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My Moon Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Steve Amadeo, Mar 6, 2008.


  1. Steve Amadeo

    Steve Amadeo

    Nov 14, 2005
    Wallasey, UK
    Hi,

    Just bought this a week ago. One of the most comfortable to play and nicest sounding J basses I've ever tried. Ash body, ebony fingerboard, Sadowsky preamp.

    Pic below shows my other basses too. Moon Jazz, 75 P bass, 69 P bass, Pensa fretless J.


    FullMoon.

    HalfMoon.

    MybassesFeb2008.
     
  2. santucci218

    santucci218

    Jan 26, 2007
    Pittsburgh
    seems cool man. how much do those go for?
     
  3. Hawaii Islander

    Hawaii Islander Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Rio Rico, AZ
    Looks great! I never heard of thet brand/model? before.

    Congrats!
     
  4. Linkert

    Linkert Guest

    Oct 24, 2006
    Would look great with a hippie on the beach. (Not a bad comment) I just love hippies!
     
  5. Steve Amadeo

    Steve Amadeo

    Nov 14, 2005
    Wallasey, UK
    I bought mine used in London for £950.
     
  6. Steve Amadeo

    Steve Amadeo

    Nov 14, 2005
    Wallasey, UK
    Yeah they're high end Japanese basses. very rare outside of Japan.
     
  7. BassmanDk

    BassmanDk

    Nov 23, 2005
    Odense, Denmark
    Employee - 4Sound, Odense
    Larry Graham plays 'em!
     
  8. ROGI

    ROGI

    Apr 25, 2005
    Croatia, Europe
    yeah, and he calls his "sunshine" and "moonshine" (say hello sunshine..."hello" harharhar )

    he's great basists and great comedian. like some sort of bassloving pirate capitan! arrrrrr me laddyyy


    OT: really really sweet bass :) pickups are moon or something else ?
     
  9. Steve Amadeo

    Steve Amadeo

    Nov 14, 2005
    Wallasey, UK
    That's hilarious!!!

    The pickups are Moon. Sounds lovely but I wonder what it'd be like with some Lindy Fralins in.... or Nordstrands.....
     
  10. ROGI

    ROGI

    Apr 25, 2005
    Croatia, Europe
    i'm trying to get money for Ppickup, you are rubbing salt on my wounds :D

    :(


    i bet moon would sound killa with nordys
     
  11. Steve Amadeo

    Steve Amadeo

    Nov 14, 2005
    Wallasey, UK
    Oh no! I feel a whole new research project coming on!
     
  12. ROGI

    ROGI

    Apr 25, 2005
    Croatia, Europe
    that bass is really straightforward, ash, maple and ebony, 2 singles and shadowsky preamp....grrrrrrrr that's the bass i would like to own :)
     
  13. what are the advantages of having a wonky pickup? I've seen them about before...just have no idea why you'd do it.
     
  14. Pickup position has a huge impact on tone... the closer to the neck, the more of the deep, low end fundamental you will get. I assume the slant toward the neck on the E string side is meant to increase the deep low end response (i.e., the E string fundamental), and I assume is meant to fatten the tone for slapping when both pickups are on full.
     
  15. jazzenfunk

    jazzenfunk Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    bay area
    I had a 5 string Moon just like that one. It was very heavy, about 11-12
    lbs. It had great fat tone though, wish I still owned it.
     
  16. soniq

    soniq

    Apr 19, 2006
    El Dorado Hills, CA
    Forget the Moon...nice 69 :p .
     
  17. FortessOne

    FortessOne

    Nov 8, 2004
    Nice! We should start a club or something :smug:

    My fretless J:

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  18. Steve Amadeo

    Steve Amadeo

    Nov 14, 2005
    Wallasey, UK
    Yeah mine's heavy. It does sound FAT though!
     
  19. Steve Amadeo

    Steve Amadeo

    Nov 14, 2005
    Wallasey, UK
    Ah, Ken with the wisdom! Thanks for that. I honestly thought it was purely a style thing. It does sound immense though. A beautiful bass.
     
  20. Steve Amadeo

    Steve Amadeo

    Nov 14, 2005
    Wallasey, UK
    Woohoo!! WE ARE FAMILY!! Ha ha!
     

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