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SOLD Rob Allen MB2- 5FL Flamed Maple + Birdseye Neck (reduced)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by richnota, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. richnota


    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    • Y
    New York
    Price reduced cause everybody needs one!

    IMG_0327.JPG IMG_0329.JPG IMG_0330.JPG IMG_0331.JPG IMG_0337.JPG IMG_0327.JPG For sale (Paypal, US only). Not interested in trades except a fretted Rob Allen.

    One more of the piezo posse is up:

    Blonde on blonde Rob Allen MB2-5 fretless. 35 inch scale. B-G strung. Beautiful ebony Fingerboard has very nice, subtle figuring.

    Flamed maple top and birdseye maple neck. Sleek neck (feels good even in my size medium paws). Very good condition--only marks i found are a few small dings on back of body, side and small mark on fingerboard (see below)

    Downsized to a much smaller place. Clearing house of basses I don't play enough (I prefer 34" scale).

    Currently strung with super cool labella "white" tapewound strings.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2017
  2. kalanb


    Dec 17, 2012
    Woah! That reminds me of a bass guitar version of Slender Man.

    Gorgeous instrument.
  3. richnota


    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    More update. Will include original rob Allen gig bag and a lightweight skb or gator hard shell.

    Went over bass with microscope...two other small dings: just above 5th fret.

    Near jack

    Electronics are clean.

    Binding is clean and tight

    Attached Files:

  4. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I thought Rob only used cocobolo and ebony for the fingerboards of his MB-2s. That looks like ebony to me.
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  5. richnota


    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    I stand corrected. Thanks bass12.

    Fingerboard is most likely ebony.
    bass12 likes this.
  6. NG51

    NG51 Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Man-nice! Rich is a great guy to deal with!
  7. richnota


    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    Well thank you sir!
  8. Marblou2

    Marblou2 Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    Nice bass !!
    Spacing ?
  9. richnota


    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    Hmmmnn. I actually don't know....It's a standard rob allen 35" scale. Spaced like every other rob allen mb2. Think it's 18nm

    That said, I'll grab my caliper and get right back to you.
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  10. This looks like a lovely bass. How does it sound? It is action easy? Where are the knobs?
    Tell me more.
  11. richnota


    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    Thanks for your enquiry. In my opinion, it sounds like hundreds of unicorns riding a magic water slide. From a more pragmatic perspective, it sounds like a Rob Allen; a fretless electric with distinct upright bass qualities. There are fantastic sound clips on the "show us your Rob Allen" forum and Rob's website. The sound of MB2s are very consistent.

    Typical to Rob's basses, the action is effortless. Its a very responsive instrument that rewards a subtle touch. I recommend further fine tuning the action to your taste and playing style via the trussrod--again, its very responsive.

    Its a full 35" scale but is remarkably compact and lightweight.

    A lot of the unique RA sound is the product of the design and build quality. Electronics are minimal. Like, all MB2's, there is only one volume knob right there on the bridge. There is a treble roll off adjustment inside the body you can adjust with a screwdriver.
    Tovah Rainsong likes this.
  12. nice bass.........nice price.....GLWTS !
  13. Still available?
  14. I am wondering if the bass is still available. I am currently figuring how I could swing the cost, and seriously interested. Thanks, Tovah
  15. richnota


    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    The bass is available.
  16. richnota


    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    The bass is sold. Thanks all.

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