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SOLD FS: Rob Allen MB2 (lined fretless)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Marcury, Jan 28, 2014.


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  1. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low Supporting Member

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    For sale is my beautiful Koa/Mahogany MB2 (lined fretless) for $2,200 shipped in the lower 48. The price is firm and gig bag is included.

    This was my main player for years: unfortunately I developed tendinitis and now she just sits around looking forlorn. I bought it in 1997 from Jimmy Coppolo's when he owned and ran New York Guitar and Bass Boutique and it was still in the same building as Sadowsky.

    The top is a truly magnificent piece of book-matched Koa sitting on a mahogany body. Neck is stunning birds-eye maple with lined macassar ebony board, bridge and volume control.

    Sounds like a Rob Allen should and plays easy. It has what most would describe as a baseball bat neck, but she's easy and fast. ;)

    This was my main player for years and there certainly is some wear. The main things I want to point out are that the binding is separating form the body in 3 places (see photo with red circles) which is an easy fix and the volume knob was replaced by Martin Keith least year when he changed the volume pot.

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  2. gregwatts2008

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    Fretted or fret less....hard to tell?
     
  3. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

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  4. Marial

    Marial Three Weeks of Freedom Start Right NOW Gold Supporting Member

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  7. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low Supporting Member

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    Lined Fretless, editing OP to reflect that.
     
  8. Marial

    Marial Three Weeks of Freedom Start Right NOW Gold Supporting Member

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    I am sorely tempted to put my Pentabuzz up for sale for this, but I'm sure this will be GONE in no time.
     
  9. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low Supporting Member

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    Go for it she needs a good home.
     
  10. Hou

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    34 or 35 scale?
     
  11. Marial

    Marial Three Weeks of Freedom Start Right NOW Gold Supporting Member

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    I don't suppose you have any sound clips? I'm reaching out to see if anyone has one locally so I can play one before making the Pentabuzz available.
     
  12. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low Supporting Member

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    Hou, It's 35

    Marial, I'll have to look around, my main computer is down at the moment but I'll try and post something by tomorrow night.
     
  13. Marial

    Marial Three Weeks of Freedom Start Right NOW Gold Supporting Member

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    That would be great, thanks! I've been a bit consumed by the MB2 for a long time, but I've yet to actually play one.
     
  14. coronado3

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    These basses are insane.. Wish I had the dough!
     
  15. Marial

    Marial Three Weeks of Freedom Start Right NOW Gold Supporting Member

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    This one could be absolutely perfect for me, I just need to play one to make sure. The bit about the baseball bat neck is a bit of a concern.
     
  16. Hou

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    Thanks. A good thing or else I would buy it. But just placed a order for a Deep 5 :)
     
  17. bdgotoh

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    So tempting, must resist...
     
  18. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low Supporting Member

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    Resistance is futile!
     
  19. 4Mal

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    If that were a 4 banger, I would have take a loan with the wife's cat as collateral...
     
  20. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low Supporting Member

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    Here is a soundclip, I just made. Straight into a ZOOM N4, no effects or eq. Sorry for the sloppiness, it's been more than 6 months since I've played any bass.

     
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  21. JohnBarr

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    Koa/Mahogany !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Lord luv a duck! That's primo
    Mine is koa/ash and I wouldn't part with it.
    Somebody grab this before the seller comes to his senses
    GLWS :)
     

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