NBD: Takamine B10 Acoustic bass

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NBD: Takamine B10 Acoustic bass

Post by BassLine » 11 Nov 2012, 21:42

Picked it up tonight. Beautiful looking-sounding-feeling bass. So it's half acoustic/half upright bass (34" scale or 1/4 size URB). Arched top and back, small radius ebony board like an URB. It has a great URB like tone/character/feel, more so than my Rob Allen Mouse in several ways.

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It's strung with Chromes reg light gauge 45-65-80-100, super long scale. They are at least 3 years old and were the strings that came on it when he bought it.

Here's the link.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Takamine-B10 ... _229wt_379

A huge thank you to NotTheFish for posting a link to this on the eBay thread. :)
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Re: NBD: Takamine B10 Acoustic bass

Post by NotTheFish » 11 Nov 2012, 22:07

Hey Owen, glad you bought it and like it.. I have seen these on Youtube and the like and have been very interested in them.. A bass that can be played upright or with a strap and it has and inbuilt tube preamp..It is an amazing piece of Japanese innovation..

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Post by Classic5 » 11 Nov 2012, 22:18

Looks terrific :cool:
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NBD: Takamine B10 Acoustic bass

Post by BassLine » 11 Nov 2012, 23:57

Thanks guys. :)
The preamp is not a tube (B10 not a TB10). About $300 for tube one on eBay.

Mine has the DSP Preamp (AD-1).
http://www.takamine.com/electronics/dsp_preamp
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NBD: Takamine B10 Acoustic bass

Post by BassLine » 12 Nov 2012, 00:37

Manual. Very in depth....
Calibrating tuner
20 presets (10 factory/10 user) with: bass, treble, semi-parametric mids, reverb, and 10 different preset EQ curve types to choose from, each preset has 5-band EQ presets.
Also has a Feedback Absorber - notch filter that you set by note eg G# if that's the note that feeds back. This also you can save to a preset.
http://www.takamine.com/pdf/DSP_manual.pdf

All that, and the guy set it to preset 1 all the time. :lol:
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Post by paulie » 12 Nov 2012, 05:44

Good score. I've always liked them. Were about $5,000 new when they first came out I think.

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Post by Aussie Mark » 12 Nov 2012, 09:37

That does look gorgeous indeed

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Post by maxgroover » 12 Nov 2012, 10:10

Congrats Owen!

But this thread is useless without video clips :)
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Post by CrayZee_Bass » 12 Nov 2012, 10:29

That looks yummy...... :drool:

Yes, some clips would be nice!
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Re: NBD: Takamine B10 Acoustic bass

Post by LimeB » 12 Nov 2012, 10:39

Very tasty.

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Re: NBD: Takamine B10 Acoustic bass

Post by maxgroover » 12 Nov 2012, 14:53

I'd like to hear it played with the right hand half way between the end of the fingerboard and the bridge. In all the youtube clips I've seen the right hand thumb is anchored on the end of the fingerboard which would mean less attack at the start of the note. IMO that's not the ideal spot for playing walking lines. But you'd need some kind of thumbrest to play closer to the bridge, especially if playing it in the upright position.
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Re: NBD: Takamine B10 Acoustic bass

Post by rodl2005 » 12 Nov 2012, 15:56

Congrats man!! Great looker. Glad it went to one who'll appreciate it. & tell us about it too :-)
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Post by BassLine » 12 Nov 2012, 16:46

maxgroover wrote:I'd like to hear it played with the right hand half way between the end of the fingerboard and the bridge. In all the youtube clips I've seen the right hand thumb is anchored on the end of the fingerboard which would mean less attack at the start of the note. IMO that's not the ideal spot for playing walking lines. But you'd need some kind of thumbrest to play closer to the bridge, especially if playing it in the upright position.
that's exactly what I've found... more 'pluckiness' ie a better attack in the note envelope, esp when playing hard with plenty of skin on string.
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