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Instruments

- MB-2
- MB-2f
- Mouse 30

MB-2

Bass Player magazine
February 1998

"…one of the most organic electrics we've heard… earthy, natural sound… superb doghouse-like thud and a quick decay that's great when palm-muting. The MB-2 would be great in many settings - particularly blues, jazz, R&B, and even rock…" - Scott Malandrone
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Guitar World magazine
March 1998

"…[the] singular tone is incredible. The bottom end is deep and thick, making normal solidbody basses sound weak by comparison, yet there is a spectacular note definition that's almost impossible to achieve with an amplified upright. This, my friends, is what a bass is all about." - Chris Gill
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Vintage Guitar magazine
August 1999

"…In my opinion, this is the way to put a quality high-end bass on the market. If you need a big acoustic tone in recording or live work, strap on a Rob Allen bass and get ready for a truly admirable alternative to the usual tree trunks on the market." - John Slog
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MB-2f

Bass Player magazine
August 1999

"Notes - both fretted and open - have a tubby thumb and blossom that belies the electrons and metal frets from which they arise. Palm-muting further accentuates the Allen's upright vibe… If ever there were a bass that will give you the tone that's in your hands, this is it." - Karl Caryat
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Mouse 30

Downbeat magazine
September 2003

"…Close your eyes and you'd swear the Mouse 30 bass from Rob Allen Guitars is an upright…" - Dave Zaworski
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Vintage Guitar magazine
September 2003

"…Many bass players love that cool, jazzy upright tone, but don't want to drag around a big, bulky upright or deal with having to mic it… [the Mouse 30] offers solutions to all those problems… If you're looking for upright tone in an exotic, lightweight package, this is the ticket - and for the fraction of the price of a good upright bass…" - Phil Feser & Doug Klien

"…the best-sounding fretless bass I've ever recorded." - Dave Swensan, sound engineer
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