Monoblock Appreciation Society.

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papabassin
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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Postby papabassin » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:50 am

zodiak311 wrote:
papabassin wrote:
zodiak311 wrote:That reel would look awesome on the new Destroyers. 8-)


That's exactly what mine is going on :big grin:

Nice! Which one?


Javelin

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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Postby Mike and Pike » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:08 am

Redlinerobert wrote:I imagine it's a Gambler edition due to Ito having a Gambler boat?

What I can't imagine is how expensive it must be to ship a Gambler (or any high dollar bass boat) to Japan.

He could probably afford to have it flown in. ;)

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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Postby BARRAMANIAC » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:40 am

Mike and Pike wrote:The only thing more drool worthy in this 'class' to me are Lins , being a Ryoga guy.
Awesome art across the board.

I am with you on that comment

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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Postby DeesnaytheAngler » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:52 pm

Looking into getting a Monoblock...should I buy from jpangler or the jpmegabass website? Jpangler has cheaper prices but I'm wondering if it's better to buy straight from Megabass.

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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Postby zodiak311 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:31 am

DeesnaytheAngler wrote:Looking into getting a Monoblock...should I buy from jpangler or the jpmegabass website? Jpangler has cheaper prices but I'm wondering if it's better to buy straight from Megabass.

Your fine with jpangler, great company
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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Postby Steffen_82 » Sun May 28, 2017 11:36 pm

I'ld go with Kazu from jpangler. He's a great guy has probably the best prices , reasonable shipping rates cuz he gives the sellers shipping Discount from UPS and EMS right to his customers (unlike most japanese sellers) and is absolutely reliable.
Been doing Business with him for 5 years now and would not consider to buy at any other shop when it Comes to Megabass stuff.

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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Postby BassFisher83 » Tue May 30, 2017 5:34 am

Steffen_82 wrote:I'ld go with Kazu from jpangler. He's a great guy has probably the best prices , reasonable shipping rates cuz he gives the sellers shipping Discount from UPS and EMS right to his customers (unlike most japanese sellers) and is absolutely reliable.
Been doing Business with him for 5 years now and would not consider to buy at any other shop when it Comes to Megabass stuff.


Will second that 100%, whenever I buy anything overseas I try to buy Via Kazu first and foremost. Love everything about him and his company.

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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Postby Ham Solo » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:53 pm

My newest addition. Freshly cleaned, greased, oiled, tuned and polished with Carbontex and YT Fusion bearings added. All done by Ian, the master. I just added the MB corks and now she's ready for her first trip.

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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Postby zodiak311 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:12 pm

Ham Solo wrote:My newest addition. Freshly cleaned, greased, oiled, tuned and polished with Carbontex and YT Fusion bearings added. All done by Ian, the master. I just added the MB corks and now she's ready for her first trip.

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Aw man, Ian turns those Monoblocks into buttery casting machines
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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Postby wirinhar » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:05 pm

RISE wrote:Finally finished the "family" with a pristine NIB Viola, Milano, and a Speciale. Just waiting on the Grigio Stone to show up, and can't wait for that Gambler!!
All are perfect, BNIB aside from the modded 100XR 6.8 SV w/90mm Ito CF handle which I've fished a few times, but is still minty. It's taken a long time to gather them all up, but it was well worth the journey IMO.
All handles have been upgraded to 90mm I'ze and Ito CFs
All original handles/parts/boxes are on hand as well.

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WOW.....VIOLA....
you are a real monoblock collector now.

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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Postby wirinhar » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:24 pm

RISE wrote:Gambler arrived today to complete the family :mrgreen:
Beautiful reel indeed, but...the Viola still reigns supreme IMHO.
HG68 is still the darkest, and closest to black out of the Monoblocks.
The Gambler is a unique color, in that the gold under-coat (anodizing) causes the top layer to have a slight dark olive green-ish tint. Very unique indeed.
I included one shot of the three darkest Blocks for color comparison. Hopefully it helps put things into perspective.

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OMG =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Postby Patex » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:28 am

Amazing =D>

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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Postby LowRange » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:22 pm

I finally got one.

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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Postby zodiak311 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:16 pm

LowRange wrote:I finally got one.

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Beautiful! :mrgreen:
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Re: Monoblock Appreciation Society.

Postby mrpao » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:12 pm

Matches the rod nicely.


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