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SOLD FS: Rob Allen Custom Deep 4

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by JxBass, Jul 6, 2013.


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  1. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Always wanted a Rob Allen but couldn't decide between a Solid 4 or Deep 4? This may be the bass for you :) It's my Custom Deep 4 built by Rob in 2010. It's in fabulous condition.

    For sale only, no trades, [DEL]$2850[/DEL] $2100 shipped to Lower 48 only.

    FEATURES:
    • alder body
    • myrtle top w/f-hole
    • tortoise binding
    • mahogany neck
    • Brazilian rosewood fingerboard
    • matching Brazilian rosewood bridge with tone and volume knobs
    • Solid 4 mag pickup with custom winding (no piezo pickup) with matching Brazilian rosewood wood bobbin
    • vintage frets
    • drop D tuner
    • Rob Allen hard shell case

    Strung with D'Addario nickel roundwounds, it sounds very much like my Solid 4 with a somewhat deeper and richer tone. Also included is a set of Fender nylon tapewounds.

    My pictures don't do the bass justice so I've included some by Rob (with black background).

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  2. ReBass

    ReBass Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Wow. Beautiful.
     
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  4. FunkyMcNasty

    FunkyMcNasty Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    CO
  5. ksquared

    ksquared

    Mar 17, 2009
  6. EduardoK

    EduardoK

    Jun 28, 2004
    :eek: OMG! ... amazing.
    What's the nut width and neck's front to back feel/shape?
     
  7. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    The nut measures 1 and 5/8". The neck has a slightly more rounded feel than my MB-2 or Solid 4. I asked Rob about it. He said that all the necks are the same but since no two can be exactly identical, I was just feeling its unique and minor variation from my other RAs, which have a slightly wider, flatter feel. I checked and they indeed all measure the same.
     
  8. portraitoftracy

    portraitoftracy Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    San Diego, CA
    Curious on scale length, string spacing, weight, and number of frets?
     
  9. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    34" scale length
    21 frets
    string spacing 3/8" at nut, 1/2" at 12th fret
    Weight is around 7.5 lbs according to Rob's site (feels right to me)
     
  10. Ukiah Bass

    Ukiah Bass Supporting Member

    Nice bass! Bump for a great TBer!
     
  11. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Major price drop, now $2100 shipped to Lower 48 (only).
     
  12. nobogies

    nobogies

    Jun 28, 2011
    Can do $1900...with Paypal...

    john
     
  13. Low Main

    Low Main Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Massachusetts
    Do you know if Rob could retrofit this with his usual under saddle element and blend the two signal sources?
     
  14. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    I know that Rob has done a bass or two with both mag and piezo pickups. I'm pretty sure he could retrofit but the answer really should come from Rob, it may depend more on his workload than ability.
     
  15. ezrs

    ezrs Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2008
  16. Do you have any sound clips of this bass?
     
  17. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Sorry, I missed your post somehow. I don't have any sound clips, unfortunately. I'm not set up for it. To me it sounds very much like my RA Solid 4, just a bit deeper and richer in sound. The best description I can give is that it's a high-end semi-hollow body electric bass, except that it's a Rob Allen work of art :)
     
  18. jsb22257

    jsb22257

    Mar 23, 2010
    australia
    Serious, pm sent!
     
  19. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008



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