Thank you for visiting my shop. My name is Danny Stewart, I'm an ex-pat pro-level bassist living in Tokyo Japan, playing gigs, composing, teaching and running this shop (with the help of my family). Bassically, Bass Japan Direct is a service for bassists anywhere in the world to have the opportunity to get some of Japan's finest instruments without the headache of language barrier and high taxes. I established this service as I believe that Japan, due to its rich wood-working culture, offers some of the finest instruments out there, but they are not so easy for outsiders to access. I set up shop after spending years researching brands and builders, and now offer a source-to-door service in supplying you with the MIJ bass of your dreams be it new, used or custom made. I work with a number of excellent builders and also collaborate in partnership with a number of leading shops....so the sky is the limit really. I can supply my customers with nearly anything! To this day I have shipped out hundreds of new, used and custom order basses to happy customers around the world. Because this is a small family run operation there are no communication issues, just efficient, friendly and effective service.
OTHER SERVICES: Custom Order management for Bacchus, Momose, STR, Dragonfly, Atelier Z, Sago. Direct Order management for the below brands subject to stock availability. Bass Hunter - Rare and Vintage bass / guitar procurement, service, set up and shipping management Repairs and customizations. - Rewiring, upgrades, action set up, intoning, general maintenance, custom finger ramps and truss covers!
KRIS ROGERS (centre) Bassist for the renowned, award winning NYC musical RENT, the brain child of the late ailing genius, Jonathan Larson. Kris is a multi faceted player who also plays upright, big band swing, and just about any style under the sun! If you've seen RENT you'll know the diversity of music within the show. We are proud to have provided Kris with two glorious Dragonfly basses! Kris is also an awesome photographer, check his site out here!
D Stewart (BJD), Kris Rogers, Figueras (dragonfly guitars)
DAVE SWIFT. Since joining Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra in 1991, Dave Swift has established himself as one of the UK’s finest, high-profile bass players.We are very honored to have provided Dave with a trusty vintage Ibanez Musician bass! Dave Swift has played for an array of renowned artists, from George Benson and Chaka Khan to Eric Clapton and Paul Simon. To view all artists with whom Swift has performed, and find out more about the man, his music, and his basses, click here.
TAD KINCHLA Bassist for the renowned Blues Traveller band and also an actor of note! We are very proud to have supplied Tad with two bacchus basses. Thank you for using Bass Japan Direct! Check out his band and his awesome playing here
JERMAINE HALL Trick Fish amplification endorsing artist, Jermaine Hall, is a highly skilled player working on the Gospel circuit and in the realms of Jazz, Fusion, and RnB. This dude has some serious chops and has been playing since he was knee high to a grasshopper! (read 8 years old). We are honoured to have provided him with some stunning Bacchus basses. You really should check out his playing here and follow him on face book here