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Oh the gas

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FunkySpoo, Jul 3, 2003.


  1. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Holy ceerap this thing is giving me some serious gas.
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    and the body
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  2. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Is that a Flamed-Myrtle top?
     
  3. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Walnut over a mahogany body. Cocobolo finger board over a mahogany neck.
     
  4. "Don't torture yourself dude, you'll never 'fford it!" - Garth

    "Buy it. Buy the sucker..." - MKS
     
  5. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    RA must have a great stock of wood.
    J
     
  6. thumbtrap

    thumbtrap

    Jun 26, 2003
    That's cruel.

    What is it, who makes it, and where can I (or can't I) get one? I think I'm gonna drill a hole in my keyboard so the drool can run out.
     
  7. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Rob Allen makes them, Jimmy Coppola at NY Guitar and Bass Boutique usually has a couple on hand...

    Check out his site when you get a chance: http://www.guitarboutique.com
     
  8. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    It's a Rob Allen mb-2 fretless. Here's a link to his site
    http://www.roballenguitars.com/
     
  9. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    It's a Rob Allen mb-2 fretless. Here's a link to his site
    http://www.roballenguitars.com/
     
  10. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
  11. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Here's one in quilted maple
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  12. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    They're nice, but they pop up secondhand a lot.

    Buy used.
     
  13. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Yeah that first one I posted is going for $1650 used in California
     
  14. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    Toronto
    BP credited these basses with having a very double bass like tone.
     
  15. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Which they don't really. If you play them without any modification to technique, they just sound like a fretless BG. If you modify your technique, you can get it to sound double-bassy, but you can do that with a normal fretless too and some flatwounds.

    Just think of them as fretlesses with a really clean look.
     
  16. DanGouge

    DanGouge

    May 25, 2000
    Canada!
    Rob Allens really are works of art... (drool)
     
  17. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Man, both of those are beauties, but the quilted maple one really makes my GAS level rise.
     
  18. thumbtrap

    thumbtrap

    Jun 26, 2003