Club Moollon

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  1. was3funk

    was3funk

    Jul 3, 2006
    Colorado
    Moollon basses deserve a club so here it is.

    Not many of the Classic J-V's made and even less in the states. Young Joon builds amazing basses, hopefully a US dealer will pick them up and soon. As good as any of the high end Jazz basses I've owned. The closest comparison I can make is an Alleva Coppolo LG5. If you get a chance check them out at NAMM, I don't think you'll put it down, I know I won't!

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  2. mikepcann

    mikepcann

    Dec 14, 2010
    Mono Artist
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    My moollon classic P. just being finished up now. Can't wait to get it in.
     
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  3. was3funk

    was3funk

    Jul 3, 2006
    Colorado
    Nice! Lake placid blue? I've been playing my Moollon J5 bass exclusively and loving it. I used it in a high end studio yesterday and it sounded amazing, the engineer kept commenting on the tone. I'm waiting for them to build a P5, but in the meantime a P4 is looking good.
     
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  4. mikepcann

    mikepcann

    Dec 14, 2010
    Mono Artist
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    Should probably upload a picture with the finished bass.

    Been playing it pretty much all the time. I think a jazz bass is next in line.
     
  5. funkythumb

    funkythumb

    Aug 26, 2005
    Atlanta
    I'd love to get a J 5. So a couple questions:
    1. Does he use ebony boards on all his J 5's with alder bodies?
    2. I emailed them for a price list. Does anyone feel comfortable giving me a ballpark price for a Classic J5?
    I'm also waiting for a P5.
    thanks
     
  6. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    sub'd for more info
     
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  7. funkythumb

    funkythumb

    Aug 26, 2005
    Atlanta
    CHEF!!!
    Hey man. Yea, my buddy in LA just got a Classic J 5 and he LOVES it!! If the price is right I'll hop onboard!!
     
  8. funkythumb

    funkythumb

    Aug 26, 2005
    Atlanta
    I've picked up a piece of info from supporting Moollon artists. Apparently Joon uses ebony for the fingerboards instead of rosewood for the alder combo because it more closely resembles the properties of pre CBS Fenders.
     
  9. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2006
    New Jersey
    IIRC, Tim Lefevbre might be playing a Moollon. I read this article a few months back and my interest was piqued. It would certainly be nice to try one first. And when I went to one of their dealers recently? There was no sign of any of their basses in stock.
     
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  10. funkythumb

    funkythumb

    Aug 26, 2005
    Atlanta
    K, got a little inside track that gave me a list price on a Classic J 5 = $2890
     
  11. funkythumb

    funkythumb

    Aug 26, 2005
    Atlanta
    This is the exact bass, matching headstock color and all that should be at my door within two weeks. I'll post when I get it.
     
  12. funkaholic

    funkaholic

    Nov 30, 2004
    Istanbul TURKEY
    Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Alleva Coppolo Basses, Moollon Basses
    Just got my VJ5 a couple of weeks ago, as I wasn't able to find any sound samples, I thought I'd make a little clip and post it on youtube... no EQ no compression (well other than youtube's compression :eyebrow: )
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSRi4FtMzLA
     
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  13. funkythumb

    funkythumb

    Aug 26, 2005
    Atlanta
    Very vice!! Still waiting for mine!
     
  14. funkaholic

    funkaholic

    Nov 30, 2004
    Istanbul TURKEY
    Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Alleva Coppolo Basses, Moollon Basses
  15. funkythumb

    funkythumb

    Aug 26, 2005
    Atlanta
    What kind of strings are you using on J V? Thanks
     
  16. adamsmatthewj

    adamsmatthewj

    May 4, 2013
    WOW that could be a deal! Think of how much you'd spend on a Lull, Low End, M bass, Callowhill, etc. Their list prices all seem to start at about 30% more than that.

    Never played a Moollon in person but every time I hear Tim Lefevbre play his P4 my interest is stoked!



    Have also had my eyes out for good classic passive P5's, the Fender is attractive for it's price and seems to get a lot of love. Something sexy about keeping all that old P mojo but adding the extended range.
     
  17. funkythumb

    funkythumb

    Aug 26, 2005
    Atlanta
    I'm on board with what you're saying.
     
  18. Ultradust

    Ultradust Commercial User

    May 19, 2007
    Seoul, Republic of Korea
    General Manager, Moollon
    Actually, list cost in the books is a tad less than as quoted above, so I'll chime in here to clear things up, as we're very transparent about pricing.

    Since no dealers outside of Korea have decided to yet go out on a limb and carry them, all models are invariably sold to int'l customers directly, and feel free to bookmark the following...you're hearing it straight from the horses mouth ;)

    This is direct (Street, MAP, etc.) pricing for 1960s-spec (alder body, handwound pickups, Makassar ebony fret board on one-piece quartersawn maple neck, 20 ultra-thin layers of nitrocellulose lacquer, custom designed Moollon hardware). Matching headstock, metallic finishes, and ash bodies on IV-string models (when "in season") are extra. Free shipping as quoted:

    J-Classic IV: US$1990
    P-Classic IV: US$1990
    J-Classic V: US$2290

    Out of respect for the rules I'd best say no more, but feel free to PM me if anyone needs additional information~


    EDIT: Sincere apologies for the price typo on the J-Classic V, I checked our current price sheet again and you were absolutely correct as previously quoted for the list price! The above prices are officially effective as of May 2014.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2014
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  19. funkythumb

    funkythumb

    Aug 26, 2005
    Atlanta
    Thanks for posting these prices. People have been asking and I didn't know anything more than the prices given to me above. You mention ebony fingerboard. I'm a wee bit confused. At first I was told by a customer that it was ebony, then was told by the builder that I was getting rosewood. Do you use different woods on different models? Based on the pitting of the wood, and what I was told, I'm assuming I have rosewood on my J-Classic V. Is that correct?
     
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  20. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Wow...those prices are amazing....
     
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