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2012 Danelectro basses?

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

  1. CaptainGrog

    CaptainGrog

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    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
    http://www.moudrymusic.com/store-categories-Danelectro-Guitars_4202353.html

    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

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    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 )
  3. CaptainGrog

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    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
  4. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Gold Supporting Member

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    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...
  5. CaptainGrog

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    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?
  6. ShowLow

    ShowLow Don't want no treble. Supporting Member

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  7. msb

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    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 .
  8. ShowLow

    ShowLow Don't want no treble. Supporting Member

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    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
  9. ShowLow

    ShowLow Don't want no treble. Supporting Member

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

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    If anyone picks one up please post pics and videos! Im saving up for one right now
  11. smcfarland1337

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    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.
  12. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

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  13. fuzzy beard

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    Short scale?
  14. afzoomie67

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    I've always wanted a Longhorn.
  15. Fender Mute

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    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. ShowLow

    ShowLow Don't want no treble. Supporting Member

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    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.

    SL

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  17. CaptainGrog

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

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    Yes !

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

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    So is it 30" or 34"?
  20. ShowLow

    ShowLow Don't want no treble. Supporting Member

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    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.

    SL

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