Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Feh.. I'm G.A.S.ing because of you guys!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Whafrodamus, Mar 28, 2004.


  1. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    All this talk about Tune basses made me take a little peek onto their site.. *drool* All their stuff is soo purdy! I now have my eye on a 4 string TWXT, a 4 and 8 string TWX-C, a TWB-4 Qm, and a WB-4 FM. Now, I know the prices on these basses isnt' tooo bad.. Can someone help me out on where to locate a tune dealership? All I can find is SamAsh, and they only have silver and black cheap models.. Heeelllp!
     
  2. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    the Tunes i've been showing off are original Japanese models.

    the ones on the market now are the Korean takeovers.

    just a word of caution, i've spoken with a reputable dealer that says the quality is sub-par and he wouldn't carry the new ones.

    f
     
  3. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    weird, i can't access www.tunebass.com anymore.

    what site did you see them at?

    f
     
  4. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
  5. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    not sure if that's just a history page or not.

    Tune Korea used to have their own page, now i can't fnd it.

    check this one out:

    [​IMG]

    1983 Tune (Japan) King Bass TWB-4BB, , Near mint (9.25), , $3000
    This asymmetrical double cutaway solid body guitar was specially made for Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer and weighs just 8.4lbs. It features two SWS-4H pickups. African bubinga and mahogany body, laminated hard maple neck, ebony fretboard with 24 frets and dot markers. Combination bridge/tailpiece. Original hardshell case. (00098)

    YIKES!

    http://www.gbase.com/gearlist/guitar_picture.asp?guitar=531025

    if you have an original Japanese Tune, hang onto it!

    f
     
  6. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Wow.. A tad pricey, eh?
     
  7. hieronymous

    hieronymous

    Nov 28, 2002
    Northern CA
    Check this out - linked from the Tune page referenced above:

    http://www.cc.rim.or.jp/~tune/tune/important.html

    "The photographs and endorsements on the Korean website were taken from our website without our permission.
    This company is in no way affiliated with the original TUNE company from Japan.
    An authentic TUNE bass comes with a warranty.
    If you plan to purchase a TUNE bass be sure to check that the warranty is issued from Japan."

    Be careful!!!
     
  8. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    So, Korean tune basses are ripoffs?
     
  9. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    no, they bought the name and tooling legitimately.

    at least that's what i heard.

    f