Kevin Spears Pro Kalimba 23-Key With Eq - Red Cedar - Natural Finish
Known for his ability to play melody, bass and rhythm simultaneously, Kevin Spears through his unique fusion of folk, world, rock and electronic music has created the Kevin Spears Pro Kalimba to meet and exceed the highest of musical possibilities through this seemingly simple instrument. Includes two batteries.
Innovative features built into the Kevin Spears Pro Kalimba include:
* electric pickup, preamp, built-in eq and volume control for amplification, utilizing guitar pedals, sound effects, looping, etc.
* 23 key expanded layout for greater tonal choices and possibilities
* Tunable to any key or scale
* 5-octave extended range
* Tunable note range from Low C-1 bass notes up to G-5
* Incorporates a Kevin Spears custom tuning which allows player to polyphonically play bass and melody simultaneously
* Reinforced side walls for playing percussive rhythms on the instrument
* Designed for great tone whether as an acoustic or electric instrument
* Built in EQ with standard 1/4 inch jack
Note: The unit is switched ON by plugging audio cable into jack. To preserve battery life, when not in use, do not leave the cable plugged in. Unit has a pre-amp and if left plugged in, the battery power will drain.
Product codes ending in "-1(S)" or "-2(S)" are blemished. These products are new and unused with superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks.
"-1(S)" product has minor blemishes and "-2(S)" product has moderate blemishes and/or minor repairs. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument.
Product codes ending in "-3(S)" and "-4(S)" are also new and unused, but came to manufacturer needing repairs. If it's a "-3(S)," the product has been repaired, but if it's a "-4(S)," it will still require significant repairs when received by the customer.
Product codes ending in "PROP" are unable to be played and are for display purposes only.
SPECIAL NOTE ON STRINGS:
There is no warranty on strings. Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.
For safety during shipping, the manufacturer don't tune the instruments before sending them to customers.