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Moon basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rontalsaurus, May 3, 2006.


  1. rontalsaurus

    rontalsaurus

    Aug 19, 2002
    Anyone play one?

    I've always been intrigued by them, never had a chance to try one though.
    What's the tone like? I know Larry Graham plays one, but I don't have anything with him on a Moon.

    I would have figured they'd angle the neck pup the other way to balance out the tone between the E string and G string. Why add more low frequency into the E string and more treble snap into the G string?

    Err...I think as I typed that the answer became pretty clear...slappity slap.
     
  2. ibz

    ibz

    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    Nothing wrong with going slappity slap sometimes. ;)

    These basses intriuge me as well. They look like really cool Japanese made basses.

    Also, an interesting side note, there's a maker called Crescent Moon custom basses that look pretty cool too, but a very different vibe.

    Crescent Moon site
     
  3. lug

    lug

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    Graham on the Moon:

     
  4. lefty007

    lefty007

    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Nice video find, lug! Don't you wish he was playing a Carvin? :hyper:

    I'm also curious about Moon Basses. . . they seem so rare. I have only seen 3 people playing them: Larry, Pino Palladino, and Victor Bailey, back is the day. . .
     
  5. lug

    lug

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    No, I wish he was playing a Lug Signature series that was about to go into production! :D
     
  6. dancing_chris

    dancing_chris

    Feb 17, 2006
    www.fpzmultimedia.com/mov/pena.mov


    might be wrong but I think this guy is playing a Moon Bass.... either way that solo is smokin:eek: !!

    Anybody know more about this player??? (John Pena)
     
  7. Never played one, but I've always been interested in them as well. There have been discussions about Moon on TB in the past. There is at least one Moon owner on the forum. . . Mike Watt has a Larry Graham bass in his gallery of thud staffs, about a quarter of the way down the page:

    http://www.hootpage.com/hoot_gallery-thudstaffs.html
     
  8. Don't know who he is, but when I saw that a while back I was very impressed :cool:
     
  9. i have that whole video, pretty good stuff, not very informative on how to play slap style though
     
  10. They're excellent basses with superb build quality.
     
  11. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    If I ever got a Jazz it would be an all white moon, what are the prices like on them? Expensive?
     
  12. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Last I saw, they were going for about 3300 new.
     
  13. mark king also had one.
     
  14. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Dollars? Dear me! :eek:
     
  15. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    i had a beautiful moon J5 for awhile and it rocked- build quality was top notch. it is the only fender style instrument i wish i still had.
     
  16. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Does anyone know of any online dealers for Moon Basses?
     
  17. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    LOL! I think Celinder made a Graham sig at one time.
     
  18. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I have played a Celinder jazz bass before I think, it was very, very good!
     
  19. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Celinder Graham sig
     
  20. barebones

    barebones Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Denver, CO

    Nice! You know, I don't play a ton of slap bass, but every time I see Larry Graham I want to do more!

    Matt
     

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