At 8:24 this evening...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by notduane, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000

    bark bark bark, woof woof woof


    who the hell is that?
    better not be a J/W this time of nite!
    ya' hungry Moose?

    hello? What's this large package on my back porch?
    is that a FedEx van pullin' away? hmm. my Rob Allen
    doubleneck was sent via FedEx...?


    sho`nuff. it's the double!!!
    brrr! It's dang cold out hyar.
    let's get you inside sweetheart.

    aww geez...freakin' peanuts!

    alrighty. let's un-box this thang.

    sweeet custom Burgundy gig bag by "Under Cover".

    okay hands! stop shakin'! just open the purty gig bag and...

    <marquee>beep-beep-beep &nbsp; beep-beep-beep</marquee>

    golly gee-whiz, I'd almost forgot - I'm on call this week. Yey! :rolleyes:'s a beauty! And so freakin' LIGHT.
    I visited the FedEx tracking page (about every 5 minutes)
    and noticed somethin' neat: "Total Weight: 11.0 lbs" (tee-hee)
    And those UN-lined ebony and cocobolo boards! I don't
    think my hands have ever been happier. I'm gonna let her
    sit for bit and "adjust", then put some fresh Roto 88's on
    the bottom neck and T/I Acousticores on the upper.
    I dunno why Rob shipped it with Roto tapes on the upper and
    LaBella tapes on the lower -- what's the p'ernt?

    I'm sure if I stop to think about waitin' nine months for this,
    PLUS the fifteen years it's been since I had to sell my ol'
    Ric 4080/12, not to mention the various scars, punctures,
    and mangled mitts courtesy the ex-PBFH...[​IMG]

    #272's name (for now) will be: Vindicator. Maybe later -
    Charles & Mambo

    But fer now...[​IMG]

    (for pics go hyah)
  2. Congratulations! She's a beauty, droooool......
    hehe Charles and Mambo :p
    Sweet. Enjoy!
  3. Congratulations ND, about time. What the heck are you doing here you should be playing.

    Finally something nice to come home to.:D

    We are going to need photos and sound clips.
  4. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Alright! I like it. Enjoy.
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    So, yer finally in persession o' that lovely RA! I can't wait to see it in person! We gotta get together after the holidays! I got some toys you would like too!:D
  6. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Wanna break her in half like a candy bar and give me half?! :D ;)

    Seriously though, congrats!
    Rob Allen's are incredible basses.

    If I decide to go fretless, they're #1 on my list. :)
  7. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Thanx fellers :D.

    I know I should be`sheddin gruffer. But I don't wanna'
    bring her up to pitch (just yet). She's been through a lot...
    bonked around some plane's cargo hold and the back of
    some van with X-boxes, betsy-wetsy's, and all that other
    Xmas stuff. And this dang Texas weather :rolleyes:.

    I did do a little noodlin'...I couldn't keep my hands off that
    coco-buddah board :p . One thing about R/A's is when ya'
    hold`em close, you can feel the body vibratin'. I guess coz
    that swamp ash bod is so much bigger than my single, it really
    set my sternum to singin'.

    Now. What to do with all the others (`cept the Franken-Yammer).
    What to do?...what to do? ;)
  8. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
  9. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Holy moly...that´s one(two) nice bass!(es) ;)

    Just out of curiosity, is the difference in the sound of the ebony and the cocobolo boards that much to justify a doubleneck?

    Don´t misunderstand me, I love that bass but I was just wondering :)
  10. APouncer


    Nov 3, 2000
    Lancashire, UK
    Beautiful bass, I'd love to hear some sound clips if possible. I was wondering the same as Icez - why the double-neck as both are fretless?
  11. ZuluFunk


    Apr 14, 2001

  12. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
  13. Hey! Let's make it a Dallas threesome! :eek:

    I want to see that thing, too!

    Congratulations! Let us know how it sounds.

  14. progplayer


    Nov 7, 2001
    hey i've been through that many of times, right now i am dying!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i do not have a bass head at all and I'm using a retrospec juicebox through the band's PA system.

    i want my WT-400 :( and i can not track it because the store special ordered it for me. I guess they get it directly from eden so.... what the hell is taking so long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

    i love getting surprises, the wait kills me...
  15. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    #1. I hate frets (j/k :p )

    The whole thing came about as a result of experimentin'
    with different strings on my single #115. I tried all the tapewounds -
    Fender, GHS, LaBella, and Rotosound. Settled on Roto 88 LD -- a
    sweet, woody, "airy" thump.

    Next, I got a bug to try some phosphor-bronzezzz. The first (and
    last) set I tried were Thomastik-Infeld AB344 Acousticores.
    Roundwound p/b over a nylon core. Rubbery? Yup! :D But
    what a tone!!! For those not into subtlety, y'all can stop here :p .
    Runnin' through my D-180 with that cascading channel bidness
    gave some wacky, over the top compression.

    OK. Call me greedy. I wanted to have both tones available on a
    moment's notice without havin' to swap out strings, re-tweak coz of
    the different tension, etc. I figgered the Rotos on the coco-b would
    be a good all-purpose tone. The `Coustis on ebony (coz they're
    roundwounds, albeit bronze) would be a great "solo" sound.'s some Freudian, sub-conscious thingie of tryin' to replace
    my long lost Ric 4080/12.
    Specious reasoning or psycho-babble :confused:. I don't really give
    a sh*t. It's my money :)
  16. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    i am very jealous.....

  17. cherish her, dude. looks rrrrreal sweet!
  18. Hey NotD, I remember when you ordered her, but, has it been 9 months already? Whoa!
    She is beautiful though. The best of luck to ya with her.

    What's your address again? (puts on a burglar hood) :D

    Enjoy, man.

    Mike J.
  19. That is a damn beautiful doubleneck there man!

    If I weren't looking for a more "traditional" fretless, I would be making a call to Rob Allen!

  20. petch

    petch Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio