WOW! I've known about the Nomura brand for a few years, but considering that other local shops were already stocking some of the range, I let them go and didn't pay too much interest. They can't be that good, right? Just like all the others?.... WRONG!
The Aichi range is a lot like the HTO Nebula which have found favour over the last couple of years. It's the kind of range that blows everything else in the price rang out of the water (The Aichi is actually better balanced and slimmer with a similar degree of tip taper than the Nebula). In terms of all-round bass rods for folks on a bit more of a budget, this rod feels like it will do anything you ask of it.