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2012 Danelectro basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CaptainGrog, May 8, 2012.

  1. CaptainGrog


    Jun 24, 2011
    Ive been dying to know when the new Danelectro Hodads are coming out this year. I know the guitar is already on guitarcenter.com and some other sites but theres no news on the bass.

    However this site has all of the new models in stock

    Does anyone have any ideas when the basses will be available?
    The new Longhorn also looks nice with the accessible truss rod at the head stock
  2. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    The new Longhorn seems to look exactly like the last Chinese re-issue . In the past each re-issue has had slightly different features .

    ( I have a first Korean re-issue , and love the cheap little thing )
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  4. CaptainGrog


    Jun 24, 2011
    Well, the new ones are all made in Korea and I dont think the last re issue had the glossy finish and it definitely didnt have the new truss rod adjustment
  5. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    love my korean 3 pup Hodad. just looked at the website. i wish they made the bass with the humbuckers. that would be worth adding to my dano 7.

    no prior danos had the truss up there. always a BIA before...
  6. CaptainGrog


    Jun 24, 2011
    I need to get my hands on any Hodad bass, whether it be this one or the original(which Id prefer)

    So no one knows anything about a release?
  7. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

  8. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    According to Dano Guitars the last Chinese batch of Longhorns had the truss rod adjustment on the neck .

    Nice to hear they are back in Korea .

    Truth is I've only had to adjust the truss rod on my Dano once the ten or so years that I have owned it . The neck is remarkable stable , and I gig with it a lot .
  9. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    P.S. The current Hodad bass reissue has two pickups, not three. As consolation I suppose, both MF and GC are offering 15% off so the price dips to $255 before tax. Kind of irresistible at t
  10. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    That price point. (iPad glitch.)
  11. CaptainGrog


    Jun 24, 2011
    If anyone picks one up please post pics and videos! Im saving up for one right now
  12. Danelectro is my favorite brand.
    I have the first reissue Longhorn and the Aqua 56 Dolphinhead reissue along with the FAB distortion pedal.

    I'm also working on a project now putting lipstick pickups (preferably at least one humbucker) on a Jazzmaster or Bronco body.
  13. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    GreenBoy fEARful kool-aid dispensing, AFM 72-147 union card-carrying, liberal, academic, musician
  14. I've always wanted a Longhorn.
  15. Fender Mute

    Fender Mute

    May 26, 2012
    Philly Burbs
    If the neck is anywhere near as good as my 3 pickup Hodad.... I have not once had to adjust the neck in the 10 plus years I have had the thing, and it plays and feels just as good as the day I bought it.
  16. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    Here are pix of the new 2012 reissue of the Danelectro Hodad bass! Made in Korea. Got it from MF for a nice price with coupon.

    Two pickups. Hums like a monster unless tone pots are dialed way down. Nice bright guitar-like tone and maybe slightly nasal quality in the higher registers.

    Pretty to look at in person. Hollow body, very light. I might keep it.


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  17. CaptainGrog


    Jun 24, 2011
    Good pics. I would still love to see how it sounds before I buy one. Is it worth it?
  18. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    Yes !

    But there are some that don't care for them .
  19. mazareth

    mazareth Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2008
    Central Wisconsin
    So is it 30" or 34"?
  20. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    Measured bridge to nut, scale length is 30".

    The hum is better, but not gone, with a different cable. Live Wire = loud hum, Vox curly = less hum.


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