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What do you think??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Yvon, Feb 7, 2001.


  1. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    Bartolini P/U
    18V Batolini Pre-amp
    35" scale
    serial: 0001
    1800$

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    Should I buy it?
    what do you think?
    I can't try it....






    [Edited by Yvon on 02-07-2001 at 03:54 PM]
     
  2. trainyourhuman

    trainyourhuman Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2000
    MI
    That looks like on of Nicholas Tungs basses to me... Where did you find it, if you don't mind my asking? It looks pretty sweet to me! Tell you what, you buy it, and if you don't like it, I'll buy it from you... Sound good?
     
  3. Yvon, that axe looks dynamite! The Bartolini pups and pre-
    amp will give a top shelf sound too. The only thing is the
    not being able to try part. I bought an Epi Jack Casady
    without ever trying or hearing it, but, I had alot of good
    reports from reliable sources. $1,800.00 is alot of wood.
    How many other basses have you tried? If you don't like it,
    (I don't see why anyone wouldn't) can you return it, or
    swap it? As you might have guessed; caution is a very good
    friend of mine. This is a hard call. Hey everybody, what
    do you all think. Moderator your opinion too, come on now.
    Let's help the Lad out.

    My vote: Buy what you can get your hands on for that much
    money. Just my humble opinion.

    Mike J.
     
  4. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    it is a Nicholas Tung bass. It's so beautiful, and I'm sure they haven't done bad bass!

    I let you know if I don't buy it!
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I don't like it. I looks like a J bass w/a Tobias headstock, only i am looking at it while I'm on acid. I agree w/Michael. If you have a trail period & you can return it if you don't like it, do it. Play it & if it sounds, plays & feels awesome, keep it. I wouldn't want to be stuck w/it & you lose out on $1800.00.

    Good luck
     
  6. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    tung basses are awesome! they were hand-made by nicholas tung, but were discontinued after a brief time, so they are ULTRA rare. nicholas tung used to work beside michael tobias when tobiases were tobiases, if ya know what i mean. if you wanna hear what they sound like recorded, john myung used them exclusively on dream theater's second release, awake. awesome deal, you found there...do the right thing... :D
     
  7. FuegodeX

    FuegodeX

    Sep 16, 2000
    do they have a website for Nicholas Tung basses? where did u get that pic from? yeah bass looks sweet and with 2 bartolinni j's the sound is bound to be spectacular.

    [Edited by FuegodeX on 02-07-2001 at 10:32 PM]
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    yvon, that's a pretty rare bass. I think Tung only built about 100 basses in total and then got out of the business.

    The problem with this bass is that you're looking at it from a "player's" point of view and not as a "collector". With a collector, sound and playability is not as important. I wish I could give you an idea what this one sounds like.

    From the looks of it, with an Ash (?) body, Maple board, Bartolini electronics and 35" scale it could sound excellent.

    Here's some more Tungs:
    bunnybass
    http://www.bunnybass.com/bass/zTung6FL.shtml

    The LowEnd
    http://www.angelfire.com/ab2/bbarrett2/page101.html

    My first thought when I saw your picture was "Damn, he found a Tung!!"

    Nice bass. I like them but haven't touched one in years.

    Let me know if you pass on this one, too.
     
  9. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I will probably buy it...so I take your word for it! ;)

    I'll let you know monday night.


     
  10. JimmyThePlumberMan

    JimmyThePlumberMan

    Feb 4, 2001
    Serial #0001?! Wow, even if you don't like it, you got a piece of "history" there that any collector would DIE for, so you could literally earn money on it even if you dont like it (which isnt likely).

    I've had the pleasure of playing a Tung once, and wow, those are pretty amazing basses. Go for it, and tell us how it is!