RARE Tung Bass on the bay!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TimothyGroovy, May 22, 2008.

  1. TimothyGroovy

    TimothyGroovy Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 3, 2000
    Hong Kong
    Owner: Uni••Sound Endorsing Artist: Sadowsky Guitars, Olinto Bass, LaBella Strings
  2. gillento


    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    Wasn't John Myung playing Tung basses on Dream Theater's "Awake" album?
    Massive low end !
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  3. UncleBalsamic


    Jul 8, 2007
    I've never heard of them, looks pretty cool though.
  4. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Inactive

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    I believe so! And they're in some of his instructional vids you can find on YouTube.
    chaak likes this.
  5. contakt321


    Jul 31, 2006
    New York, NY
    I have always loved the look of Tung basses.
  6. afinalfantasy

    afinalfantasy Inactive

    Jan 11, 2006
    Looks pretty nice, but the price is way out of my range.
  7. Nice, but 'spensive.
  8. Oh, I'd sell the proverbial house if we weren't renting. This is a once in a very long time opportunity... :bawl:
  9. TheXym


    Oct 19, 2006
    If only I didn't just splurge for the new mountain bike. If I had the cash my wife would actually let me go for it...
  10. Guest043

    Guest043 Guest

    Apr 8, 2008
    $4000 starting bid and it's got EMG pickups. awesome. i wonder why nobody bid on it yet..
  11. Bearded Bugs

    Bearded Bugs

    Mar 11, 2008
    That's like a dream bass, I've JUST spent £2000 (about $4000) on new bass gear..... FFS!!
  12. Awesome bass!
  13. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I had a lot of trouble selling mine for 1500$.

    I don't think it will sel for 4000$.

    Very nice bass anyway.

    And it's not a midi out on this bass.
    It's a preamp output (a la alembic) but it's not plugged.
  14. MoonDoggy

    MoonDoggy Registered Loser Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2005
    Altoona, PA
    How's that 5 pin output work? From what I understand, the early Alembics that had this Required using that 5 pin jack for an external power supply. This also has a regular 1/4" jack, so how's that work? Also he claims it has a Bart pre w/ the active EMGs, but that can't be. They shouldn't be able to work together.

    Lastly, does anyone know if Tung ever built a bass w/ EMGs? I've only ever seen them w/ Barts.

    BTW....Thanks for posting this on TB (sarcasm)! It only had about 100 views before the link was posted on here! I'm really gunning for this if I know I can get some stuff sold in the next couple weeks.
  15. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Looks like an awesome bass. I've long loved the look of Tung basses. I heard Nicholas had gone into the restaurant business, though part of me wishes he would go back to making basses!
  16. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    The irony is that if the starting price were $1,800, the owner just might get $4,000!:rolleyes:
  17. knarleybass

    knarleybass Commercial User

    Apr 6, 2005
    Tustin, CA
    Owner of Ulyate Instruments
    I know they guy that has serial # 001, it's yellow, and a pretty rocken' bass!
  18. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    here's a pictures of the one I used to own:

  19. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    He is back in business!!
  20. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    here's what he wrote on another board:

    Howdy Fellow Bassist!!!

    Thanks for your very kind words and your interest in my instruments. I regret that I've been in selfish pursuit of my other career and hobbies, and I haven't had much interest in bass building these last few years.

    I'm in the process of putting a new shop together, and will be taking some custom commissions soon. The new company will be focused on manufacturing of small volume, high performance instruments.

    A "Jazz-type" bass will be introduced later this year, with the new Wing Series debuting in 2008.

    I'm working on a "Tung Bass" website, and it will be up and running very soon.

    I'm very excited to be returning to the world of bass guitar manufacturing, and I hope you will fine my new designs aesthetically pleasing and functionally cool.

    If you have any questions you like to ask, please post them here and I will do my best to answer them. Or you can email me at [email protected]

    Sincerely... Nicholas Tung
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