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Can't believe nobody's put a thread up for these great basses (I can't find one anyway)
Pearl White SB301 now sold
The orange sunburst SB310 I have modified with gold harware. Grover gold tuners and Gotoh gold bridge.
Just bought the see through brown SB330 and the Five string SB315
Great basses for not a lot of cash. Come on let's see em... get em out !!!
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[url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/697-obscure-musical-backwaters/"]http://basschat.co.uk/topic/697-obscure-musical-backwaters/[/url] :)

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I had three at one time - now down to one - I really need to take some new pics...

IMO probably the best VFM Bass out there..

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[quote name='bluejay' timestamp='1466526014' post='3076515']
[url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/697-obscure-musical-backwaters/"]http://basschat.co.u...cal-backwaters/[/url] :)
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This link you have posted is just a discussion about the origins of the SGC Nanyo and not people posting their
pride and joy. :(

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I've heard so many good things about these, it's a shame I don't get on wth them. I should move my SB301 on; it doesn't get played. (It's one without a Made in Japan label; I gather that these are probably the pre-production from BC setting up the move to Korea.)

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[quote name='blunderthumbs' timestamp='1466534834' post='3076622']
This link you have posted is just a discussion about the origins of the SGC Nanyo and not people posting their
pride and joy. :(
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Yes it is. Read it properly. It's currently 13 pages long. :)

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[quote name='blunderthumbs' timestamp='1466534834' post='3076622']
This link you have posted is just a discussion about the origins of the SGC Nanyo and not people posting their
pride and joy. :(
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Interesting, because I posted my pride and joy on that thread. B)

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[quote name='bluejay' timestamp='1466535796' post='3076637']
Yes it is. Read it properly. It's currently 13 pages long. :)
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I have read it. Very informative. But not many members posting pics of their basses, That's why I thought
I'd start this thread under GEAR PORN so we could all see some nice examples. ;)

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I think all mine are in the backwaters thread, can't see the point of posting again. I wouldn't say they're all nice examples either, my 465 in particular is a hard working bass with many scars but it has seen off several much more expensive replacements.

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Here's mine. It's one of the nicest I've seen.

There's been a few changes since I bought it: thinner frets (not sure that was a good idea!) and a Bartolini pickup replacing the bridge pickup. It's a lovely, lightweight bass with a great squashy attack to it.

The most annoying thing is the position of the jack input which means you can't stand it up against a wall and even some stands don't accommodate it well with a lead inserted.

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[quote name='blunderthumbs' timestamp='1466525119' post='3076502']

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Love the white one. Great instruments.

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[quote name='Spoombung' timestamp='1467907329' post='3087244']




Here's mine. It's one of the nicest I've seen.

There's been a few changes since I bought it: thinner frets (not sure that was a good idea!) and a Bartolini pickup replacing the bridge pickup. It's a lovely, lightweight bass with a great squashy attack to it.

The most annoying thing is the position of the jack input which means you can't stand it up against a wall and even some stands don't accommodate it well with a lead inserted.
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That's a belter. Classy looking bass. Like the Bart in the bridge position. ;-)

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Here's mine, a Japanese 1991 5 string. Unsure of the model and it's been suggested it has received a new pre-amp because of its push/pull active/passive controls. Lightest bass I've ever owned and maybe the most modern sounding, (or perhaps that was an active Status Shark I used to own). My first 5 string and its been relatively easy to fumble with. Not sure I'm bonding with it though. Not the guitars fault. Its just that I think I miss my simple passive Fender too much.
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Pretty sure all mine are in the other thread, but here goes.
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Got mine out of it's case when another bass went in for a pot change - I'd nearly forgotten how nice they are to play...

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[quote name='TheGreek' timestamp='1466528271' post='3076550']
I had three at one time - now down to one - I really need to take some new pics...

IMO probably the best VFM Bass out there..
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Back to three again - still have the wine coloured 310, now also have silver grey fretless which plays and sounds fantastic and a grey/purple fretted 4 string with crappy old strings which, for some strange reason, give it a lovely tone. Considering the price you can pick these up for, everybody should have at least one.

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Just came across this, Blunderthumbs. Quick note just say have recently acquired nanyo fretless and it is ridiculous how well it plays, looks and sounds for £260! I'm over the moon :-)

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I've now get TheGreek's grey/purple fretted (but with new strings :P) and it's had new pickups and a loom from KiOgon and it is my favourite bass ever - the first one I pick up and the one I look forward to playing.

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And, alcytes, if you want to sell your SB301, please give me a shout!!

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[quote name='anzoid' timestamp='1503694337' post='3360430']
I've now get TheGreek's grey/purple fretted (but with new strings :P) and it's had new pickups and a loom from KiOgon and it is my favourite bass ever - the first one I pick up and the one I look forward to playing.

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And, alcytes, if you want to sell your SB301, please give me a shout!!
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Replaced with a 5 string iridescent Ivory Pearl - I wasn't a fan of 5ers till I acquired this - the neck is [i]sooo[/i] nice...

Photos to follow.

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Here's my SB321 recently acquired from HappyJack.

Was by no means abused, but it did need some fettling to get it up to scratch.

 

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A green 320 series? My favourite colour with one of my favourite basses.

Good buy, sir...

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and here's my 335

It has a great tone and presence.

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Since Pinball's pics above, I have bought that bass off him taking my total to three now.

Here's a couple of pics of the 321 & 335 posing together!

 

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