Takamine EG512C

Takamine EG512C

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EG512C, 4-string acoustic bass guitar from Takamine in the G Series Bass series.

4 user reviews
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Takamine EG512C tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Takamine
  • Model: EG512C
  • Series: G Series Bass
  • Category: 4-string acoustic bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 02/21/2005

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Takamine EG512C user reviews

Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 4 reviews )
 1 user review25 %
 3 reviews75 %

ttoine's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Rare in this config!"

Takamine EG512C

Mine was a luthier defrettée Lyon, with three or four at the time, at the request of the seller who likes to have exclusive stuff. Besides this advantage, I think for the price and size, it sounds really good.

The pre-amp is simple and very good, so the three bands semi-parametric medium, can bypass the equalize, bass boost, and volume output.

In place of the frets, I have small clear lines, the luthier who punched with a hardwood.


Everything is impeccable, my only regret is to have a sum pre-amp of the older generation, without tuner. Otherwise, nothing to say, jazz, pop on amp or DI, is impeccable.

Su stage it is good to plug the hole in the soundboard. It is well balanced.

At home, no need to amp, even if friends come with their guitar. Outdoors, or with electric instruments or drums, this is another story: it is necessary to add an amp.

However, be careful not to put a rope pulling too hard, we quickly limit the truss rod.


I climb with ropes threaded flat as a I hate the sound of bronze strings on acoustic bass, and secondly, it will damage the key too.

I left with a kind bass, and all the "boouuuiiinnns" that go with it. The top. studios and love jazz.


I've had a dozen years, it was worth € 800 and 1000 with semi-flexible cover. It ages very well.

I tried a lot of style, and I've tried others since (including a Larrivée) and I also had an Ovation that I ended up selling (sounded good but was too unbalanced with light and its body his big stick). Nothing found for both, actually. Or should switch to another price range.

If it were possible to change the pre-amp for a current, without modification, then I think I would consider this purchase seriously. I would take the time one day to find out.

In fact the only other acoustic fretless bass series that I considered but is really expensive, it is also a Takamine. Anyway, when I would not have to buy it ;-)

triptonyo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Takamine EG512C
Made in Korea, but wood quality and finish top. Instrument near the high end.


Channel enjoyable and trs trs Access in acute simple (unlike other acoustic basses tested)
The guitar is heavy and gives an impression of high quality trs. The Cort SJB3 ct is a toy!
Its beautiful, wood vibrates against the stomach and the sound is round and warm.


Like all acoustic bass, the volume is a bit weak against a quality guitar (Taylor. ..), but it is by far the loudest I've tried a fair price.
And once branch ... what a sound!


The little extra: a tuner Intgr!
Significantly more than the Cort CHRE SJB3 (starting 550 euros, slightly less if you know the seller ...), but much better.

gege-jla's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Takamine EG512C

Rosette pattern: rings,
Table pica,
Nato Back & wicker covers,
Prampli TK40T qualiseur with 3-band tuner
Mcaniques chrome oil bath
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This is the version correns, the only version sold in France I know


I bought this bass a year ago and I love it, it's a good quality instrument trs. The handle is enjoyable to play, it just sounds n'immporte which places the handle in the same acute that are easily accessible. Although Obviously, it is necessary to withdraw its horrible string copper alloy provided by default ...


I mount the instrument with strings mtal flat net for a game while 'drag', a pure joy and I am all at once to my luthier to rgler this little gem. Obviously the top of the handle nut needed a little rglage (a little bit of lime in the plastic nut for the string of R and G), the mcaniques oil bath for t you needed a little tightening (do not forget that she does in Mount core ...). A pramp is not that the same as that guitar goes well but by activating the boost bass, SETTING THE qualiseur 3-band tuner helps a lot and when he is not super reliable but adpanne well.


With rglage (about 40) and changing strings (35) + the price of the instrument (envrion 580) gives a low electro-Acoustik a quality idniable. It sounds right and the sound is well rounded, enjoyable play trs and costs. I use it to play the songs 'walk' and I use my songs for the Music Man Rock and more people coming to see me APRS concert talks to me all the time with my electro-acoutik lol
I miss being able to play anywhere without an amp ncessairement ct ...

gauthiereco's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The best of the acoustic"

Takamine EG512C
Korean manufacturing of very good quality, see the features on previous opinions.


The handle is fine and pleasant, access to acute're perfect with the cutaway, cons by very big drum sometimes cumbersome but necessary for good sound out.
Attention precisely to the volume of sound, this bass is a must in its category (and also the upper) and volume that can be drawn without amp is very decent (much better than most other electro-acoustic) but Make no delusion, an amp is required for any acoustic accompaniment, a simple classical guitar will require you to turn you on the ropes for you to hear.


Sounds very typical with bronze strings (I recommend the Thomastik nylon with heart still amplify the volume of the bass sound with "velvet" less metal than the original strings), this is not a bass, but an instrument in itself. Used with a baffle house with HP Eminence Legend Bass and Hartke HA2500 amp, the sound is extraordinary.
Please note, strong ties are not recommended on this type of bass.


I used it for 3 years to sell later for financial reasons. Stock:
Finishing on top.
Instrument-the typical sound and unmatched volume.

The weak point that does not make me regret selling it:
-What size until they finally have to buy an amp!!

However, if I had to buy an acoustic bass, I'll go back at least one model from Takamine and most likely the same.

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