feels/plays in comparison to other basses. I have always played epiphone guitars (el dorado acoustic and 61 G-400 lim edit 1997) and have been extremely happy and satisfied with that company so I wanted my first bass to be an epiphone as well. On top of that, I am a HUGE allen woody fan and all things Gov't Mule/ABB/Blue Floyd etc., so I was very interested in the rumblekat right off the bat. Once i did some research and realized it had a shorter neck (which I assumed would be a more natural feel as a guitar player) and was a limited edition model, I decided to go with the A Woody Rumblekat. I also loved the vintage look of the instrument which would have caught my attention even if it didn't have the Woodshed signature. After placing the order, the bass showed up 2 days later w/ free shipping and ready to go. I was thrilled to see that it looked even better in person. I have been playing it for about 3 weeks now and i LOVE the feel and the way it sounds (I am only using a Marshall 15 MB series combo amp) I couldn't be any happier with this bass guitar. I think the price is very very reasonable and again considering it is a limited edition run, i assume you won't find hundreds of them for sale on ebay and craigslist which should help this particular instrument keep its value (which isn't the case with many Epiphone models). One thing I highly suggest is to buy the hardshell case that is specificly designed for this bass guitar.
Music background: guitar strumming hobbyist who always wanted a bass to play as well

Fits right in the band, ready to play

I play guitar and am the primary song writer in my band. When I wanted a bass to have around to craft some bass hooks, I was drawn to this guitar primarily because of its short scale neck, which I thought would make it a bit easier for me to to play. My Sweetwater hookup, Robert Johnson, played the guitar a bit to confirm that it was good to go, and boy was it. I love playing it, its got a great throaty sound (through an Ashdown amp) and is among the well built Epiphones (I've played a lot of Epiphones, and some are definitely better than others). Maybe I don't know much about bass guitars, but my bass player got ahold of this and it's now the "band bass." He's what some call an "active" bass player (plays off the root and all over the neck), and he confirmed that the set up is pretty great right off the factory line (and the Sweetwater techs). The sound, the feel and the look fit right in and keeps up some thumping bass lines along many different feels (classic rock, funk, alt. rock).
Music background: Got Stars in my Eyes

Rumblekat bass

I have really enjoyed this new bass. Right out the box was setup perfect. I own a 1968 Hofner and just recently picked on it no comparison. It plays so much easier and the deeper tones are wonderful. Took a few hours in learning the neck and controls but very satisfied with the bass. Sweetwater thanks again, Norbert you day man.
Music background: playing music since a teen. i now play in church for our choir.
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