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Bass Hire in Japan?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by yesdot, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. yesdot


    Mar 8, 2004
    Sydney Australia
    Does anyone know where (if) it is possible to hire a bass in Tokyo?
  2. joninjapan


    Aug 13, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
    I have only seen the rentals at the studios themselves... but it may be possible, renting a sound system is not so big a deal.

    What are you looking for???
  3. Damon Rondeau

    Damon Rondeau Journeyman Clam Artist Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2002
    Winnipeg, baby
    Sheesh, I don't often send folks down the street to the competition, but here I go.

    On 2xbasslist (which is an old-fashioned e-mail based listserv; you have to subscribe), there's a fairly active contributor named Brent Nussey. He's based in Japan and would probably help you out with info if you asked nice.

    You can find the instruction for subscribing to 2xbasslist here.
  4. Also, check Bob Gollihurs list of international luthiers list at: www.gollihur.com
  5. hirort


    May 17, 2003
    Yokohama, Japan
    You'd better contact with Yamamoto and/or Takasaki, both are reputable bass shops in Tokyo. They are taking care of many foreign professional bassists in classical and jazz fields.

    Their contacts are;
    Yamamoto: mail@yamamoto-bass.com
    Takasaki: contact@contrabass.co.jp

    Hope it helps.
  6. erik II

    erik II

    Jul 11, 2000
    Oslo, Norway
    I knew I'd seen him here on TB...