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ancient TUNE Product Catalogue - SCANS!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Mar 29, 2004.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
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    i got a cool old Tune catalogue when i received my Space Bass and New King.

    i scanned this morning for your viewing pleasure:

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  2. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
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  3. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
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  4. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    I see you are very much into Tunes after you got your Space bass, arent you Fred?
     
  5. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Nice! I'm in the process of finishing the sanding on my refinish job for my Tune Bass Maniac. The body features a highly figured top that is quite impressive. For the life of me, I have no idea why they felt the need to paint over it.
     
  6. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Thanks Fred!

    ... I need a 10 stringer now.

    :meh:
     
  7. "Tune nut #1" eh?
    :D

    Tune endorser Greg Lake mentioned something about Alembic being involved in Tune's design- is that Ron Wickersham in the second scan?

    in the first copy of Guitarist magazine I bought from 1992 (an ad from which I ordered my first bass) there's a review of a beautiful Tune TWB Woodbass fretless (ebony board, piezo pickup)
    I'd love one of those with lines.
     
  8. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Ya know, I never knew that... but I guess that would explain Susan Wickersham's cameo in one of the pix with Ron.
     
  9. junglebike

    junglebike Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    San Diego, CA
    Planet -- you're refin-ing my old Tune? Cool -- post some pics when you're done!

    I'm still digging the Tune Fretless I traded you, now strung with TI flats (huge difference!).
     
  10. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
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  11. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    and if i'm a good boy, and beg enough, i may get one or 2 of them thar wood basses.

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  12. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Yep - I was hoping you'd see that post! :D

    If I can snag a digital, I'll take some shots once she's done. You would not believe the wood that lurks beneath that purple paint, man!
     
  13. steviecsg

    steviecsg

    Aug 16, 2002
  14. the one reviewed in Guitarist was a blonde version, with lightly-flamed maple facing the body and headstock.
    also the neck-most strap button was mounted on the rear of the upper horn (the one in that pic has some strange placements for the strap buttons :confused: ).

    I saw a blonde Woodbass in the Bass Centre Wapping- they had put heavy gauge (looked like Steve Harris style 50-110's) Rotosound flats on it :meh: -not the ideal recipe for mwah....
     
  15. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Some of the those resemble the Jackson Antigravity Basses.
     
  16. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
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    i wonder which came first?

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  17. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I didn't mean it that way. Sorry for wording it that way.

    I should have said they share a resemblance.

    Cool Basses though

    P.S. Why did Tune go under?
     
  18. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    abark000: hey, i was seriously wondering which came first.

    i am by no means a Tune freak to the point of arguing design history.

    i think the Jackson AG looks pretty cool!!! thanks for pointing them out!!!

    oh man, i was talking to my Tune source this morning, he has me kinda freaked. seems Tune was doomed and may even be under some kind of HEX!!!

    i'm scared.

    anyone wanna couple of Tune basses????

    ;)

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  19. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Giving them away ... :D
     
  20. steviecsg

    steviecsg

    Aug 16, 2002

    what's up with the HEX? what did the rep tell you?