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SisterAbdullahX

Looking for a Japanese bass?

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Danny has a huge amount of vids on youtube. Great bloke. Knows his stuff. Lives in Japan. And he's a monster player. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KONzgaKtwuc[/media] Edited by bubinga5

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Maybe he can find me a Yamaha BB5000 - just emailed him! Thanks for the link. :)

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Yep he's a top bloke - just handled the build of my Atelier Z for me which is on its way from Japan as I type!

Here he is demoing it!

https://youtu.be/WIaCF6aeV6w

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[quote name='Gunsfreddy2003' timestamp='1488635110' post='3250640']
Yep he's a top bloke - just handled the build of my Atelier Z for me which is on its way from Japan as I type!

Here he is demoing it!

https://youtu.be/WIaCF6aeV6w
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Yes, I saw that one. Lovely looking and sounding bass, you lucky fella! A four string version of that, maybe in a nice walnut brown, would be what I'd like. No doubt you'll be sharing your opinions and some pics when it arrives?

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[quote name='bubinga5' timestamp='1488632441' post='3250612']
Danny has a huge amount of vids on youtube. Great bloke. Knows his stuff. Lives in Japan. And he's a monster player. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KONzgaKtwuc[/media]
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Some lovely looking pieces behind him, too!

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[quote name='Paul S' timestamp='1488633784' post='3250627']
Maybe he can find me a Yamaha BB5000 - just emailed him! Thanks for the link. :)
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Hope he can sort you out! Glad to be of assistance!

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Absolutely - stay tuned!

[quote name='SisterAbdullahX' timestamp='1488636128' post='3250653']


Yes, I saw that one. Lovely looking and sounding bass, you lucky fella! A four string version of that, maybe in a nice walnut brown, would be what I'd like. No doubt you'll be sharing your opinions and some pics when it arrives?
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Was in touch with Danny about a certain Tune bass, he couldn't help as they're rarer than hen's teeth even in Japan but gave me a ballpark figure if one appeared.

Last August my 32 year search was over and Danny's ballpark figure was bang on. Fella knows his stuff.

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Where are the interesting Japanese manufacturers? Atlansia, ESP Japan Custom Shop, Fernandes, Jersey Girl?

You know there's only so many takes on the "Super-J" bass that anyone needs.

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So my AZ arrived last week - not had a huge amount of time to play it but first impressions are very good.

Fantastic build quality and the tone is exaclt what I was after - the AZ EQ-M preamp is very powerful and it delivers the typical Marcus Miller slap tone in buckets which is exactly what I was after.

Pics attached.

[quote name='SisterAbdullahX' timestamp='1488636128' post='3250653']
Yes, I saw that one. Lovely looking and sounding bass, you lucky fella! A four string version of that, maybe in a nice walnut brown, would be what I'd like. No doubt you'll be sharing your opinions and some pics when it arrives?
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[quote name='Gunsfreddy2003' timestamp='1489658064' post='3258661']
So my AZ arrived last week - not had a huge amount of time to play it but first impressions are very good.

Fantastic build quality and the tone is exaclt what I was after - the AZ EQ-M preamp is very powerful and it delivers the typical Marcus Miller slap tone in buckets which is exactly what I was after.

Pics attached.
[/quote]Really cool Mark. Atelier's own pickups. Are they single coilers.? I think you got the sound you were after. sounds amazing. Edited by bubinga5

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[quote name='Gunsfreddy2003' timestamp='1489658064' post='3258661']
So my AZ arrived last week - not had a huge amount of time to play it but first impressions are very good.

Fantastic build quality and the tone is exaclt what I was after - the AZ EQ-M preamp is very powerful and it delivers the typical Marcus Miller slap tone in buckets which is exactly what I was after.

Pics attached.
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I've been waiting for this! That looks amazing, looks like it's been beautifully set up, too!

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[quote name='Paul S' timestamp='1488641156' post='3250705']
We are having a conversation...
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Bingo - Danny bought a Yamaha BB5000 for me today, looks like a corker. I am impatient already! Thanks for flagging this up folks!

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[quote name='Paul S' timestamp='1490538465' post='3265766']


Bingo - Danny bought a Yamaha BB5000 for me today, looks like a corker. I am impatient already! Thanks for flagging this up folks!
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Great news! I'm glad I was able to help you fulfill your dream! Pics needed when it arrives, obviously.

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To the chaps that have used Danny's service, how did you get a hold of him? I've tried using the email on the website but it appears to just bounce back...

EDIT ignore that, looks like he got it as I had a reply within the hour! Edited by Dapper Bandit

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[quote name='Paul S' timestamp='1490538465' post='3265766']


Bingo - Danny bought a Yamaha BB5000 for me today, looks like a corker. I am impatient already! Thanks for flagging this up folks!
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Is this your new BB5000? Cos if it is its lovely!
https://youtu.be/5EKTLUEeQxE

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Unless he found two identical ones then - yes - that's headed my way! I am very excited,

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[quote name='Paul S' timestamp='1490895912' post='3268935']
Unless he found two identical ones then - yes - that's headed my way! I am very excited,
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He's right, that back pickup sound is bloomin' glorious! Edited by SisterAbdullahX

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Front isn't so bad, either. Watched that vid a few times now!! Tight string spacing is one of the reasons I sought one of these out, so I am pleased he mentioned it.

Shame it won't get played with anything like the same finesse once I've got it :)

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[quote name='Paul S' timestamp='1490944350' post='3269169']
Front isn't so bad, either. Watched that vid a few times now!! Tight string spacing is one of the reasons I sought one of these out, so I am pleased he mentioned it. Shame it won't get played with anything like the same finesse once I've got it :)
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Did they make a wide neck version? I had a BB5000A back in the day, it was a lovely sounding thing but that tight string spacing was a deal breaker for me.

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