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SOLD FS: Rob Allen MB-2 5 String Fretless-Priced to Sell

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by ted burik, Jan 4, 2014.


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  1. ted burik

    ted burik Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2006
    San Rafael CA
    SOLD! Rob Allen MB-2 5 string unlined fretless

    I've had this bass for several years, purchased used from Bass Northwest. The bass is in excellent condition with a wonderful organic upright-like tone. It's an Ash body, Walnut top, Bird's Eye Maple neck, and Ebony fingerboard. Weighs in at just under 8 lbs. with a 35 inch scale and 19mm string spacing. Very hard to let go of this beauty, but I've got one too many fretless basses!

    Priced for quick sale: asking $1695 shipped/insured CONUS. Will ship in a Protec Consego case. Paypal preferred, but will consider other forms of payment. NO TRADES-I've got too many basses! Please send PM with any questions. Thanks for looking!
     

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  2. ted burik

    ted burik Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2006
    San Rafael CA
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    ted burik Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2006
    San Rafael CA
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  5. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    These basses are wonderful and this is a great deal. Good luck with the sale!
     
  6. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    An amazing deal here, I suspect that this one won't last long.....
     
  7. ted burik

    ted burik Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2006
    San Rafael CA
    Thanks, folks. Very hard decision to let this one go!
     
  8. FunkyMcNasty

    FunkyMcNasty Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    CO
  9. JTbass_6

    JTbass_6

    Dec 23, 2004
    I had to let go of a deep 5 a few months back. Liked it . A lot> How does the tone compare between this model and the deep? Anyone out there has a comparison perspective ? Beautiful bass!!
     
  10. SteveC

    SteveC

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Man, would this be perfect for the piano/bass duo gigs I've been doing lately. I brought out the upright for one (no amp) but I had to play too hard and messed up my hands. If I have to drag an amp along I'd rather use a bass like this. To me, once you have to amplify an upright, some of the charm is lost.

    These are amazing basses. I've had an MB-2 4,5 and a Mouse. Probably the only bass is own other than a Roscoe. This is really tempting.
     
  11. rbeck47

    rbeck47 Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2005
    SE Wisconsin
    Tempting for me too. Should never have sold my MB-2 fretless 4. Just not sure about the extra string since I don't play much 5. Hmmmm.....what to do?
     
  12. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I have the "extra" string and love it. ;)
     
  13. jackcarlisle

    jackcarlisle

    Feb 8, 2003
    Emailed you my information to make the arrangements. Jack
     
  14. ted burik

    ted burik Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2006
    San Rafael CA
    I own both the MB-2 and Deep 5. Both are fantastic instruments. I would say the MB-2 is a bit more focused in its presentation with a slight low mid bump. Rob Allen as described the Deep 5 as having a bit more "air" around the notes due to the larger chambered body and neck configuration. You can't go wrong with either instrument.
     



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