Bass Japan Direct Reviewer

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  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis


    This guy is a seriously great player and creative, but the actual functions of the bass get a bit lost in this review. I think he needs to record some CD’s and then get back to reviewing.
     
  2. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    Just had some delicious roasted chicken with potatoes, Doc6. Yeah lots of fat late in the night, I know.. And that funky review is funny indeed. :smug: ps. (That bass is awesome!)
     
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  3. taconeko

    taconeko

    Mar 13, 2020
    Tokyo, Japan
    :laugh:

    He has serious chops but agree that some of the reviews feel like we are watching him noodle some ideas he has rather than showcasing the characteristics of the instrument :)

    Much respect to him for his playing and for making domestic gear accessible outside of the country
     
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  4. taconeko

    taconeko

    Mar 13, 2020
    Tokyo, Japan
    @Dr. Cheese I think you may enjoy qsic reviews as they are just the bass being played









     
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  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Yes, I watch their reviews and I do enjoy them.
     
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  6. My local music shop are stocking MIJ Fenders, and I've got eye on MIJ Japan Hybrid Jazz Bass V.

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  7. izpak

    izpak

    Feb 17, 2016
    Essex, UK
    Having bought a couple of basses through BJD, I can say that Danny is a great guy to deal with.
    He also has a service where he will actively help you find a specific bass that you may not be able to find yourself, for a little extra charge.
     
  8. taconeko

    taconeko

    Mar 13, 2020
    Tokyo, Japan
    I apologize if my original post was rude. I am certain he is a great guy. It is clear that he is a fine musician as well.
     
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  9. izpak

    izpak

    Feb 17, 2016
    Essex, UK
    Don't worry, It didn't come across as rude. I also find that sometimes it seems like he gets a little distracted from speaking about the instrument by what he's playing.
     
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  10. Dabndug

    Dabndug Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2017
    Somewhere in Oz
    His reviews may not be as informative as those of the great @Dr. Cheese , but he does provide access to the very cool world of Japanese basses which many might otherwise miss.
     
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  11. miles'tone

    miles'tone

    Feb 26, 2008
    Wales, U.K
    I've bought a bass through Danny, using his Bass Hunter service. Great guy! Very honest and easy to deal with. I'll be bass shopping via him again soon.
    One of us!
     
  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I do not compare myself to him. I know my videos are far below his in quality.
     
  13. teh-slb

    teh-slb

    Sep 21, 2018
    Berlin
    But would he do a better review than you with a phone in his lap? Alternatively, would you do a worse review than him if you wore that nerdy microphone around your head?
     
  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    You and I are not talking about the same things. His recording set up is much better than mine. I feel he is so busy creating a song that demonstrating the ability of bass is somewhat lost in the video I shared.
     
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  15. Leonid Nidis

    Leonid Nidis

    Jan 1, 2018
    :) I viewed some of his stuff cos I was interested in the basses and his service(that is highly recommended by people I trust).
    I couldnt lust more than a minute on a video,sorry its a nightmere.
     
  16. teh-slb

    teh-slb

    Sep 21, 2018
    Berlin
    I misunderstood, then. I wanted to say that I like your reviews because they show off what the instrument is capable off without endless noodling. If you had his set up, your videos would sure be "better", but I'd still prefer your style of reviews.

    Ugh, why is it so hard complimenting someone on their youtube material :laugh:
     
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  17. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Thank you Sir!:)
     
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  18. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    I think IvanBassist puts a really great review product on the youtoobs. He'll play basically a consistent, simple riff for 8-10 minutes in different fingering, pick, thumb, styles with the pickup positions and tone positions and style listed on the screen. Simple. You can hear everything clearly. He's not showing off his chops or talking about how cool the bass looks. But gives a pretty clear tone capability of a bass.
    Honestly, if I'm at a music store trying out a bass that is how I'd play it.
     
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  19. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin Estimator Extraordinaire Supporting Member

    May 13, 2015
    Greenville, NC
    He has a lot of trouble staying on point. I want to hear the instrument, not him or his abilities with a looper.
     
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  20. That humbucker looks absolutely MASSIVE! :eek:
     
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