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PostSubject: TUNE   Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:34 pm

Another lesser-known bass trem maker was TUNE Technology out of Japan. To the best of my knowledge, they aren't making bass trems anymore. Their website is at: www.tuneguitars.com



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PostSubject: Re: TUNE   Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:16 pm

Tune basses are actually two companies.One owns the rights to use the Tune brand name worldwide excluding Japan,and the other in Japan only.
They are still making basses with tremolos.Here is the link
http://www.cc.rim.or.jp/~tune/index.html
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PostSubject: Re: TUNE   Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:19 pm

Cool! Thanks, Hans! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: TUNE   Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:46 am

All they have at the moment is 8, or 10 strings with trems, man that'd be a crazy sound!
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PostSubject: Re: TUNE   Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:07 pm

Ok, you guys can blame both Hans and John for this, since they sent me the links, but here is a TUNE Bass Trem-o-rama!

A 10-stringer:



And a handful of 8-stringers, all with the same trem:









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PostSubject: Re: TUNE   Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:21 pm

Those are all crazy...they look a little like the Jackson Antigravity bass from a while back.

So if I understand correctly, the tremolos are only available in Japan?
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PostSubject: Re: TUNE   Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:07 am

I'm not sure, but I believe they'll ship anywhere.
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PostSubject: Re: TUNE   Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:14 am

Do want...



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Look at the huge arm on them too!
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PostSubject: Re: TUNE   Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:51 pm

I know! I wonder how they feel and if you can get any pull up action on those...
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PostSubject: Re: TUNE   Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:54 pm

I'm wondering just exactly how the tension mechanism works. Like, does it employ full-sized springs and a claw? Or is it some sort of more compact design like a Kahler is?

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PostSubject: Re: TUNE   Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:44 am

Each string has its own "Strat-type bridge" with 2 springs just like a regular strat tremolo.By removing the screws on the plate that holds the arm,you can select which strings are to be effected by the tremolo.
http://www.onjix.com/tar/bass/TUNE_TXWT-8FM_bodyb.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: TUNE   Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:12 pm

Wow! Thanks for clarifying that, Hans! It reminds me of the Double Whammy design in some ways, since the strings are all controlled by different blocks.

Here is the picture that Hans included the link for:


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PostSubject: Re: TUNE   Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:30 pm

Very Happy and they are priced accordingly...if i remember its about 200,000 yen..about $2000.00
still, they ARE very cool....there was a 6 string with trem up on ebay a few months back
but the guy who was selling stated it was not a trem(clearly WAS) and maybe cos he did not have the bar...
gear aquisition stndrome is a painful disease!
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PostSubject: Re: TUNE   Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:36 pm

Ah, yes....that horrid disease called GAS! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: TUNE   Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:26 am

Woah! That floating system is crazy! I dig it, man! affraid
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PostSubject: Re: TUNE   Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:38 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tune-Custom-Shop-4-string-bass-Neck-Thru-Awesome-/300525380048?pt=Guitar&hash=item45f8b561d0


Check it out Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: TUNE   Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:59 am

wow this thread is old Smile

and I saw a post that said it looks like a Jackson Anti-Grav?

ya...a quite a lot Smile

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PostSubject: Re: TUNE   Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:28 pm

Now that is one funky lookin' bass! Shocked

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