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Sportin Some Wood....Almost

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by grooveguru, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    I just won this on eBay and should have it in my hot little hands by weeks end



    Specs are:

    Alder Body
    Spalted Maple Top
    Birdseye Maple Neck
    Coccobola Fingerboard and Bridge
    Upgraded Aguilar OBP-1 18v Preamp
  2. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Any other RA owners out there? This will be my second one. I really dug the 1st one but sold it in a moment of weakness.
  3. jim1457


    Mar 29, 2006
    Honolulu Hawaii
    That's a beauty! Gotta love that grain.

    Who made it? I searched RA bass and got over six million hits. I didn't find any bass companies in the first few pages though..
  4. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Sorry it's a Rob Allen MB-2. My Badd!
  5. ArwinH

    ArwinH run rabbit run

    Dec 1, 2005
    Southern California
    I saw that auction, that aguilar pre should be interesting. Maybe send an email to Rob and ask what he thought of the preamp in the bass. I know I love the fishman matrix in mine, and I couldn't imagine wanting more booty or output.
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    That looks like a cork top. Beautiful, nonetheless.
  7. avid

    avid born lefty

    Jun 22, 2005
    Ashland, Oregon USA

    A real ebay find, good on ya!

  8. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    And I intend to pop it!
  9. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    That's a stunning RA! What exactly is the OBP-1?
  10. Its a 2 band EQ from Aggy. (Boost only, I think?) I believe my last Spector had one, very hot pre.

    That is an awesome looking top on that RA. It is a fretless, no? Hard to tell from the pics.

  11. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Yes it's a lined fretless!
  12. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Sweet Rob Allen!
  13. trainsales


    Jun 24, 2005
    Very cool bass. The maple top has a face; like a smiling teddy bear.
  14. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    I see it...kinda creepy...
  15. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    No actually if you look close it looks kinda like a smiling Spaniel. Oh no, it possesed! :eek:

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