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Buying a Bossa 4 string....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by apostle, Apr 10, 2002.

  1. apostle


    Apr 10, 2002
    I'm thinking about purchasing a Bossa 4 string, but
    I know little about them and can't find many reviews on them out there in cyber world. I believe they are hand made in Japan, but outside of that I am clueless...they are beautiful to look at an appear to have high end features, but I have never played one before...it has 18volt active pre amp. It is a toss up between this and a G & L L-2000....any guidance or information would be greatly appreciated....

  2. pilotjones


    Nov 8, 2001
    I don't know much about them either. There's a gorgeous one on bunnybass here. In fact when I mentioned this one on TB, the current owner contacted me, asking whether I wanted to buy it.
  3. They are much rarer than G&L's, and are very high quality. I've wanted to try one for a long time.
  4. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    There's a five-string for sale at Bass Alone. I can't be certain, but it looks like a 35" plus scale.
  5. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    The Bossa 5 is Nathaniel Phillips' main ax. He was the bassplayer for 70's / 80s bands Pleasure and Dazz.

    I saw him live in a Dazz concert last year. That bass sounded great for slap and finger-style funk. Nice body top with matching wood pick up covers.
  6. I've tried many bossa basses and owned one Tune TWB 6.

    If u know Tune basses, I can say that bossa are very similar. Of course models are different but I could bet that they are manufactured in the same "factory" or share some parts.

    Electronics are the same unless bossa basses feature a phase switch. Truss rods and neck construction are the same on both brands.

    Quality is equal for tune and bossa even if bossa are much more expensive.
    I would say that a G&L L2000 are more reliable than a bossa in terms of construction.

    Bossa basses feature a very modern sound.

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