SOLD Tune zi-iii 4 mij bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Palomar4130, Jul 23, 2021.


  1. Palomar4130

    Palomar4130

    Mar 2, 2020
    Price:
    $800
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Colorado
    Country:
    United States
    Hello everyone, up for sale is a minty 1992 Tune Zi-iii 4 bass. It is truly a hand crafted thing of beauty. Neck through body design. Walnut and Ash body, ebony fingerboard, maple neck. The fit and finish are incredible, rivals any “custom shop” type instrument I’ve played. The neck is straight, smooth, and incredibly fast. The electronics are all original and from what I’ve read, the pickups are very similar to Lane Poors and are sought after. Knobs are volume, blend, and low pass filter. 4 band EQ plus pickup gain levels are done through the backplate. The only thing missing is the truss rod cover. I even have the original leather clad gig bag! I bought this bass originally to record with and as an alternative to my p-bass but it’s just not getting the love it should. I would be happy to sell outright and would be more interested in trading for another mij or cij Fender precision or jazz bass, JV serial Squier, MM Stingray or Sterling. Lowest current prices I’m seeing on Reverb or eBay is $1,100-$1,400.
     

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  2. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
    Gorgeous,and a helluva bass for the price!
    Good luck with the sale!
     
  3. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    LOVE this.
     
  4. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    I had a Zi-iii five string and I miss it. Looks like they fixed some of the issues with that bass, namely that the bridge saddles wouldn't get low enough, with this one. Really really nice bass.
     
  5. Palomar4130

    Palomar4130

    Mar 2, 2020
    Bump. Price drop. This thing is too sweet to sit. Someone is going to get a killer deal on this bass.
     
  6. Sleepwalker42

    Sleepwalker42 Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    Chicago
    What's the weight?
     
  7. Palomar4130

    Palomar4130

    Mar 2, 2020
    Showing 8.9 to 9lbs on my kitchen scale.
     
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  8. MoonDoggy

    MoonDoggy Registered Loser Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2005
    Altoona, PA
    I've owned a hundred basses, two of them were 90s Japanese Zi-I or IIs. Of all my basses, these two basses are my biggest regrets in selling. I loved Everything about these basses: the quality, the feel, and especially the incredible clear punchy tone. I can't say enough good things about these Japanese Zi models.

    I have some trade bait, but I don't think it fits the bill, so I won't waste your time! Good luck.
     
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  9. Palomar4130

    Palomar4130

    Mar 2, 2020
    Thanks for the kind words about the bass and sorry we couldn’t work out a trade at this time.
     
  10. MoonDoggy

    MoonDoggy Registered Loser Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2005
    Altoona, PA
    No problem! I knew it was a long shot!
     
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  11. saxybill1

    saxybill1 Attorney Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2004
    Virginia
    Interested. Can you get the truss rod cover?
     
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  12. Palomar4130

    Palomar4130

    Mar 2, 2020
    Unfortunately I can’t get the original one and I haven’t seen one for sale. There’s a chance the new Japanese Tune company may sell them? I could work out a deal that would leave you with enough to buy one :)
     
  13. saxybill1

    saxybill1 Attorney Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2004
    Virginia
    Really don't care if it is original or not.
     
  14. saxybill1

    saxybill1 Attorney Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2004
    Virginia
    Still interested, lets discuss/negotiate. Thanks
     
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  15. Palomar4130

    Palomar4130

    Mar 2, 2020
    Bump. This thing is incredibly nice. It sounds killer. I promise you’ll love it!
     
  16. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    Ughh this bass has been haunting me.
    I love TUNE Japan. Good luck selling, if I could I would.
     
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  17. Palomar4130

    Palomar4130

    Mar 2, 2020
    Thanks man! If you have any trades let me know :)
     
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  18. fruitlabor

    fruitlabor Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    String spacing please
     
  19. MoonDoggy

    MoonDoggy Registered Loser Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2005
    Altoona, PA
    Can't believe this bass is still here!
     
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  20. Palomar4130

    Palomar4130

    Mar 2, 2020
    I am honestly not sure. Let me see if I can find the info for you.

    me neither man! I thought this thing would sell fast with how nice it is for the price. So clean for a 30 year old bass
     
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