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❌SOLD❌ Rob Allen MB2 Fretless Bass Walnut, 2010

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Here we have a Rob Allen MB2 Fretless Bass, built with a Walnut topped Mahogany body during 2010 at Allen’s shop in Fillmore, California.  Rob Allen designs and builds to his own preferences combining acoustic and electric tonalities. The Allen MB-2 bodies are semi-hollow, and use acoustic style bridges rather than massive metal units. The bridge itself is Rosewood, with a Bone saddle and a built-in Fishman transducer – there is also a volume control on the bridge itself.

On this Rob Allen MB2, the body is chambered Mahogany with a bookmatched Black Walnut top. The tuners are lightweight models by HipShot, mounted on a Birds-eye Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard. The fingerboard is fretless, but was cut for fret slots and veneer inserted; this gives an accurate visual reference for finger placement.

This well built instrument is in very good condition and with its light weight is very comfortable to play, and sounds great. A Gig Bag is included.

Here is the builder on the Rob Allen MB2 fretless bass:

“Introduced in 1997, the Rob Allen MB2 bass combines the warmth of an upright bass with the punch of a solid body, creating it’s own unique tone. It is a lightweight hybrid, semi-hollow instrument that is organic in sound and feel.

The MB-2 is made with the highest quality materials, featuring hand selected tone woods, minimal finish for optimum resonance, and high quality electronics that feature a discrete signal path for pure unadulterated bass tone in combination with a piezo pickup. Unlike magnetic pickups which primarily sense the metal in the string, a piezo is a vibration sensor, making the sound of the wood itself the dominant factor.

This makes for a very dynamic touch sensitive instrument. The La Bella 760n strings feature a steel core with a smooth nylon outer wrapping, which contribute to ease of intonation. In a word, you’ve never picked up a fretless bass that’s this easy to play in tune.”


 

Price: $3,250.00 CAD
  • Model: MB-2
  • Year: 2010
  • Finish Satin Natural
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 240
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 16/12/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including Gig Bag case
  • Instrument Weight: 5.8lbs 2.64kg
  • Scale Length: 863.6mm 34in
  • Nut Width: 41.5mm 1.63in
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