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Rob Allen Mb-2

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CrawlingEye, Nov 3, 2001.

  1. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Ok, I had a chance to play this bass tonight...

    All I have to say is... WOW!

    My intonation wasn't great, as I'm not a fretless player. However, after about 5 minutes, I was "decent," or atleast didn't get any positive criticism from my friend Doug, who's also a bass player.

    The tone was simply incredible.
    I played it through one of those new 100 watt Ampeg combos. (diamond I think they're called?)

    It was priced at 2k.
    When I saw it, and realized it didn't have one knob on it, and just a piezo, I thought "Come on, how good can this be. Why would people talk about a bass like this??"

    Once I plugged it in, I fell in love.
    My next goal is to purchase a Mb-2.
  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Yep. Them's a tasty hunk o' wood.
  3. CrawlingEye

    Here`s the plan:Tax refund time...you sell me the Sterling(you`re prolly tired of it by now,right?):p
    Then you will have a whole whopping $900.00 to put toward the Rob Allen!!!Dude that is like almost half way there!!:D :cool:

    Don`t thank me...it`s what freinds are for!;)
  4. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    tee-hee :D

    The two below are on ebay now. Can't figger...guys musta'
    got married or sumpin' :p


      (click the pics for ebay page)

    There IS a volume knob...carved of the same material
    as the bridge, plus a small trimpot accessible through
    the back plate for tweakin of the high-end.

  5. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I went back today, and I'm still in love with this bass. heh

    I can't believe the tone it gets. I even sat down and played with it unplugged for a moment, and it still sounded great.

    I have to disagree with people saying it sounds like an upright. It has overtones that makes it differ from the upright tone. It's an extremely good bass, either way, though.
  6. ZuluFunk


    Apr 14, 2001
    If you've gone to GuitarVilla, John might negotiate on that axe if you're a regular customer.

    If that's the one I'm talking about, it is a beauty.
  7. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    That's exactly the one I'm talking about. :)
    I went back earlier this morning to try it again.

    I don't have the cash to buy it either way. I was just simply stating how much I liked that bass. :)

    Have you tried it? I'm assuming you did.
  8. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania


    I doubt Zulu saw my response, considering there's been so many posts, as of late.
  9. ZuluFunk


    Apr 14, 2001
    It is sweet.

    As far as fretless basses go though, that tone is as close to an upright as I've heard in anything other than an EUB or the Renaissance. That's just my opinion. Side by side with an upright, no way. But the feel is definately there.

    It is a sweet prize for whoever's got the duckets.

    I'm in a personal debate right now. I have a few things on my gas list:

    a 210 or 212 or 4x8 cab
    possibly a new head 800watts or more
    a second bass

    The second bass will probably be a fretless, but I might go with a Zeta EUB, Rob Allen 5, or a used fretless Thumb-thru 6.
  10. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I didn't think it sounded much like an upright. It has this distinctive tone, that makes me think "clean overdrive."
    Although, you're right on, about the feel.

    Ah, I wish I had the money... :(
    I want to get a fretless to add to my family, too.

    Well, if you need a new cab...
    I know the EA 12"'s are really nice.
    I was playing my setup through one of the EA 12"'s and bag end deep 1x15's... It sounded REALLY nice.

    I don't know which you should get, out of those. Rob Allen... Rob Allen... Rob Allen...