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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

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    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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  4. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    These basses are wonderful and this is a great deal. Good luck with the sale!
     
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  6. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

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    An amazing deal here, I suspect that this one won't last long.....
     
  7. ted burik

    ted burik Supporting Member

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    Thanks, folks. Very hard decision to let this one go!
     
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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I have the "extra" string and love it. ;)
     
  13. jackcarlisle

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    Emailed you my information to make the arrangements. Jack
     
  14. ted burik

    ted burik Supporting Member

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    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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