Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass  

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The super jumbo Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass produces a lot of volume with super clarity and a tightly focused sound.
Topped with spruce and built with mahogany back and sides, the Takamine EG512C Bass has a 22-fret maple neck with rosewood fretboard (34" scale), rosewood bridge, Takamine TK-40B preamp, and chrome tuning machines. The cutaway bass guitar design offers total neck access. Don't forget a hardshell case for your Takamine Acoustic-Electric Bass!

TK40 Preamp Features

The Takamine TK40 Preamp found on G-Series guitars features volume control, bass, middle and treble frequency slider controls, EQ bypass, a Notch Filter, Tuner and a Mid Contour Switch. The preamp is switched on by plugging a standard 1/4" mono instrument cable into the endpin strap pin/jack. These last four features are described in greater detail below:

EQ Bypass: This push button enables the user to engage or defeat the EQ section. When the switch is in the depressed position, the EQ is active. Return the switch to the “up” position and the EQ circuit is bypassed. The bypass of the EQ circuit is desirable in some studio or live environments where external EQ is preferable. The user can also use this defeat switch to quickly check the results of the EQ adjustments relative to the original sound.

Notch Filter: A Notch Filter is a very special kind of EQ, an extremely narrow and deep cut of an audio frequency band. The TK-4N has a "tunable" notch filter which empowers the user to select the specific frequency band that will be affected by the notch. With this tunable notch filter the user can "surgically" remove troublesome feedback frequencies that occur due to the natural resonance of the guitar and interaction with the environment.

The notch control provides control of the center frequency of the notch effect. When the monitor or stage levels are too high, and the user hears the guitar starting to feed back, the player can engage the notch circuitry by pushing the "In/Out" button under the "Notch Filter" knob, and simply tune the filter (actually changing the center frequency of the notch) by slowly rotating the notch control until the feedback is eliminated.

Mid Contour: By pushing (activating) the Mid Contour button, the user is selecting a pre-shape EQ that emphasizes the frequencies normally found to be "desirable" in an acoustic guitar (400 Hz). With the Mid Contour button is depressed, the mid EQ is effectively controlling "nasal" tone qualities while in the up position, the mid control can add punch in upper mids or help "round off" the attack present in this frequency spectrum. The user should experiment with the button and the "Middle" control to determine their sound preference.

Tuner: The tuner in the TK40 is fully chromatic and automatic. The battery drops into the top of the preamp under the battery cover. There are "+" and "-" markings at the bottom of the compartment. Press the tuner switch to activate it. The note played is shown in the digital display. Up and down arrows will appear, when both are on and not flashing, the note is in tune. If the "up" arrow is flashing the string must be tuned higher, and if the "down" arrow is flashing the string must be tuned lower. The slower the arrow flashes, the closer the string is to being in tune to the note displayed. The tuner does not mute the output and turns off automatically after one minute. It can't be turned off manually.

Features

  • Spruce top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • 22-fret maple neck with rosewood fretboard (34" scale)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • TK-40B preamp

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EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass Specifications:

  • Back: Nato
  • Binding:
  • Body Shape: Jumbo Cutaway
  • Case Included: No
  • Controls: TK4NT
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Machine Heads: Chrome
  • Rosette: Concentric Rings
  • Top Wood: Spruce
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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Takamine acoustic bass

By Michael-N0DjO

from Pierce, Colorado

Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I went to a very well-stocked music shop to look for an acoustic bass. I pulled 8 different ones down--all different makes, models and prices--and played them all. The Takamine was the third one I played and it became the one to beat. It never got beaten. Great sound, both plugged and unplugged. And plenty loud enough unplugged for practicing. Beautiful tone. No fret buzz. Perfect intonation. The built-in tuner is dead accurate. I couldn't be happier with the quality of this bass. And it was built in CHINA.

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(88 of 159 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A very good acoustic bass guitar

Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

Consider the Takamine EG512C Acoustic Bass Guitar made in Korea under Takamine specifications has good sound and the sound ages better with time. Consider the Takamine is well done and has that beautiful Takamine finish (mine came with Abalone incrustations in the sound hole). Consider the Takamine EG512C Acoustic Bass Guitar comes with a TKL hard case (TKL 8968). Consider the preamp has a built on tuner (Takamine TK4N). And you have a very good Acoustic Bass and a really good deal for the price.

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(157 of 218 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING SOUND!

By stephane

from Moncton NB Canada

Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

Superb bass. Awesome sound! The best acoustic bass on the market!

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(81 of 143 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Takamine eg512c

By Michael Hilterbran

from Lexingtonton ky

Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I have played in bars and studios all over 3 states, and I have found that this Takamine and a Trace Elliot 4x10 combo gives me all the punch I need from the smallest clubs to outdoor 3000 seat arenas. It has a big sound and the mellow slap for bluegrass and swing era jazz. I have tried them all and for the money Takamine has a winner with this bass. You can't go wrong for under $500.00.

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(44 of 86 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a great bass

By John-NotvQ

from Albany, New York

Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I have been a bass player for about 14 years and have handled many basses. I am predominately an electric bass player, but I love this acoustic bass. I have dabbled with many other acoustic basses but this one is one of the best I've played. If you are looking for a bass with a great low register and minimal buzzing on the lower frets, this bass is for you. I highly recommend this acoustic bass.

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(15 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the alpha and omega

By bassist-Gq2M3

from phoenix, az

Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

After having my Taylor stolen at a recording studio while I was out to lunch, this was the best replacement I could find that I could afford at the time. The sound this bass generates is awesome. I still want my Taylor back, but for the price, not even Martin can compete. Its the best bass I have ever put my hands on besides the Taylor. I'm glad they finally made a good instrument with a affordable price. thanks Takamine!

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(48 of 90 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Da Beast

By yamaha-lPWul

from Argentina

Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

The best acoustic bass in the planet. It has everything you need. I love the pre-amp and the case. I play most of the time unplugged and it sounds great.

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(14 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME!

By stephane

from Moncton NB Canada

Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

Nice bass, nice, sound awesome looks. What can I say, it's my new baby.

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(91 of 157 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Absolute Bargain

By Gary-0HZf3

from New York

Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

This bass is a bargain. It has more than fulfilled my expectations. The electronics are good,with very little hum except when turned all the way up. When unplugged,plays clear as a bell. When plugged in,has a very "uprightish" tone. Neck is fast,and fit and finish are very good. The free case is a bit of a tight fit considering the electronics are mounted near your right arm. Overall,the best acoustic bass outside of a Taylor,and 1/3 of the price

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(20 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great acoustic bass!

By Jim Franklin

from Nashville, TN USA

Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I tried many brands while looking for a replacement for a borrowed Dean performer. I bought this model and love it. No buzzing to speak of, loud acoustic performance, great preamp controls. I tried Fender, Martin, Tacoma, Dean Performer Plus, Ovation and others and for the price couldn't beat this one! Tacoma and Dean Performer Plus (natural finish only) were close seconds. No one else was in the same league. Best feature, great lower string voice.

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