Fender P bass Groove | Three

Fender P Bass Groove | Three from Magnus Sjöquist on Vimeo.

The third video features a bass part inspired by drum loops from thelooploft.com
Bass, all other parts, audio and video by Magnus Sjöquist

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Jammin’ with my Rob Allen Guitars Solid 4 Playing a bass+vocal arrangement of Blackbird

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Hi,

Time for a new video. This time I decided to explore the classic Beatles song “Blackbird”. I really like how very in-tune chords and double stops sond on my Solid 4 bass. In this arrangment it’s mainly double stops but also some other chord tones added here and there. (a few dominant 7 and minor 6 chords).

It’s kind of hard to sing to these very simple sounding double stops but I’m quite happy with the result.

More about the Solid 4 and other lovely models by Rob Allen on his site www.roballenguitars.com Please check his instruments out!

Rob Allen Guitars Solid 4 – funk jam


Hi there,

Had a great jam with my friend and great guitarist Henrique Alvim [BRA] the other day. We started to compose a new song and ended the session with some jammin’ alongside a drumloop. 

I bought a pack of loops from thelooploft.com featuring the fantastic drumming of Terence Higgins (I have heard him live with John Scofield a couple of times!)

I looped a 4-base section that had a nice (if I may say so) bass fill. Then I added a couple of keyboard parts and a little synth solo.

The Solid 4 is recorded direct through my RMI Basswitch IQ/DI into Universal Apollo Twin and used Apple Logic X for mixing. I used only the P pickup with the tone control full on (in the down position). It sure records very nicely! 

Thanks Rob for making such a super nice instrument for me!

A little factory tour: Rob Allen Guitars!

Rob packing my Solid 4
Rob packing my Solid 4

Hi,

In July i visited the Rob Allen Guitars Shop in Gardena, CA, USA. I was there to pick up my new Solid 4.
On Facebook there is a Rob Allen Bass Owners group that fellow Rob Allen player, Christian H. started. He asked me if I could take some photos of the shop so other Rob Allen players could see where their instruments were “born”. Rob Allen makes a lot of instruments for direct orders from players all over the world. He also builds instruments that he sells in different music stores. So many owners have not been able to visit the shop. My first Rob Allen bass, a walnut MB-2 model, was bought at one of those stores in Nashville, TN.

Since the first priority of my visit was to pick up the new bass I only took a few photos. But I hope these will give a little glimpse of his lovely shop.

It was lovely to step into his shop. I was greeted by some nice ambient music and his dog!

Sit back and enjoy the tour! (Click pictures for full size!)

Link: roballenguitars.com