What Happened to Tung basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kevin WM, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. Kevin WM

    Kevin WM

    Apr 12, 2021
    Hello there fellow finger wigglers!
    Decided to make an account on here so I could possibly get some questions answered... And learn more about bass in general as a "new" player!
    So, I am a really big fan of John Myung, and have watched his 90's dvd named "Progressive Bass Concepts" countless times.

    In the DVD he is using a 6-string bass made by the luthier named Nicholas Tung, or simply Tung basses. I have tried to find more info on these basses, but there isn't alot of information out there. But if I remember correctly Nicholas Tung made a post on this forum in 2008ish that he was making basses again. But he didn't . . . ?

    What happened? What is Nicholas Tung up to now? Will he make more basses?

    Thanks in advance, Kevin W.M.
  2. shojii


    Sep 7, 2011
    Last I heard, Nicholas Tung stopped luthery and became a restauranteur.
  3. shojii


    Sep 7, 2011
  4. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    I seriously doubt he'll be back anytime soon...been over 11 years.
  5. Kevin WM

    Kevin WM

    Apr 12, 2021
    Yea I also heard that rumour.. Pretty sad that he didn't get back into luthery. I still wonder what happened though. He had an account on here and made some posts about coming back, but he didn't... His basses were very unique to say atleast. Maybe I'll stop by and try his food. :woot:
  6. I met him a few times when he worked for Tobias and when he launched his brand. I'm probably one of few people to ever play more than 1 of his basses. Super thin necks front to back, I also remember one being yellow and not much more than that.
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  7. foal30


    Dec 3, 2007
    New Zealand
    I remain hopeful we will get the good oil on Tung
  8. warnan


    Mar 1, 2004
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