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Jon Shin

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i've been told that they're the same thing as the early Ibanez Soundgear line. I have a fretless one that I converted into a five string (G and C strings are guitar tuners instead of bass tuners; that idea didn't work so well for the D string!), and put in EMG's. It's black, so you know it's loud. I dig it; it's light, the neck is reasonably stable, and the piece of rosewood fretboard on mine is about the nicest piece of rosewood I've ever seen on a lower priced bass. When people ask me what kind of bass it is, they get a real confused look when I say "Bass Collection"; that alone is worth the price of admission. The original company making them was SGC Nanyo, made in Korea; but i don't know if the resurgent company is the same or not.

Things are just the way they are, and they're only going to get worse.

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There are sooooo many cool basses made in Korea. I don't expect you'll have any trouble finding a good one.

 

Word to the wise, though. Trademark and copyrights laws are pretty lax over there; be careful that you're buying what you think you're buying. A buddy of mine who lives in Seoul (married a Korean girl while in the army, lives there now as a professional sax player) bought a Gibson Les Paul for about as cheap as the spammers are selling Rolex watches; he knew it was a fake since it plays and sounds like a fake. But he says it looks real good hanging up on the wall.

Things are just the way they are, and they're only going to get worse.

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There are sooooo many cool basses made in Korea. I don't expect you'll have any trouble finding a good one.

 

Word to the wise, though. Trademark and copyrights laws are pretty lax over there; be careful that you're buying what you think you're buying. A buddy of mine who lives in Seoul (married a Korean girl while in the army, lives there now as a professional sax player) bought a Gibson Les Paul for about as cheap as the spammers are selling Rolex watches; he knew it was a fake since it plays and sounds like a fake. But he says it looks real good hanging up on the wall.

 

Would you mind asking your friend what some good clubs are down here for Jazz? I went to Once In a Blue Moon last night. Nice club.

 

Also, do you know of any good instrument stores down here?

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Jon:

Here's Chris' reply:

 

For your friend: Once In a Blue Moon sucks. Their motto is no one is more pretentious than us. It's way overpriced, and if the audience starts listening to the band they make you play softer. http://chunnyun.com/ http://chunnyun.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=way (Map) is still a little expensive but much better. There are 3 bands a night so you can find someone you like. Definitely try some different nights. http://www.moonglow.co.kr/ http://moonglow.g3.bz/moonglow/moonglow/moonglow.php (map) is in a different area. There are several clubs in that area, so ask around. Moonglow is a little small, but the owner is very cool. In Itaewon the club is called All That Jazz. There are some good bands and also different every night.

 

Instrument store & some sightseeing:

- Insadong :

The Color of traditional Korea. Potteries, arts and crafts, Hanboks, tea shops, Pedestrian's paradise on the weekends. (Subway Line 3, Anguk Station / www.insadong.or.kr)

At the end of the street you can find the Nakwon arcade, a musical instrumental shopping mall. (Subway Line 3 between Jongno3ga and Jongak Station / www.enakwon.com) http://www.enakwon.com/htm/company.htm has a map.

 

Hope you find the right fish!

 

Peace

Paul K

 

 

 

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