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Kimadu 5 - Old White

£1399 FREE UK shipping

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  2. Export price outside EU £1166

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  4. Weight: 8lb 15oz/4kg

This amazing bass series is a result of the great collaboration between Richard Bona and Marco De Virgiliis who have respected the main principle they share: they don’t accept compromises! Richard is one the most appreciated and respected musicians worldwide and since the very beginning on this project he said he would have never put his name (and his fingers as well) on an instrument that does not deliver the highest quality standard. Marco and his team used all their experience to create an instrument satisfying the highest lute manufacturing standards and all their business knowledge to offer such a great instrument at a very competitive price.

Known as the highest peak in Africa, the Kilimanjaro was designed and improved step by step with Richard Bona until we came to the final result satisfying 100% Richard, Marco and any bass player who had the chance to try the very first samples we made. We’re really proud of this amazing instrument, a lute manufactured bass that has all our passion and experience.

Tel: 01926 886433

Nine months interest free credit on up to £5000 on Instrument purchases! For UK residents aged between 16 and 25.


- Five String bass

- Swamp ash body w/ Old White finish.

- Painted maple neck flat sawn with graphite bars

- Flamed maple 24-fret fingerboard - 34" scale

- Matched headstock

- Active/Passive - Markbass electronic and Bartolini soapbar pickups

- Hipshot USA tuning machines and bridge 

- MB Bass Bag De Luxe included

- Richard Bona Signature

After many requests from players worldwide, Markbass is now proud to offer its amazing onboard preamp for your bass. It will allow you to cover any of your EQ and tone shaping needs and  tailor your sound to perfection.


The MB INSTRUMENT PRE has been created after several tests and built with the best components on the market.  
We concentrated all our know-how into this ultra-compact circuit and chose the right frequencies for the best sound reproduction.
Its tone control circuits were designed not only to enhance these frequencies but to give an amazing unique and rich response when you boost as well as you cut them whilst always offering a very clean and focused bass tone with extreme settings without losing tone details in the whole frequency range. Furthermore, the circuits were developed to offer fairly subtle differences of volume when you switch from passive to active and vice-versa: a very well appreciated feature by all musicians.
It offers a wide range of wiring/application options and it works either at 9V or 18V, with a very low power consumption for an exceptionally long battery life.

> key points

> ultra-compact size
The MB INSTRUMENT PRE has a very compact size, allowing to easily fit into most instrument control cavities.

> best sound reproduction
This preamp provides always an amazing sound reproduction also with extreme settings, without losing your instrument tone details in the whole frequency range.

> wide range of wiring/application 
It can be used in many configurations, for example:
VOL/VOL/3 band EQ
VOL/ BLEND/TONE (active/passive)/3 band EQ  
and many others.

> 9V or 18V, low power consumption
The MB INSTRUMENT PREAMP works either at 9V or 18V (one or two 9V battery) and it has a very low consumption (about 700 uA with 9V supply) offering an exceptionally long battery life.

Input: Impedance 1.1 Mohm
EQ Controls: LOW / MID / HIGH
Power Supply: 9V or 18V (2x9V)
Power Consumption: about 700 uA (with 9V supply)
Dimensions (w/d/h): 1.85" x 1.26" x 0.39" | 47mm x 32mm x 10mm 
Weight: 35 g / 0,08 lbs