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Yes Ive got an older that I got s/h on here.  It looks a bit like this https://bacchus-guitar.com/node/3421  but with Bartolini pickups. I've got it strung with TI flats and use in either nig band/jazz trio and odd musical. 

I love it - its my goto 4 string - build quality is great and the feel is just spot on for me.

 

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1 hour ago, BassApprentice said:

Some very nice looking basses in there! 

But my favourite was the way they displayed these left handed models 😅

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1 hour ago, haruki said:

Yes Ive got an older that I got s/h on here.  It looks a bit like this https://bacchus-guitar.com/node/3421  but with Bartolini pickups. I've got it strung with TI flats and use in either nig band/jazz trio and odd musical. 

I love it - its my goto 4 string - build quality is great and the feel is just spot on for me.

 

Ok,, seems like they're using their own PU nowaday...  Where did you get yours ?

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31 minutes ago, Johnteckel said:

Ok,, seems like they're using their own PU nowaday...  Where did you get yours ?

I bought it off somebody on basschat a few years back - forget who - I think he may have been in Ireland. but not sure where he got it from

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8 minutes ago, haruki said:

I bought it off somebody on basschat a few years back - forget who - I think he may have been in Ireland. but not sure where he got it from

Ok thanks for the infos ! Looks like now the only way to get your hands on those basses is to order one from there: https://japanguitar-handmade.com/fr/

I'll keep diggin...

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I owned a Bacchus P bass for a while.  Great bass, dimensionally slightly smaller that a Fender and much lighter.  Very well made indeed and is one of the MIJ Woodline Series.

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I checked their website and had a look at some in detail.

If this is the level of their tops, then they need to rethink .  I've seen better 2 piece matching on basses half the price

 

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2 hours ago, fleabag said:

I checked their website and had a look at some in detail.

If this is the level of their tops, then they need to rethink .  I've seen better 2 piece matching on basses half the price

 

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Thats looking better, but i found more than one bass with mismatching tops

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16 minutes ago, fleabag said:

Thats looking better, but i found more than one bass with mismatching tops

True but if this guy is using one of them it may worth a try...

 

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For sure,  cant possibly say that they're not a good sounding bass.  The mismatching body tops is just cosmetic, and might not bother most people

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For the record i had a little tchat with a guy from https://japanguitar-handmade.com/fr/ , he said free shipping for the UK, basses are both in their french stock or japanese stock. Shipping from France is about 3 days, japan 15 to 30 days. Any one had any experience with those peoples ? This burled top is quiet lovely.

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1 hour ago, Johnteckel said:

For the record i had a little tchat with a guy from https://japanguitar-handmade.com/fr/ , he said free shipping for the UK, basses are both in their french stock or japanese stock. Shipping from France is about 3 days, japan 15 to 30 days. Any one had any experience with those peoples ? This burled top is quiet lovely.

Be careful with the 'free shipping' bit because there's always duty to pay. In the past I have a feeling Japan Direct have undervalued items in order to avoid taxes which is risky at best.

I've had two Bacchus basses that I imported myself from Japan. With wonderful. The Jazz had no forearm cutaway so was a bit uncomfortable to play seated but the TwentyFour I had next was just sublime in every way. It had the 'Smith' sound in spades and was just great to play. I sold both when I rationalised my collection down to four strings, then one four string.

I have some recordings made with both basses I'll dig out.

Cheers

ped

 

 

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Another Bacchus fan here. Actually, Ead’s former Woodline P Classic above started life with me, sold very reluctantly. I have a 24 and a 04 Standard 5. I love them both. The 24 is scaled down body, light and really comfortable. Their pickups, particularly the ones with the Handmade logo, are excellent. I have a Stingray type I’m in the middle of restoring too, plus some nice 6 strings. I love them all. I got most of mine second hand from Japan, but bought the P and the LP new. Keep an eye on Ishibashi u-box, sometimes there are deals there which negate the shipping and import duty woe.

 

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2 hours ago, Doctor J said:

Another Bacchus fan here. Actually, Ead’s former Woodline P Classic above started life with me, sold very reluctantly. I have a 24 and a 04 Standard 5. I love them both. The 24 is scaled down body, light and really comfortable. Their pickups, particularly the ones with the Handmade logo, are excellent. I have a Stingray type I’m in the middle of restoring too, plus some nice 6 strings. I love them all. I got most of mine second hand from Japan, but bought the P and the LP new. Keep an eye on Ishibashi u-box, sometimes there are deals there which negate the shipping and import duty woe.

 

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Holy mackerel,  this 5 strings ! Is that 6 a "Duke" model? Thanx very much for your feedback about size/PU.

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Yes, a Duke Master. I used to have a PRS McCarty soapbar until the Duke arrived 😂

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This is the Ray-type. I can’t remember the model name... Anyway, it has been abused, note the bbot bridge atrocity, but it sounds and plays like a total beast and I am in the process of restoring it. I’m gonna fix it real good 😁
 

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1 hour ago, Doctor J said:

This is the Ray-type. I can’t remember the model name... Anyway, it has been abused, note the bbot bridge atrocity, but it sounds and plays like a total beast and I am in the process of restoring it. I’m gonna fix it real good 😁
 

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the one who did that bridge thing should be boiled.

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2 hours ago, Doctor J said:

This is the Ray-type. I can’t remember the model name... Anyway, it has been abused, note the bbot bridge atrocity, but it sounds and plays like a total beast and I am in the process of restoring it. I’m gonna fix it real good 😁
 

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Love that! (Except the bridge thing) almost exactly like the Joe Dart signature model if you're a fan of Vulfpeck etc. 

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3 hours ago, Johnteckel said:

the one who did that bridge thing should be boiled.

Tough but fair, I reckon 😂

I was able to source a correct replacement part from Deviser. The order of the universe will be restored.

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