NBD: Blue Moon... even prettier in person

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tb-player, Feb 4, 2021.

  1. tb-player

    tb-player Sarcasm intended... always! Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    This arrived today from Japan. It’s my Moon Larry Graham 5 in navy blue. And it is spectacular.

    I’ve been a lifelong Yankees fan and have always wanted a navy blue bass. It’s my favorite color. So I pulled some color swatches when I ordered this bass. Turns out, Yankee blue would likely look almost black on a bass finish. So this bass is actually Minnesota Twins blue. If anyone asks though, it’s still a nod to NY.

    What’s awesome is that the navy is everywhere, including the fingerboard. It’s going to be a fingerprint nightmare, but that’s okay. This thing is gorgeous. My only customization was to add a chrome Hipshot A-Style brass bridge, so I could get a little wider string spacing.

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    It only took 3 days to get here from Tokyo! Of course, I was also pretty enthralled by the Japanese newspaper used in the packing. Doesn’t take much to amuse me, I guess.

    I’m declaring it now. This is my last bass for 2021. Should I start taking bets on that???
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2021
  2. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
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  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I've got a pile of Japanese newspaper crumples out on my front stoop in the remains of the box my Korg Kronos 88 came in. I'll send them to you if you want. :)
  4. tb-player

    tb-player Sarcasm intended... always! Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Haha. I appreciate it. I think the novelty has worn off. ;)
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  5. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
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  6. Reminds me of the old Delta Airlines logo with the blue widget. My dad worked for Delta in the 70s and 80s and when I wanted to paint a bicycle I was building he gave me a couple cans of blue touch up paint Delta used on their jets, and my bike wound up looking very close in color to your bass.

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  7. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Looks great. I love the painted fingerboard. Been lusting after an all-white Jazz for a while. How’s it sound?
  8. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    That is NICE! 'Grats.
  9. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Is the back of the neck painted blue?

    Extra like points, if so!
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  10. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Gorgeous! Enjoy.
  11. noahw1


    Jul 22, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Gorgeous bass.
  12. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Now you just need a big NY vinyl sticker for it. Etsy has quite a few in various sizes. Go for it!
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  13. hypercarrots


    Jan 28, 2009
    that’s a nice blue.
    japanese like american print media.
  14. You had me.....right up until " Yankees fan" :woot:
    Super nice lookin bass though. ;)
  15. bordinco90


    Dec 7, 2011
    SW Louisiana
    O! M! G! That's Awesome! I love it.
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  16. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    OK. Which private carrier did your seller use? I am asking because I ordered a small piece of equipment about nine months ago from a Japanese seller, which would normally be shipped Japan Post. But right after I ordered it Japan Post shut down parcel service to the USA due to COVID-19, so my piece of equipment quietly slumbers on the shelf with the seller. I'd like to be able to forward the shipper information to my seller to see if he can actually finally send it to me rather than wait more months on Japan Post to reopen. Thanks.
  17. Chrisk-K


    Jan 20, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Now you need a Dodgers blue bass.
  18. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Very nice... but that's most definitely Mets blue... no doubt about it. :cool:

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  19. MaryMary


    Jan 12, 2020
    Planet Earth
    Very lovely! I'm a Red Sox fan... 'nuff said! But it's a beauty. Enjoy!
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  20. 2112

    2112 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    I will *always* hate the yankees (and red sox) with every fiber of my being (go Cleveland!)... but even in yankee blue that is a sharp, sharp bass. Congrats!
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