Desirable Japanese basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rusty Chainsaw, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. Rusty Chainsaw

    Rusty Chainsaw

    Oct 15, 2002
    The Cronx
    What basses made in Japan (with the possible exception of Sadowsky Japan) do you all drool over? I'm thinking stuff that is primarily for the Japanese market, such as the Japan-only Arias, Atelier Z, Fender Japan, Atlansia, etc....

    Suggestions and pics please! :D

    Russ :bassist:
  2. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Tokai ain't bad.
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Can't say I "drool" over them, but I do like the Atlansia stuff.
  4. elros


    Apr 24, 2004
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
  5. hieronymous


    Nov 28, 2002
    Northern CA
    I would love to get a three-string Atlansia. I'm always keeping an eye out for used Atlansias, though I've never actually seen one that I can recall!
  6. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Atelier Z, Moon, Bacchus,and Bass Maniac basses are :cool: !
  7. andruca


    Mar 31, 2004
    Madrid (Spain)
    Old Fernandes were nice, I own one I can't get my hands off!


    I'm appauled no one has mentioned this one.
  9. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    The original Tune is Japanese, right?
    Then that MOP-inlayed purple/blue-ish one that was once here ;)
  10. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
  11. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    I second Moon I play a Climb-250 its a great bass.
  12. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
  13. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Isn't Bossa Japanese? Has anyone had any experience on these, particularly their sixstrings?
  14. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    I don't know, but apparently they are selling basses in the
    US now.
  15. i am gassing for a aerodyne bass!!!!!!!! those make it me drool all over!!

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

  17. Check this out. Atelier Z, Moon, Yamaha. . .

    There are some sick Greco basses on this page as well. A couple of them look like a cross between an Ibanez Musician and the bass Bill Wyman played in the '70s. Anyone know about them?