new TUNE BASSes!! SWV 5 string fretted PICS!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Mar 21, 2004.


  1. thought i'd start a new thread for this.

    she's a player!!! very modern tone!

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  2. dragonbass

    dragonbass Commercial User

    Feb 17, 2003
    N.Y.
    Owner/Builder of LoPrinzi Basses.........................................EX-Sadowsky Guitars Builder
    Is the bridge mounted on an angle?

    Looks cool........but I'm not a fan of the upper horn.
     
  3. better pics of this and my RED SPACE BASS later!

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  4. nope, machined at an angle.

    cool design! made out of aircraft aluminum (7075-t7)

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  5. if you're not a fan of that upper horn:

    here's the spacebass i got last night too!

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  6. Baofu

    Baofu

    Mar 8, 2003
    WA/CA
    Is that 36 frets on the space bass?

    Pretty cool...
     
  7. andrewd

    andrewd

    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    where do you get these basses?
     
  8. YUP! 3 octave 36" scale. will take some getting used to!

    i got these from a private party. the original Tune (Japan) went out of biz.

    there's a Korean Tune now, but no where near what the old was!

    quite the Tune society out there. they seem to be collectible.

    i'm happy with them!!!

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  9. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    I have an old Tune Bass Maniac that's a hell of a bass. It's the lower end Tune, but it's one of the old, Japanese-made variety and it is SWEET!

    It's a deep purple burst, which I'm actually going to sand down and refinish in natural wood.

    Welp! I'm headed over to the luthier section.... ;)
     
  10. Fred312b

    Fred312b What if I want to play jazz precisely? Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    very nice. space bass is a pretty good name for that axe. :cool:
     
  11. Lazlo Panaflex

    Lazlo Panaflex

    Sep 30, 2003
    Fred those are some wacky basses :) I like the first one a lot, very cool modern theme.
     
  12. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Fred, could you post a pic of the Space Bass next to one of your Zons, for a spatial comparison (in particular that upper horn of doom)? I've never seen a space bass next to another bass, so I'm interested in how it compares to others in terms of size and whatnot.
     
  13. B:

    sure, i'll post some pics later.

    i was really surprized at how SMALL the Spacebass body was when i picked it up.

    its a LEFT LEGGER fer sure!

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  14. the Space Bass sure is a tone monster.

    requires a super light touch.

    36" is a beastly scale!!!

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  15. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Wow, a 36" fretless-INTONATION HELL!!! :D Looks great though-very unique!
     
  16. oddentity

    oddentity

    Nov 20, 2000
    Philly
    I used to have a TWX-5 in padauk. It played beautifully, looked great, and sounded crystal-clear. Tune made some sweet basses.

    Congrats on the space bass!
     
  17. UNDERSTATEMENT!!!

    lines?

    THANK YOU!@#$!@#%!$%^

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  18. MyDogBo

    MyDogBo

    Aug 25, 2002
    LA
    both look great ... two nice finds .. you'll adjust to the scale if carpal doesnt kill you first .. hehe j/k .. enjoy!
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