Speaking of Collecting and not learning...ROB ALLEN!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. i popped major cocobolo over this top!!!




    and a walnut neck that brings a tear...


  2. by the way, that's a quilted mahogany top - according to the dealer.


  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Where's the pickups?

  4. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    you used to molest one of those, din't ya?
    nice. You buyin?
  5. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    :rolleyes: Brad! It's obviously one of those "under construction" pages.

    This sequence shows it just before the top's routed for a P+J+MM+P+JJ arrangement.

  6. ahem, where'RE...

    accurate wording...yes, i once did.

    nahhh, just visually molesting.

    may i never buy a bass again! :D

  7. :eek:

    that's a beauty!
  8. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I had my eye on that one too. I'm not going to bite, though.

    Rob Allen should make more basses with the Alder and Mahogany backs. I like them much better than the swamp ash ones.
  9. UNF. if that thing didn't have a lined fingerboard, it would be cosmetic perfection. i want an RA sooooo much...
  10. Schwing!
  11. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
  12. y'know, this would be torture if there was any way that i could possibly afford one in the next 5 years. but there's not, so i'll just enjoy the eye candy.
  13. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    C'mon Duane! Bust out with Charles an' Mambo! C'MON!
  14. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000

    J/K! No harm intended, Mr. Moderator type person :D

    ahh, skrewel days...my best friends were 5/$1 mac & cheese and
    the week-old bread store. Not to mention the cut-out / used bin at
    the record store.

    umm..`k [​IMG]


    Sure, it's bookmatched and a nice job at that. What WAS I thinkin'?...
    "yes Rob, a doubleneck. The top? One piece of Bluegum". Poor Mr. A.
    Bluegums ARE dang big trees but geez!

    On the other hand, it makes for a interesting Rorschach test [​IMG]
  15. Wow!
  16. i love rob allen's work.

    the doubleneck...those bronzes AND tapewounds?

    never tried anything but the tapes on my old mb2.

    how do the non-tapes sound?

    she's a beauty....SHOW US THE HEADSTOCKS!!!


  17. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    ( I'm SO sorry DHC :( )


    Yeah, I know the pics are "weird" (the back view's courtesy the
    "horizontal flip" thingie). On the front view, that's a Bluegum veneer.

    The T/I Acousticore's on the macassar board are real Bow-wow-WOW-ry :).
    A new set's since been installed (properly :rolleyes: ). I always refer to Mr. Manring's
    tone in La Sagrada Familia - but less edgy. Now if I only had his chops :p.
  18. gorgeous piece!!!


    sigh...i just e-mailed rob allen a few days ago.

    he has some VERY interesting things in store!!!

    thanks for the head shots!!!

    i wet myself!

  19. Freakapotamus9


    Jun 20, 2001
    how true..
  20. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings