SOLD Tune TWB5 Maple on hog: Lowered to 550 plus shipping

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Kevinlane, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. Kevinlane

    Kevinlane Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Missouri, near Branson
    Lowered Price to $550 + shipping
    Really nice inexpensive bass. I really like the preamp (this one is stock) 3 band
    i believe the fretboard is rosewood. Body Mahogany with Maple top

    18mm bridge 47mm nut
    8Lbs 3oz
    includes a basic gig bag
    she does have a few scratches on the back, but nothing serious

    shipping $75

    49992826143_309ff940b8_c.jpg Tune Bass 5st by Kevin Breshears, on Flickr

    49993348586_19cacf0b9f_c.jpg Tune Bass 5st by Kevin Breshears, on Flickr

    49993320866_a4a46d76dd_c.jpg Tune Bass 5st by Kevin Breshears, on Flickr
    49994991153_bbfb3c93a0_n.jpg Untitled by Kevin Breshears, on Flickr
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2020
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  2. Used Tunes are phenomenal buys. I've had three and the Japanese fiver I never should have sold. Killer necks. GLWTS.
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  3. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Country or Origin? Scale?
  4. Kevinlane

    Kevinlane Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Missouri, near Branson
    Korean , I think, 34"
  5. Bassistik


    May 15, 2013
    Is there a s/n on a back of headstock? Easiest way to tell Tune's producer is by number of digits in serial.
  6. Looks identical to mine. Long S-number is Korean. I think these are some of the most underrated and under the radar basses around. They have their own modern yet organic sound. Great 3 band preamps. 34” scale is easy to reach. The low B is excellent. Mine has been not only a workhorse, I t’s been nearly indestructible. The bass survived a vicious 3 foot fall as it launched itself off the stage and across the dancefloor with a Violent strap peg failure midsong. Suffering only cosmetic injury’s. I love these and plan on a fretless 5.
    All to say buy this people it’s a great deal. GLWTS. Only thing I’d add is for me it didn’t hang as comfortably as I like, so I changed the strap button positions. Now I love the way it hangs and balances. If someone gets this and doesn’t like the “hang” contact me. I’ve got soutions.
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  7. Kevinlane

    Kevinlane Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Missouri, near Branson
    Then this is a Korean for sure.
    thanks Kirk, I too didn't like the ergonomics. call me an old fuddy duddy.

  8. Kevinlane

    Kevinlane Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Missouri, near Branson
    Looks like she's sold
    thx Craig
  9. I figured it wouldn’t last long. Lol. The way the bass hung on me was the ONLY thing I didn’t like. I got mine a little beat up used to begin with. So, for me, it was a no brainer to move the strap buttons. If it had been a $2000 instrument I may not have. It’s taken me 50 years to really hone in on all the minutiae of exactly what I like. I love the neck on these basses. Not to wide with 18mm spacing and the neck profile is not too fat front to back, they just feel good in the hands. Also the whole 24 frets are easily accessible.
  10. mustBmtd

    mustBmtd Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    So! Is this for sale or has it been sold?
  11. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Yes. "Sold in principle" is somewhat akin to saying someone is slightly dead or partly pregnant.

    Please clarify.

    Nice bass.
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  12. Kevinlane

    Kevinlane Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Missouri, near Branson
    Waiting on payment, it's not sold until payment is recieved.
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  13. JRN

    JRN Supporting Member

    Aug 4, 2010
    CO 80443
    Underrated for sure.
  14. Kevinlane

    Kevinlane Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Missouri, near Branson
    buyer flaked out, available again
  15. Kevin Guin

    Kevin Guin Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Chicago, USA
    You guys are saying that you don't like the that hanging on a strap or is it that wack downturned lower horn digging into your thigh?

    I want a sleek 5-string with great upper access. Are there any jazz-bass tones?

    Thanks. -K

    edit: didn't realize this thread is so old...
  16. Kevinlane

    Kevinlane Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Missouri, near Branson
    Yes the bass is still available. (btw, who REALLY cares about old threads, as long as it's still FS. I mean, bits are cheap :)
    No jbass tones (has 2 buckers)
    and it is "sleek" with lotsa access up high.
    Very good bass for this kinda money.

    As far a ergonomics, I'm a straplok guy and I didn't wish to modify it with the narrow horn. The bottom horn does dictate where it sits on your lap if sitting.
  17. fruitlabor


    Apr 6, 2007
    What was the hang solution
  18. Ok, I’ll preface by saying, @Kevinlane please feel free too remove my my comments. Here’s my solution to what I considered a SMALL problem of MINE. Strap attachment points.
    I’ll add in the last couple of years, I have started analyzing small details about what I like and dislike on my different basses. Since I have quite a few, I have gleaned a few insights. One of which is strap attachment points positioning. Locations I dislike are things like Strap buttons that are on the back of the base rather on the side or the edge of the body.
    If you look closely at the strap button on the bottom of the bass in the picture you will see that it is sitting closer to the front edge of the body, than the back edge, it is not in the middle of the body depth wise or front to back. And this is so the bass will naturally lean back slightly at the top, instead of tending to lean forward. In a similar way when strap buttons are on the back of an instrument I find that the instrument wants to lean away from me, (top of body) and I prefer that it is very slightly leaning back towards me, so I can see a bit of the top or face of the fretboard. I found this helped even more when I had a bigger beer belly. Lol
    And the strap button on the Horn was repositioned to the tip of the horn. (The black Schmutz on the tip is a torn up felt washer that needs replacing) It’s been so long I forget if this button was on the back or on the bottom of the horn some weird place that I couldn’t stand. So that was a simple fix. Or so I thought. Turns out that is the tip that broke under heavy playing one night and sent the bass flying out of my hands across the dance floor. A buddy rebuilt the tip with some epoxy wood mix. LOL this bass has Been a beast of a work horse. It has been my back up for 8 or10 years it just is the one that I keep grabbing when other things don’t feel right because it always feels good and sounds good EA58AEE8-FC29-4114-BFDF-D7C0CED9FAC3.jpeg 725C4F65-0F86-439C-A549-6570AD42E9A6.jpeg
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  19. fruitlabor


    Apr 6, 2007
    The bottom, I think I can do. The top horn??? I’m a little hesitant of not having enough wood to drill
  20. Jv-d


    Feb 28, 2021
    Nice turn, is that you?
    Definitely not eastern hard pack
    Don't need edges in that fluffy stuff ;)
    Hope your having a good season out there!
    Decent year out here except for the faux virus lockdown