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new Rob Allen model

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by notduane, Jan 5, 2003.

  1. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
  2. haha - "we gave up on the trap and built a better mouse"

    i like it. i have small hands, which isn't usually an issue for me when playing fretted because you don't have to reach all the way to the fret. but for fretless a 30" might be nice.
  3. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    5.5 lbs! Gimme, gimme, gimme!

    brad cook
  4. marc40a


    Mar 20, 2002
    Boston MA

    A cross between an Ashbory and a Hofner????
  5. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    bassnw has one:


  6. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Sorry, but this one IMO is uglier than EB's Bongo.

    I like the idea of a lightweight, short-scale instrument, but Allen should have made the body more voluptuous. I don't like the almost straightedged lower bouts, and 18 fret positions is skimpy, particularly for a fretless.
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I normally dig RA basses but I have a big problem with this model. From what I understand it's pictured actual size.

    What next, a chimp-scale bass?
  8. are you kidding? you can intonate accurately higher than the 18th fret position on a 30" scale fretless?

    i dunno, i'd tend to stick to the lower positions when playing a fretless.
  9. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Ever heard of a violin?
  10. yeah, but the skinny strings on a violin make it much easier to intonate accurately.