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Bossa bass (Japan)?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mukaiji, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Mukaiji

    Mukaiji

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    Hello (my first post!)

    I have a Bossa bass I picked up in Tokyo in 1996, but I have never seen anybody playing one in the US.

    I know the guy in Japan is making them again recently, too...

    Just curious if anybody play Bossa, what you think, etc.

    Thanks!!
  2. MarztekMilita

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  3. Mukaiji

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    Among my basses are 2 Bossa's. They're great basses. Excellent sound and build quality.

    Here's their USA site. www.bossa-usa.com
  5. MotorMind

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    I have two Bossa OB-5 basses, 5-string, one fretted and one fretless. They're excellent and I play them a lot. They didn't come with that new pickup-switch, but their tonal possibilities are tremendous regardless.
  6. g00eY

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    i like the OB body style.
  7. slavik141

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    I have BOSSA OB5 it's very very nice guitar, i own this guitar 7years. sound, quality super!!!! I want buy one more BOSSA, if any body sale ,give me a know.
  8. j-raj

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

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    Bossa are killer... I remember they used to do 25 frets on many of their models.
  9. Mukaiji

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    Yes, mine has 25 frets. Don't get up there that much. :)
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  11. MotorMind

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    I play BOSSA 5-sting (w/High-C). You can see it in my videos at;
    www.youtube.com/koyubass

    I hope it helps you to know about Bossa bass (I heard the company is now gone).
  13. j-raj

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

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    koyu, cool playing and creative use of beatbox, especially on the blues tunes.
  14. Shannon C.

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    I believe I sold MotorMind his OBJ-6M... and I couldn't agree more, these are absolutely outstanding instruments! If only it had had one or two less strings, it would still be mine!
  15. kdoublebass

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    I had a beautiful blonde 5str that was recently stolen.. That bass was AMAZING! got if from a guy for $700.. Best bass i'd ever owned! Hope i can get another one soon!
  16. fraz60

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    I've been playing one since 98. I've been using it with David Byrne for the last 12 years. I have one of their guitars too but it's a righty and I'm lefty. Anyone want to buy it? it was also on the road with me with David.
  17. MotorMind

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    That was you? Well, thanks for selling it to me then! I had been looking for a six-string Bossa with a maple fingerboard for a while now, and now I had my chance.

    I love this bass. The six strings don't pose a problem for me, since I have fairly big hands. I have been playing it almost exclusively since I got it, aside from my Chapman Stick and my fretless (also a Bossa).

    And as for the rumors that Bossa is out of business: it's back now, and they even have a site for USA customers:

    http://www.bossa-usa.com/
  18. BillyIVbass

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    I saw Nate Watts rocking a Bossa. I think I have a picture somewhere. It was a beautiful blue/green burst.
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  20. ddnidd1

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    That's One way to EQ the bass, but certainly not representative of the tonal capabilities of a Bossa. And they can be a heck of a lot more growly than that.

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