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If you dig Moon's or J Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mike, Jun 26, 2003.


  1. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    I'm fortunate enough to own a Moon Jazz 5. (I think it's fortunate, at least.) But check this link. These J5's are killing me. Maybe I need to emigrate to Japan. ;)

    http://www.moon-guitar.co.jp/top.html
     
  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Very nice. I like the climb better:
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    I like the G&L/Lakland and Darryl Jones copies too. Is the Climb a copy of something, too?
     
  3. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    I really don't know. I've owned a J5 for about a year now and just recently found out about some of the other models. Since the text is in Japanese on the site, it makes it difficult for a dopey white guy to read. :)
     
  4. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Did you get yours in Japan, or do are they sold somewhere in the states?
     
  5. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Nice, There's just something about block inlays that I really like
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  6. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    I get weak in the knees when I see block inlays...

    I bought mine used in the US for $900 shipped. It's sweet.
     
  7. On their site This bass is about 1883,79$ At that time, precisely.!:D

    I thought it would have been more expensive.
    Although, once it's bought, it got to be shipped from Japan, and afterwards, TAX, TAX TAX!!!!

    Handsome man,27, looking for a japanase woman to live in Tokyo...:rolleyes:


    :D

    Larry:bassist:
     
  8. Bigwan

    Bigwan

    Feb 22, 2002
    Ballymena (hey)
    I've played their "Randy Model" (easy there - this is a family show!), which is Randy Hope Taylors signature bass... it was a beauty. Stood up really well to the Sadowsky Vintage 5 that I had been playing just before (I actually preferred the Moon, but don't tell Nino!)
     
  9. Funkster

    Funkster

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    [​IMG]

    I would love to have this one shipped to me...
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  10. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    I noticed that about the pricing. Something is wrong... They aren't cheapies... They're boutique all the way. MIne has a maple neck/board with block inlays and binding, Badass bridge, ash body in translucent blue with SD Basslines pu's and preamp. It rocks.

    I didn't see the Geddy style four. Probably b/c I only looked at the 5's!

    Here's a so so photo of mine...
     
  11. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali

    Do you see many in Europe? I'm assuming your are not in Belfast, Kentucky. :)
     
  12. Bigwan

    Bigwan

    Feb 22, 2002
    Ballymena (hey)
    The Gallery in London seems to have had a few Moon basses through there in the past (especially Climb and the Randy models as Randy Hope Taylor seems to throw quite a lot of his used basses their way, including a custom Modulus Flea bass with twin MM Lane Poors and custom MOP inlay) and always seems to have at least one about.

    You'll probably have gathered from that that I'm in the UK...
     
  13. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    cool! very tastefully designed basses. i like the overall contours of their looks.

    and the offset front pickup of the JJ5 model is quite interesting. wonder what that does to the sound. fatten it slightly, given its closer to the fretboard, ala a pbass pickup?

    [​IMG]

    and i like the Deluxe models' body and fretboard binding! very classy.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    Wow cool someone had told me that Moon was long gone...I have a Climb 250 its a huge sounding bass...