hey so I came across one of these http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Univox_Hi-Flier
on ebay and it looks pretty killer, it's also very cheap compared to what I had been considering spending on my next bass. I've read up about it and it seems like the common consensus is they're pretty cool for a bass with passive pickups, it's awesome they're still alive from the 60s, the whole humbucker selector thing is good and all in all they're not bad
. I had seen a little bit of "they're just not as good as the mosrite they were copied from" and "in the end they're likely to let you down."
I play in a semi successful garage band in australia and I'm really into dirty ass Bob Weston (shellac), Kim Deal, Fiona Kitschen (the drones) type tones but have a tendency to get a little Dungen/tame impalaish with some of our cleaner stuff
in all honesty I haven't had the chance to play as many different basses as I'd like so I think I lack the courage to commit - but if anyone out there cares/has any idea what I'm getting at I'd be totally grateful for any input you can give.
so what do you reckon, do I pay for this sexy hunk of wood and wires to be shipped all the way to australia for what I calculate to be about a week's pay - or should I keep looking and maybe consider mosrite for a sturdier, more reliable and professional next bass. (I pretty much just love the way the thing looks)