Ju-ken

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Ju-ken
Ju-ken in 2007 Promo for Sugi.jpg
Background information
Born (1971-06-27) June 27, 1971 (age 43)
Origin Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Genres Alternative rock, hard rock, pop punk, pop rock, pop
Occupation(s) Session musician, bassist
Instruments Bass, contrabass
Years active 1998–present
Associated acts Anna Tsuchiya, Fake?, Gackt, Heath, Tomoyasu Hotei, Oblivion Dust, Vamps
Website ju-ken.velvet.jp

Ju-ken (born June 27, 1971 in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese session bassist. He was a support member of Gackt, The Wanderers and Anna Tsuchiya. He is one of the most in-demand bassists in Japan.

Career[edit]

Ju-ken started his professional career when he was 27. He was invited to work with Heath of X Japan in studio.

Participated in Gackt Live Tour 2008-2009 «Requiem et Reminiscence II 〜再生と邂逅〜»

Currently on tour with VAMPS

Associated acts[edit]

Discography[edit]

Anna Tsuchiya[edit]

  • 1st Live Tour Blood Of Roses (DVD) (2007)

Ends[edit]

  • Live 2005 Total Tone DVD (2005)

Gackt[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

DVD[edit]

  • Live Tour 2004 The Sixth Day & Seventh Night~Final~ (2004)
  • DIABOLOS ~Aien no Uta~ in Korea (2006)
  • Live Tour 2005 DIABOLOS ~Aien no Uta to Seiya no Namida~ (2006)
  • Greatest Filmography 1999-2006 ~Red~ (2007)
  • Greatest Filmography 1999-2006 ~Blue~ (2007)
  • Training Days 2006 Drug Party ~ Zepp Tokyo Live (2007)
  • Training Days in Taiwan Drug Party Asia Tour (2007)
  • Training Days in Korea Drug Party Asia Tour (2007)
  • Nine*Nine (2008)
  • Platinum Box V (2004)
  • Platinum Box VI (2005)
  • Platinum Box VII (2006)
  • Platinum Box VIII (2008)
  • Platinum Box IX (2009)

Tomoyasu Hotei[edit]

DVD[edit]

  • MONSTER DRIVE PARTY!!! (2005)
  • All Time Super Best Tour (2006)
  • Super Soul Sessions (2007)
  • Hotei and The Wanderers — Funky Punky Tour 2007-2008 (2008)

Inoran[edit]

  • ニライカナイ (Niraikanai) (CD+DVD) (2007)

Shue (酒井愁)[edit]

  • 夜露死苦哀愁 (CD) (2007)

Music author for «M-2.die in peace» (track 2 on the album)

VAMPS[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

DVD[edit]

  • VAMPS LIVE 2008 (2009)
  • VAMPS LIVE 2009 U.S.A. (2010)
  • VAMPS LIVE 2009 (2010)

Equipment[edit]

Ju-ken primarily uses handmade Sugi and vintage and custom shop Fender basses

Sugi basses (names given by Ju-ken)[edit]

  • Sugi Burst
  • Sugi Tiki
  • Sugi Nero
  • Sugi Daruma
  • Sugi Spiderman
  • Sugi Bel Verde

Fender Basses[edit]

  • Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass (at least 2 of them)
  • Fender '65 vintage Jazz Bass
  • Fender '73 vintage Jazz Bass
  • Fender '73 vintage Precision Bass
  • Fender '78 vintage Precision Bass
  • Fender Precision Bass (current model)
  • Fender Custom Shop Jazz Bass

Other basses[edit]

  • Spector NS-2
  • Musicman Stingray
  • Michael Kelly Dragon Fly acoustic Bass

Other instruments[edit]

  • Paul Reed Smith Singlecut/20th Artist Package Guitar
  • Unidentified Contrabass

Amplification[edit]

  • Fender 400h head
  • Fender 810 Pro Enclosures cabinet
  • MarkBass Mini Cmd 151p combo

Other equipment[edit]

  • Fostex FR-2LE Field Memory Recorder
  • Fostex MC11S Stereo Microphone
  • Fostex T50RP Headphones

References[edit]

External links[edit]