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SOLD Rob Allen MB2 4 string with added Bart Mag pup - More Pics added!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by DigthemLows, May 29, 2017.


  1. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    Price:
    1700.00
    Strings:
    4
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    California
    Deal fell through, I was holding this while someone tried selling some gear...... they pulled out............ so, it's up for sale!!

    Subtle Birdseye Maple Neck, Cocobolo Board, Alder Body with a figured Maple top made it 07. There are dots at every "fret" on the side of the neck, it's very easy to play!

    This is by far the best fretless bass I have EVER played or owned. The issue is, well, I kinda ended up with a "dream" 5 string fretted bass, and found a Rob Allen 5'er, (gah, I'm moving to 5 strings after 30 years) so this is up for sale!. Bass weights under 7lbs and is everything a Rob Allen should be, but with added versatility :)

    The added Bart pickup is on it's own Bartolini Fretless voiced pre that was kept entirely separate from the stock piezo. It's wired to work based on using a cable that has the ring/tip wires reversed. So, you plug in one cable at it's a Rob Allen through and through, you plug in a "switched" cable and you have a mag pup with Volume (active/passive push/pull), Mid push/pull, and stacked bass/treble. Work was done professionally by Mike Lull!

    More pics and sound clips of the Bart below in the original sale thread.

    Original sale thread with sound clips: SOLD - Rob Allen MB-2 fretless bass with Bartolini magnetic pickup - SOUND CLIPS added !!


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    Last edited: Jul 19, 2017
  2. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1

    Jan 17, 2009
    N.H.
    Nothing like a Rob Allen. I heard a recording featuring a fretless 4
    and a fretted 5, Jim Stinnett & Rob Gourlay.
    Great blend of the two.
    GLWTT
     
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  3. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    If anyone wants to sell at Rob Allen 5ver I'd be happy to buy it rather than trade :) .
     
  4. Joseph Mai

    Joseph Mai Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    Are you into one of these? IMG_4476.JPG
     
  5. Joseph Mai

    Joseph Mai Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    Make me a cash offer whenever you're ready! Price is negotiable
     
  6. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    Ask questions, request additional pics, or just plain out buy this, it's amazing!
     
  7. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    roballen4.1.
     
  8. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    roballen4.2scale. roballen4.3.
     
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  9. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    You will not regret buying this amazing bass........just sayin!
     
  10. marcwhy

    marcwhy Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2012
    Sweet! If only it were a lined version ... (I know -- "cheating!").
     
  11. shaggy45

    shaggy45 Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2009
    Georgia
    What's the scale length?
     
  12. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    Standard 34”
     
  13. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    Couple of PMs answered, keep em coming, this bass is amazing.... It's so much fun, if my wife would let me keep a 4 and 5 string around the house of this caliber I would, but alas, I gotta move this!! Ask me anything! Or, buy it, you won't regret it!
     
  14. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    IMG_20170807_165414. IMG_20170807_165333. IMG_20170807_165235. IMG_20170807_165508. IMG_20170807_165452. IMG_20170807_165351. IMG_20170807_165434.
     
  15. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    Man, unlined fretless basses just don't move fast. I have a small amount of wiggle on the price if you are thinking about it, but it's small :) .... these are 3K new, so ya know ......
     

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