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Which bass is this?? John Myung's bass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by vene-nemesis, Jul 24, 2005.


  1. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
  2. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    It's a Tung, a short lived company. I believe Tung was an ex Tobias employee.
     
  3. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada

    he was, and made only about 100 basses... There was some Tung talk here.
    Just do a search and if you have anymore questions, you can ask here.
     
  4. I had an awesome Tung, it was a 5 string, bright yellow, and it was serial #0001, I sold it to cabooke. It's an incredicle instrument, I wish I still had it. I'll have him post some pics....
     
  5. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    You better do so!!! ;)
     
  6. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    Tung Basses,John Myung use this basses during the Awake years,nice sounding basses.
     
  7. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    here's my ex Tung, also serial 0001

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  8. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    All I can say is: Ouch!
     
  9. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    i can,t believe they left making basses fr food business,weird :bawl:
     
  10. I think I read/heard somewhere that he used serial #0001 on a few of his basses. All I can say is that those are some great basses, that are definitely "classics," and they're always overlooked. I think he'd make a KILLING if he came back and started making basses again, afterall, he did learn from the master, Michael Tobias. Beautiful bass by the way!!!!
     
  11. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Pardon the horrible pun, but a guy's got to eat. :rollno: :smug: As much as I'd love to own a Tung 5-string, you can't blame the man as we've discussed the incredibly hard economics of small-scale shops many times here. Even with JM, who was perhaps the rising bass star around '94-'95 as his "star endorsee", his was a rough price point to sell at, especially to start off at, ex-Tobias employee status or not. Perhaps a scaled-down "Wing I" (his bolt-on design, as opposed to the "Wing II" half-through) without the studio electronics package... it's one large game of "Who knows?" at this point.

    To the best of my knowledge JM owned (owns?) 4 of the 100, including an absolutely stunning spalt maple over ash body/ maple neck and birdseye maple fingerboard that can be seen on his "Progressive Bass Concepts" video.