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
    Lake Forest, CA
  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 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.