Re: daion guitars and basses

Posted by Mac on Sun, 03/17/02 - 02:26:52.

: If you can remember the very first Duran-Duran video on MTV, whasshisname is playing a lipstick red Daion bass. I hated Duran-Duran, but I would tolerate that video just to get a glimpse of the only other Daion I ever saw being played.

: I bought a brand new black bolt-on neck bass in 1981 for the enormous sum of $400 (the aluminum neck Kramer I also lusted for was only $350). The only guitar I have ever owned that played better was a Rickenbacker 4001 that was undoubtably one of the first of it's kind (four digit serial number...and I sold it for $175 because it was getting beat up on the road, aargghh). The only thing I ever owned that sounded better was a jap Spector. I'd rather have the Daion than either of the above, though. If anyone wants to sell one of the bolt-ons, I'm buying! Mike C.

This is weird. I too bought a black Daion bolt-on back in 1981 up here in the Great White North. The reason I bought it? My Rickenbacker 4001 was to heavy for my liking.Now if you tell me that your Rickey was white(since turned to a beautiful cream colour)that would be one for the X-Files. Anyways my Daion has been in constant service for the last 21 years and is still one of the best sounding basses you'll ever hear,in the studio and on stage.On top of it all it only cost me $325.00 Cdn.and I got them to throw in a case.There was only one other Daion that I saw in person and it was a sky blue? one.By the way in case anyone is keeping track the serial number on the back of the headstock is 10734.DAION RULES!

Mac

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Re: daion guitars and basses

: Mac
hi there just came across your web site i moved to sydney australia in 1986 when on holiday in queenslands gold coast i bought a second hand daion mugen mark v it is still in mint condtion today the action is so low its a dream to play it is not a loud guitar but suits my style of playing up until now i had no idea it was a rare guitar i only bought it for the instant pleasure it gave me when i tried it for the first time by the way i think paid $200 australian dollars for it in 1986 2nd hand the serial no is 10 11 67 can you tell me the year of manufacture and any other info on this old cracker cheers for now patrick

Re: daion guitars and basses

: : If you can remember the very first Duran-Duran video on MTV, whasshisname is playing a lipstick red Daion bass. I hated Duran-Duran, but I would tolerate that video just to get a glimpse of the only other Daion I ever saw being played.

: : I bought a brand new black bolt-on neck bass in 1981 for the enormous sum of $400 (the aluminum neck Kramer I also lusted for was only $350). The only guitar I have ever owned that played better was a Rickenbacker 4001 that was undoubtably one of the first of it's kind (four digit serial number...and I sold it for $175 because it was getting beat up on the road, aargghh). The only thing I ever owned that sounded better was a jap Spector. I'd rather have the Daion than either of the above, though. If anyone wants to sell one of the bolt-ons, I'm buying! Mike C.

:
: This is weird. I too bought a black Daion bolt-on back in 1981 up here in the Great White North. The reason I bought it? My Rickenbacker 4001 was to heavy for my liking.Now if you tell me that your Rickey was white(since turned to a beautiful cream colour)that would be one for the X-Files. Anyways my Daion has been in constant service for the last 21 years and is still one of the best sounding basses you'll ever hear,in the studio and on stage.On top of it all it only cost me $325.00 Cdn.and I got them to throw in a case.There was only one other Daion that I saw in person and it was a sky blue? one.By the way in case anyone is keeping track the serial number on the back of the headstock is 10734.DAION RULES!

: Mac

I saw a dainon Gazelle in a shop in Alabama and bought it for 325.00. I knew I had seen something similar before, but not until I went to my next Widespread Panic show did I realize where. JB played a daion power markxx for years, and I've even a pic of him jamming with a Headhunter 555. Anyhow, I've got 2 mark xx's, a headhunter, an L-999 and a Gazelle. Absolutely sweet guitars.

Re: daion guitars and basses

i got one my self.at the age of 21 when i got finished whith the army i started working and had some money.the bass was waiting for me along whith his brother hunging on the wall. both frettless one pearl black,one ebony wood.then my musik style became uniqe and my sound rare.

Re: daion guitars and basses

well the page http://home.att.net/~daion/electrics.html recolects daion serial numbers for a database and to know how they are expanded worldwide

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