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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DaBassman, Aug 18, 2007.
They will have Ps!!
I bet people here will love to mode then with the fancy Nordstrand pups.
I'll be checking them out in OCT since I'll be over that way for business!
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?
thats sweet! Both active P and PJ bass.....
i'm gonna have to save my money till the end of September
"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.
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!
That bass on their home pages looks amazing!
I'm looking into those. The MM five string looks good.
Im well wanting an MM model, i was close to pulling the trigger on one, then they disappeared!
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
The neck looks cool with the 22 frets and the extra space
on what would be a 23rd Fret.
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.
Bolivar, Missouri, according to the first page of their website.
God knows what they sound like but they look fantastic.
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.
That doesn't bother me at all. It just means they have excellent QC.
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...
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.
Does that include doing 6 strings?