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Japanese and Korean producers

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lowness, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA

    Does anyone have a list of the good Japanese and Korean bass producers?

    The producers other than those producing for US / international companies on contract.


  2. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    May 3, 2009
    N.E Illinois
    Two Korean companies.One Japanese.
    KHL.Corp.They make Wolf basses and sell them unbranded OEM to Woodo,HK (Heike-Vertrieb),Raven West companies.KHL Co., Ltd. - electric guitars, guitar

    Wolf basses are sold on Ebay.I bought mine there. Snapshot_20141115 (10).
    lklo69 | eBay

    Korean Hatsun Tune Guitar Technology.Tune basses. Tune bass guitar official website
    The Japanese Tune Guitar Maniac.TUNE Official Web Site
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2015
  3. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    They make some beautiful basses. I'm a big fan of the Woodline series.
  4. Old Blastard

    Old Blastard

    Aug 18, 2013
    I have an FGN-made FGN-brand bass that is freakin' awesome. It's the same company that made a lot of Japanese Fenders and the high-end Ibanez models. They have their own line, their own design pickups and I've really enjoyed my FGN Jazz. I also have two FGN-made Fenders from the mid to late 80s and they've been great instruments.
  5. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    May 3, 2009
    N.E Illinois
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2015
  6. Kragnorak


    Sep 20, 2008
    I just ordered my second Claymore - they are heavy and not the simplest to play, but they are HOT with ridiculously-good quality components for the cost. It seems that there may be a few manufacturers supplying similar companies such as Tanatos and Raven West as I notice similar design features, but that is speculation. For example, I have a feeling that somebody is making a really hot pre-amp and selling it to multiple companies, but a) the companies themselves are cagey about who makes their electronics and b) if you open up the instruments the components are unlabeled.

    Sample recording with a Claymore below. The bass has great mids, but the engineer likes a scooped tone:

  7. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    All Japanese brands of the Deviser group :
    • Bacchus
    • Headway
    • Momose
    • Seventy Seven
    • STR

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