Jammin’ with my Rob Allen Bass “FUN-KY”

I’m working on a little test where I will compare different bass speaker sizes.
This will be a part of that test. More later!

Tech Stuff:
I’m playing my custom sunburst Rob Allen Guitars Solid 4 through a Aguilar Tonehammer 500 and a custom bass cab made for me back in 1994. It has a Eminence 15 inch speaker. I recorded two tracks of bass. Miked the cabinet with my Ehrlund EHR-M microphone and used the built in DI of the Tonehammer 500. Mixed in Apple Logic Pro X with plugins from Universal Audio and Soundtoys. The drum loops are from thelooploft.com and feat. one of my favorite drummers Nate Smith.

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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

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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!