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!






  2. dragonbass

    dragonbass Commercial User

    Feb 17, 2003
    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!

  4. nope, machined at an angle.

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

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

    here's the spacebass i got last night too!




  6. Baofu


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

    Pretty cool...
  7. 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!!!

  9. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private

    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


    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!

  14. the Space Bass sure is a tone monster.

    requires a super light touch.

    36" is a beastly scale!!!

  15. Bryan R. Tyler

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

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


    Nov 20, 2000
    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!


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

  18. MyDogBo


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