• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop All Categories
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG Doorbusters Closeout 12-5-14
Product 516411

Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass  

  • Write a Review

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...Read More

We're sorry—this item is unavailable.

Find a similar product below or contact our experts for a recommendation of great alternatives. Call us at 800-449-9128.

Similar Items:
OVERVIEW

Great projection and classic good looks!

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

Click or call to nail down yours today!

Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
TakamineEG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Acoustic/Electric for the money

I had one of these basses for 10 years and made the mistake of selling it off.
I play upright bass as well and thought, "I won't miss this Takamine, I...Read complete review

I had one of these basses for 10 years and made the mistake of selling it off.
I play upright bass as well and thought, "I won't miss this Takamine, I have other acoustics."

But I miss just grabbing an ABG rather than unpacking a big bass when doing a little practicing. I have looked into a handful of different ABGs and NONE of them are the quality of the Takamine in the same price range. This bass could really be sold for $800+. Grab one before they raise the price.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

If it's defective, is it a good value?

I ordered a Michael Kelly bass a couple of weeks ago and it arrived at my house rattling with a bowed neck. Alright, I thought, I'll just replace it with a more dependable...Read complete review

I ordered a Michael Kelly bass a couple of weeks ago and it arrived at my house rattling with a bowed neck. Alright, I thought, I'll just replace it with a more dependable Takamine. Ordered this EG512C, and a week and a half later I receive my brand new bass - which rattled and had a bowed neck. This is beyond the sort of rattling that can be fixed by adjusting the bridge. This is the last instrument I will be ordering through Musician's Friend. This has been a very disappointing experience.

Reviewed by 15 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
4.0

Best Acoustic/Electric for the money

By belgiangiant

from San Diego

About Me Professional Musician

Ask me a question

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Feel
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Big And Burly

Best Uses

  • Quiet Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I had one of these basses for 10 years and made the mistake of selling it off.
I play upright bass as well and thought, "I won't miss this Takamine, I have other acoustics."

But I miss just grabbing an ABG rather than unpacking a big bass when doing a little practicing. I have looked into a handful of different ABGs and NONE of them are the quality of the Takamine in the same price range. This bass could really be sold for $800+. Grab one before they raise the price.

Comment on this review

 
5.0

EG512C plays great, good action.

By Hootie

from Bellevue, Nebraska

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    Nice Bass playes great every note come in good,I do alot of Hendrix songs on this bass,good Billy Coxs action on this bass,do alittle funk on the bass,I was very happy,Like I said great action,try it out the EG512C made in Korea I was really surprised myself,bought a used case, fits nice and tight, good hard case.wish I could afford a 2,500$ fretless bass from Takamine

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    I Love It

    By Ellensburg Blue

    from Ellensburg, WA

    Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    I have owned this Bass for about 8 months and love it. The neck feels very much like that of my Fender Electric. It is not loud but it it will work unplugged. I find the tuner to be plenty accurate. I could not get the correct case when I bought it. The point on the head makes it a tight fit in the case I ended up with.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is the one!

    By Sasquatch

    from Los Angeles, CA

    Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    I went from guitar shop to guitar shop and playing different A/E Basses. No matter how many others I tried I kept coming back to this one. When I found one that I thought I liked better it was usually double the price, and what I liked better on the more expensive models was always that the bodies were narrower which made them comfortable to sit and play. The Michael Kelly's were good, but inconsistent from model to model. They've flooded the market with their A/E basses, so they will no doubt be the market leader soon, but in terms of a specific bass, unless you are looking to pay double the price I'd get my hands on the Takamine EG512 as soon as you can.

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    lovin this bass more n more each day

    By ShortWoman

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    the luckiest thing that ever happened 2 me was a botched attempt at buying amichel kelly bass... hadnt even considered takamine but got the surprise of my life when i sat down and played this thing... the tone was superior to that of a fender i saw for 2x the $$$.... its pretty big for me as i'm only 5'1" but it sounds so very sweet.... the only problem i have is with the tuner.... other than that it's the beez kneez....

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent value

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    I test drove a number of other acoustic-electrics at the local guitar retailer, and found this one to be the best value for dollar in a long-scale bass, especially with the hard shell case included. I was disappointed with the bridge set up once I got mine - the E and A strings are unplayable above the tenth fret, and the D a bit off above the 14th, which makes chords sound bad. This will require a significant repair at my local luthiers. But if you're playing only single notes, this bass rules.

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    I love this AB

    By luv4bass

    from Olympia, WA

    Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    Great bass right off the start. I needed something to take camping (tired of feeling left out when friends break out accoustics) and this has done the trick. More than the trick. It is my primary bass now. I play more on this baby than any of my other axes. It has great tone; it projects clearly; even slaps well... I know... I know. I love this bass whole heartedly. It is a bit large and cumbersome at first, but the sound it produces is worth it. I dislike the built in tuner, but hey, nobody says you need to use it. I had a strap button placed at the bottom of the neck and she hold and balances beautifully. If something were to ever happen to this baby, I would cry my eyes out, track down the mother who stole/broke it, and then kill 'em. After the worthwhile revenge, I would order another exact model to play while I spent the rest of my prison term in comfort... holding my EG512

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    So- weet

    By Basically Bass

    from Hazel Green, AL

    Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    This is a great AE. Plugged or unplugged, the tone is awsome. I play it everyday, and the only thing that needed to be done was a set of strings. The quality and looks are awesome. Best AE for the price anywhere!

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great tone

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    I recently purchase the takamine after trying many different brands in the same price range. The look, ease of play, and awesome tone unplugged made my decision easy. My only beef is that the built in tuner is a little difficult to use. This bass is an incredible value for the money.

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great acoustic/electric bass

    By Bootsy

    from Winnipeg, Canada

    Comments about Takamine EG512C Acoustic-Electric Bass:

    I have had this Takamine for 2 years now.....and play it virtually every day. Absoloutely NO problems with either electronics or construction. Would recomend to anyone. Only adjustment necessary have been minor neck adjustments which are normal for this weird climate I live in. LOL

    Comment on this review

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

    You are changing the Ship-To country.

    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.