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STR LS Basses Factory Direct!

Discussion in 'TalkBass Bazaar: Basses' started by steweDbass, Mar 22, 2014.


  1. steweDbass

    steweDbass Commercial Seller

    Jun 9, 2013
    Tokyo Japan
    Disclosures:
    Bacchus Endorsing Artist and direct Dealer of new and used MIJ Brands.
    Dear fellow low-enders, we are pleased to bring you the cream of the crop in Japanese hand made basses. We are a small family run MIJ bass collector and dealer based in Tokyo Japan :hyper: we have been carrying Deviser instruments since we began just over a year ago and they are some of the best we have dealt with!

    STR are hand built at the ASKA plant in Nagano to the highest spec along side other Deviser brands like Bacchus, Momose and Headway. They are among the finest instruments in the world yet command a lower price than the likes of Fodera or US built Ken Smith for example. These instruments are not just amazing sounding and feeling instruments, they are also beautiful works of art:bassist:

    Here's a few pics to put you in the mood ;)
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    The LS range are the most popular of the STR range, with the solid bolt on construction and deep neck pocket that makes for superb resonance and better sustain.
    The LS range can be ordered in 4 (LS449), 5(LS459), 6(LS648) or 7(LS748) string configurations.
    The spacing / string pitch at the bridge varies depending on number of strings. Specifically the 4 and 5 string models are 19mm, the 6 string and 7 string is 18mm.

    Prices start at $3000 and range up to $9000 depending on spec. We at Bass Japan Direct now have the ability to bring you these models factory direct at great prices! Please PM me for quotes or inquiries on available stock. :bassist:

    Also please note that we offer shipping solutions which you can find out more about through PM inquiries.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2015
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Disclosures:
    Brubaker Guitars, Boom Bass Cabinets
    How much is the first bass?
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2014
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  4. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Disclosures:
    Brubaker Guitars, Boom Bass Cabinets
    No problem. Looking forward to checking one of these out someday.
     
  5. steweDbass

    steweDbass Commercial Seller

    Jun 9, 2013
    Tokyo Japan
    Disclosures:
    Bacchus Endorsing Artist and direct Dealer of new and used MIJ Brands.
    Just got a few of these in for video reviews....here's the LS648
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2015
  6. Amplified

    Amplified Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    Cyberspace
    The finish is astounding. I consider this the Japanese version of Fodera.
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  7. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    This is jawdropping! What would something like this run?

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  8. steweDbass

    steweDbass Commercial Seller

    Jun 9, 2013
    Tokyo Japan
    Disclosures:
    Bacchus Endorsing Artist and direct Dealer of new and used MIJ Brands.
    Sorry i replied so late...didn't see your posts till just now! Glad you think so...you got a beauty there! i shall pass compliments to the chef ;)
     
  9. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
  10. Amplified

    Amplified Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    Cyberspace
    Have my eye on that one!
     
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  11. steweDbass

    steweDbass Commercial Seller

    Jun 9, 2013
    Tokyo Japan
    Disclosures:
    Bacchus Endorsing Artist and direct Dealer of new and used MIJ Brands.
    Here's the exact spec on that Jim. Basically the numbers denote spec too. So, for instance, 5 is number of strings, 4 denotes the 4 from 34" scale, and 9 denotes the 9 from 19mm string spacing. So there's your answer.
    All model numbers are like this ;) This one is roughly the same price

    MODEL #370: LS549FL

    BODY TOP Flame Ash
    BODY BACK Flame Ash
    NECK Maple-3p
    FINGERBOARD Ebony fretless
    MACHINEHEADS GOTOH/GB707
    PICKUPS Nordstrand/Dual Coil
    BRIDGE STR/519
    PREAMP Bartolini/NTMB
    CONTROLS Master Volume(Preamp ON/OFF SW POT), Balancer, Master Tone, Treble, Middle, Bass, Mid Freq sw, Series/Parallel sw.
    WEIGHT 4.68kg
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2015
  12. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    How much is #375-DSC549 ? :)
     
  13. bigmusicman

    bigmusicman

    Jan 11, 2015
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    Big Music Man
  14. steweDbass

    steweDbass Commercial Seller

    Jun 9, 2013
    Tokyo Japan
    Disclosures:
    Bacchus Endorsing Artist and direct Dealer of new and used MIJ Brands.
    So now #370 #337 # 332 #349 are all sold, but we do have all these still available if anyone is interested, feel free to inquire by PM or otherwise :) cheers!
    STR#202.JPG STR361DLS549.JPG STR339LS449.JPG STR317LS449FL.JPG STR315LS449.JPG STR210LS449.JPG
     
  15. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    I was quoted (the post above yours) $4500 shipped from Japan, the Reverb asking price is $700 more to start! lol

    But I have #370 and #332, so I'm good for the time being :)
     
  16. bigmusicman

    bigmusicman

    Jan 11, 2015
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    Big Music Man
    Well. That's why make an offer there's a difference on dealer and non dealer on warranty. Up to you.
     
  17. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    I appreciate the offer, but I wouldn't buy today what I could have gotten for $700 cheaper a few weeks ago from the factory and passed on. And like I mentioned, I looked at a number of STRs and did buy 2, so I'm not bass shopping at the moment.
     
  18. bigmusicman

    bigmusicman

    Jan 11, 2015
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    Big Music Man
    for sure man haha. totally understand. Feel free to hit us up anytime. Offers always stand. We are always trying to match the best offer!
     



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