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Tune TBJ41 Bass Maniac

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by loopee, Dec 29, 2012.


  1. Thinking of getting one of those....read all the threads on it (not a whole lot of info) so I'd like to hear from someone who has one......this is a Korean build....

    1. How heavy is it?
    2. String spacing?
    3. Since the top horn stops at the 14th fret, does that make reaching for the F a little harder...in other words, does it make the neck seem longer than 34" scale?

    Also interested in possibly getting a Tune WOB4 Fretless and the same questions would apply to that one too....thanks for your help

    LP
     
  2. no one has one?
     
  3. Tvrtko

    Tvrtko

    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
    I have TWB53FM and I think it's way superior guitar to anything that costs 3 times more. That WOB4 is killer guitar. If you can get it, it's incredible instrument.
     
  4. thanks Tvrtko......I'm really thinking of getting the WOB4....though I wanted a 5 string, I since found out that the 5 is 19mm string spacing and I prefer 17.5mm so I'll just get a 4 string for now.....
     
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  6. no one else can comment?
     
  7. OK.....received my Tune TBJ41 Bass Maniac a few days ago and I'm impressed.....lightweight, set it up with a low action and it plays like butter with no buzzing....will change the strings to flats asap...it has a nice slim neck and the fretwork is excellent.....it does neck dive a little which I dislike since I have a problem with my back and neck but I got a good leather strap so I don't notice it too much but I wouldn't be able to do a whole set with it but then I usually only play short scales when I gig or jam but I wanted to try out a long scale bass and really don't like the Ibby sound......

    Has anyone put flats on this Bass yet?

    edit:
    I put some flats on it (I had some Fender Flats on hand)....and it sounds wonderful and the action is even lower now...just as I like it...
     
  8. There is a Tune bass club here. Check it out.
     
  9. pedulla-2007

    pedulla-2007 pedulla-2007 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    texas
    Sorry I just saw your post. These are amazing basses, unkown by many, but it is their loss. I have an early japanese white 4 string maniac, and a newer Korean red 5 string maniac. Both have been played professionally, and always come to my gigs as a backup bass. I also bring these out on thursday night blues jams, when I don't want anyone soiling my new stringson my high end or vintage basses. I keep black flats on the 4 string, and everyone seems to enjoy them!