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Show me yer Rob Allen!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nad, Mar 14, 2006.


  1. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Redlands, CA
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    At the end of the year I plan on buying a 6-string MTD or a Rob Allen fretless. Since there are plenty of MTD pics around, I want to see the Rob Allens!

    Apologies if this has been done before, my drunkarse was too lazy to search beyond the first page of results. :)
     
  2. barthanatos

    barthanatos Insert witty comment here

    Feb 8, 2006
    South Carolina
  3. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Here's my cutie. I love this bass.
     

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  4. Here's a bigger picture of mine. Wonderful bass, very unique sound, great fit and finish! Ash body, fiddleback maple top, ebony board and bridge. FYI... if doing it over, I would probably go with a 4 string... the tapewound strings combined with the very light body are not the best combination for a great B string IMO. Other than that, it's an amazing instrument (and even the B is 'OK').


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  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I'm sure the B string sucks...I'll send you my mailing address;)
    Those Allen's are super kewl axes...
     
  6. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Redlands, CA
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    I gotta get me one o' them son-a-ma-batches.

    And maybe soon I shall, sending an email to Rob right now. :D
     
  7. arizonabass

    arizonabass

    Feb 6, 2002
    Tucson, AZ
    Take a number, buster... ;)
     
  8. My Mouse 30
    Ebony bridge and lined fingerboard with a spalted maple top.

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  9. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Redlands, CA
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    :D

    What is the average turnaround ya'll have experienced? I'm not the type of dude to balk at a year, but if it's more like 5 then I'll... go find a used one. ;)
     
  10. arizonabass

    arizonabass

    Feb 6, 2002
    Tucson, AZ
    Per Rob, it depends. I know, that's some real useful information. Mine's taking almost 3 months, and the body had already been made. That is, he had a body, of the woods I wanted, in stock. E-mail or phone him -- he'll give you a straight answer.
     
  11. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Rob seems to be a great guy. He was fast with the responses when I had asked some questions in the past.

    When you talk to him, please do me a favor and ask him about gig bags. I had written him about getting one he uses for the Mouse. The one on his website is an Undercover...nice! but $$$
     
  12. barthanatos

    barthanatos Insert witty comment here

    Feb 8, 2006
    South Carolina
    I placed my order Jan 31st. Rob quoted me a time of three months.
     
  13. That's about how long mine took a few years ago. He's a great guy to deal with, and builds a unique, high quality, and relatively inexpensive product (when you compare it to other boutique instruments of the same quality).
     
  14. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Ding - winner.
     
  15. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Is it ok for me to hate all you RA owners? :)

    [I really love those basses]
     
  16. sethlow3

    sethlow3 Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Nashville, Tennessee
    KJung,

    If the B suxcks and you are inclined to have your fretless sing...
    Why not string it EADGC?

    Everytime I grab a fretless I want to easily be able to play high melodic lines so I'd tune mine with a high C.



    Oh and DEEEEEETROIT BASKETBALL!!!!!
     
  17. ArwinH

    ArwinH run rabbit run

    Dec 1, 2005
    Southern California
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    With the man himself.
     
  18. barthanatos

    barthanatos Insert witty comment here

    Feb 8, 2006
    South Carolina
    Your profile says you've got an MB-2. I didn't think an f-hole was available on that? Or is this a different one?
     
  19. ArwinH

    ArwinH run rabbit run

    Dec 1, 2005
    Southern California
    The f hole is an available option on the mb2.

    I love the look, and IIRC it was a $75 or so option.

    Check the website, you can see the option listed, and see other mb-2's with f holes. Or at least one other one.

    P.S. Her name's Maybelle. :)
     
  20. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    #115 :ninja:
     

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