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SOLD Tune TWB 5 MIJ

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by scubaduba, Sep 23, 2017.


  1. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Price:
    900
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Michigan
    Here's a real nice Japanese TWB. It's probably about as close to mint as you can get for a used bass I think. Maybe a few signs of use here and there. Beautiful mahogany body with flamed maple top. Rosewood fingerboard. Brass bridge and nut. Hardware is all nice and shiny.

    Original Japanese GZP-2 18 volt preamp which sounds big and is super versatile. Lots of headroom. I'd describe Tune pickups and preamp as Roscoe booty, meets Ken Smith burp, with Spector punch. Something like that. There are three dials in the electronics cavity. One for the output of each pickup and one to adjust the mid frequency point.

    Controls are Volume, pickup pan, bass boost/cut, mid boost and cut, treble boost/cut.

    These are real nice basses and pretty hard to come by in the USA and this is a real nice specimen. Comes with original Tune Guitar Maniac gig bag in excellent condition. Real nice one here folks! Take a look at the pics. A lot of bass for the money.

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    Primarily looking to sell but I'm a sucker for trying a new bass so send me a private message letting me know what you've got. You never know. I'm most interested in 5-string basses +/- cash.

    $900 shipped CONUS
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2017
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  2. NG51

    NG51 Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Oakland,CA
    Nice!
     
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  3. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Ellenwood,Ga.
    How can you tell the difference between the MIJ and MIK basses?
     
  4. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    The Korean Tunes are nice for the money. But the MIJ are simply in a different league. Side-by-side the difference in the quality of woods is pretty obvious as is the build quality. The thickness of the wood used for the top is typically much thicker on a MIJ. The Korean models will typically have an S at the beginning of the serial number and have a truss rod plastic cover that reads Tune Guitar Technology. MIJ Tunes have no truss rod cover. I've owned both and the MIJ just feels like a better bass all the way around. Right up there with the best of the boutique builds. But a MIK Tune is still a really cool instrument and nice in its own right. Hope this helps.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2017
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  5. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Weight and scale length ?
     
  6. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    34" scale and about 9 lb. according to digital bathroom scale.
     
  7. Do you know what year?
     
  8. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    I believe 2012.
     
  9. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1

    Jan 17, 2009
    N.H.
    Nice bass.
    Once again, you have some cool basses.
     
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  10. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME
    String spacing?
     
  11. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    I think 18mm based on a ruler.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2017
  12. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Big price drop because I've got my eye on something. Nice deal here on a Japanese Tune.
     
  13. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Does the back of neck have a Scarf Joint? Any pics of back of neck? Thanks, FH
     
  14. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Here are some pictures of the 3 piece maple neck. No scarf joint. Oh and protective film is still on the electronics cavity cover.

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    Here's a picture showing where the headstock meets the neck.

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    Last edited: Sep 30, 2017
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  15. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Groovy.
     
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  16. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    I received an offer I'm considering. If you're thinking about this one, send me your inquiries because it might be gone soon.
     
  17. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    SOLD. Thanks everyone.
     

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