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Anyone own a Tung bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TimothyGroovy, Apr 27, 2001.


  1. TimothyGroovy

    TimothyGroovy Commercial User

    Aug 3, 2000
    Hong Kong
    Owner: Uni••Sound
    Anyone own a Tung bass? this bass is custom made by Nicholas Tung, I think this bass is really cool!!
    so any people here have try this bass before?
    thanks!!

    here is the picture of Tung bass.
     
  2. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Looks like John Myung's old backup Tung!

    Yes, a member here, Yvon, owns a beautiful one.
     
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Lucky bastid;)
     
  4. TimothyGroovy

    TimothyGroovy Commercial User

    Aug 3, 2000
    Hong Kong
    Owner: Uni••Sound
    Anybody know how to contact with Nicholas Tung?
    But I know that he is out of business.
     
  5. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I own one, serial num: 0001 !!!



    I have no idea how to contact Nicholas though

    Here is my bass, I don't know how long the link will work though....(photopoint)


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  6. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    It's funny how all Tung are different.
    You have the first one I saw with no midi out and with position marker like yours.
     
  7. air_leech

    air_leech

    Sep 1, 2000
    Israel

    of course! I have a few hanging around the house, along with my Bebnesees, CTs, Zons,MTDs Pedullas....

    :D
     
  8. TimothyGroovy

    TimothyGroovy Commercial User

    Aug 3, 2000
    Hong Kong
    Owner: Uni••Sound
    In fact, I'm a huge fans of John Myung. I love his Tung bass very much! All of thing of this bass are cool! So I want to have one!
     
  9. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    There's really no reason to contact Tung...he doesn't make basses anymore. If you look, you can still find one for sale every once in a while.

    Myung doesn't use his anymore...he plays his Yamaha sig now. Either way, he got terrible tone.
     
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Yep. It's a shame that such a good player has terrible tone on his recordings.

    I have heard that the live tone is better, but I've never seen DT live.
     
  11. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I've heard its worse.
     
  12. TimothyGroovy

    TimothyGroovy Commercial User

    Aug 3, 2000
    Hong Kong
    Owner: Uni••Sound
    So anyone play Tung before? and what 's the sound of this bass?? I also have a Yamaha RBX 6JM model. The price of the bass is cheap, but I think the finish is not very good.