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The Bass Company is back

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DaBassman, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    They will have Ps!!

    I bet people here will love to mode then with the fancy Nordstrand pups.
  2. Kephah


    Oct 1, 2006
    M-I-Z-Z-O-U !
    I'll be checking them out in OCT since I'll be over that way for business!
  3. RG


    May 11, 2000
    central Illinois
    I dont know much about TBC but I was just on their website and I liked what I saw and read about them. It said they were in the Ozarks but just where are they located?
  4. thats sweet! Both active P and PJ bass.....

    i'm gonna have to save my money till the end of September :)
  5. tripb19

    tripb19 Camel - Camel

    Jun 18, 2005
    Melbourne, Aus
    "You can now order fretless fingerboards on all models with or without lines at no additional charge

    You can order left-handed basses on any model at no additional charge

    You can now get any TBC model with or without inlayed pickguards

    We can now ship USPS to the following countries: UK, Canada, Australia, France"

    Looks like a TBC is in my future as a backup 5.
  6. I think I found my next bass. Those look sweet. I am going to have to make a call on Monday and check it out. Looks like they get stellar reviews on many sites.

    Thanks for the info!

  7. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    That bass on their home pages looks amazing!
  8. Bo_H


    Jul 2, 2004
    I'm looking into those. The MM five string looks good.

  9. Yay :D :D :D

    Im well wanting an MM model, i was close to pulling the trigger on one, then they disappeared!
  10. Wayauste


    May 17, 2006
    St. Louis MO
    From the TBC home page
    "TBC is located in Bolivar, Missouri, where our collective energies are focused entirely on the bass industry."

    Bolivar is located about 30 miles north of Springfield MO
  11. war_n_peace


    Aug 9, 2006
    The neck looks cool with the 22 frets and the extra space
    on what would be a 23rd Fret.

  12. PocketGroove82


    Oct 18, 2006
    What is up with this quote?

    The Chinese Connection

    The solution to our dilemma presented itself during a consulting trip to Dalian, China. I spent several months on this project, and during that time I fell in love with the country and its people. We acquired a beautiful production facility, hired a group of talented young people and immediately began a training program that included English as well as guitar making. We were very proud of our extended family in Dalian, also known as The Bass Company East. It was truly a world-class operation, and at the time we were the only American bass guitar company that owned and operated their own facility in China. All others continue to outsource to Chinese, Korean or Taiwanese factories.

    So they had a factory in China, which is better than others who "continue to outsource to China". Ummm. Whatever.

    Granted, they look nice and I still want to play one, as they have copied all the classic designs.
    But really, I've played my share of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese 300$ "classic bass" copies and I don't see why I should prematurely consider them inferior to 300$ basses made in Missouri.
  13. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Bolivar, Missouri, according to the first page of their website.
  14. Flintlock


    Jul 3, 2007
    God knows what they sound like but they look fantastic.
  15. Bassguy1


    Feb 10, 2006
    U.S. - Midwest
    I am making an assumption but that for that price the bodies, necks, etc. may be made in China or somewhere overseas then shipped over to the US for assembly or final fitting. Nothing wrong with that but the prices seem to reflect that.
  16. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    That doesn't bother me at all. It just means they have excellent QC.
  17. BassikLee

    BassikLee Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Deltona, FL
    Owner: Brevard Sound Systems
    The one I have has a neck joint that'll put many fenders to shame. Tight, no room for spare change. Great basses. I may have to get another one, or two, or...
  18. Mick D.

    Mick D.

    Jul 3, 2007
    Dunedin, FL
    Independent Asian Sourcing Consultant and Instrument Designer/Builder
    I have an early, US made, TBC with the Lightwave pickup. It's probably my best-feeling 5-string neck.

    I've known the owner of TBC for about 18 years. He's always been one of those guys who just wanted to do the right thing for the bass community.
  19. andrewd


    Sep 5, 2003
    Does that include doing 6 strings? :D

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