5 string Tune bass maniac

Posted by Bruce Benham on Fri, 11/18/05 - 23:34:59.
In Reply to Tune Bass Maniac

Hi all,
I've been reading about you all using the Tune basses and going back to the Fender. WHY?? I don't want sound like the wannabe hero but I started using a Tune 5 string bass maniac in 1988, although I hate the name bass maniac, it really is wanky, I play rock, blues and although I hate to admit it, country, on the Tune. I've toured Australia and the world, America, England, Europe and Asia with this bass. I've been around a long time and have all the vintage shit, Fender,Gibson (remember the Grabber? Now thats a piece of s**t!!, Gene),Rickenbacker, Wasburn etc... but nothing comes close to the Tune. I can always get my sound no matter what (quality) amplifier I have to use.Most of the work I do is headline crap, so I rarly get to use my own rig.I always have to use someone elses amplifier. You would'nt believe some of the crap amplifiers I've had to play through. The only other bass I use these days is an old Washburn fretless bass with EMG pickups in it. This is an awesome bass too but thats another story. My advice to those who own a Tune, keep it, those are thinking of buying one, get it. Don't bother with the big "F" brands that charge you 3 times the price for a sticker that says "made in USA" or sweat about weather to buy the Mexican or Chinese model because it might be better or not.The Tune is the first no bulls**t bass I've owned in 30 years.
My kindest regards to all,
Bruce



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Re: 5 string Tune bass maniac

Hey Bruce, I have to say that your bass sound is the best I have ever had the pleasure of sharing on stage! The Tune 5 string never let us down buddy. I'm seriously thinking of taking up bass (I always wanted to play bass but my cousins played bass so I chose lead guitar)and I'd love to get my hands on a tune 5 string.
Cheers
Andy
PS wot's wrong with headlining?????

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