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Crazy basses from Japan !

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JP Basses, Feb 25, 2004.


  1. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
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    and one last:

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    :eek:


    Peace, JP
     
  2. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    and they talk about a low A bass... :eek:

    gotta find a japanese > english online translator!

    Peace,
    JP
     
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  4. DaveBeny

    DaveBeny

    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    The two eight-string basses look quite nice.
     
  5. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
  6. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Atlanta
    The top on the first one is pretty unique.
    I also like the fretless Bassmonkee mentioned. I like the figuring at the bridge end of the fretboard.
    The straplocks seem to be placed rather low, ie near the jack...
     
  7. if only it weren't a 7. i really like the body shape and general aesthetics.

    robb.
     
  8. Electricmayhem

    Electricmayhem

    Dec 18, 2003
    NH
    Those are pretty weird. How wide do you think those fretboards are on the 7's?
     
  9. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Wow, check this one out!
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    America needs more original builders like this!
     
  10. slowburnaz

    slowburnaz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Tucson, AZ
    Japanese <--> English translator: http://world.altavista.com/

    Those look good. Some kinda look like a cross between a Wish and a CT. Pretty cool
     
  11. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    I like many of them.

    I wouldn't bother with the translator though, unless you're looking for humorous value. E.g. you get things like this, as part of the neck description:
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  12. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Looks like an ash neck:

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  13. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    i bet the builder is a TB Lurker!!!!

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    yeeha!

    f
     
  14. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    The Lo-A option is done like a Kubicki - 2 frets added up on the headstock, on the "B string."

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  15. Ari

    Ari

    Dec 6, 2001
    They look great... too bad the lighting isn't very good on the pics
     
  16. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Now this is a deep-set bolt-on neck:

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  17. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    The lower neck on that one is an F#, string, with a 2 fret extension on the head to bring it to E, and octave below a standard bass!
     
  18. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Wow ... the basses in the first post look amazing! Now I want one sooo bad! :( :bawl: you've ruined my day, JP ;)

    BTW where is that drooling smilie when you need it? ;)
    (there was once a thread about Jerzy Drozd basses that had a smilie the had a jaw that dropped six feet... but I couldnt find it...)
     
  19. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Wow, great looking basses!

    Have you noticed how many singlecut basses are being made nowadays?