EKo 995 Hollowbody

Discussion in 'Ask Justin Meldal-Johnsen' started by jmceachern36, Oct 26, 2012.


  1. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

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    Justin. Looks to me like you might be the person to ask about old hollowbody basses. I'm on a search for one. Just played an EKO 995 violin type bass. Very cool bass! Sounds great. Anything i should beware of or problems to look for. The store selling it has it priced a little high or I'd have just bought it. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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    Man they are great. Just make sure the neck is relatively straight and that the pickups work. It's pretty basic. I hope you buy one!
     
  3. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

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    Thanks. It seemed to be it nice shape. Came with the original case too. I'm now trying to figure out what it should cost. I may have to buy it either way. It was that cool.
     
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    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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    I think it's a "can't lose" scenario if it's relatively cheap, e.g. under $600-$700.
     
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    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

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    ...and there it is. I paid on the high end but I got a free t-shirt. So that's somthing. Still cost much less than a German Hofner and much more interesting. The guys in my reggae band haven't forgiven me for selling my Hofner. There gonna love this. I do.

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  7. vegas532

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    There's a quirky coolness about those old Ekos. Great find!!
     
  8. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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    I have the same one! Mine has a four way weird paddle shaped pickup selector though, where that three-way is on yours. You'll love it.
     
  9. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

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    Another question, if you don't mind. I've had some issues in the past, when playing a Hofner, with feedback. Have you ever had that problem playing live with a hollowbody? Any suggestions for reducing or eliminating feedback when playing live?
     
  10. Dan Bozek

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    For serious?! I've not had any trouble with my Høfner, and you're making me think that the folks who tell me I like to be too loud on stage are full of beans!! :^D

    And the new bass looks AMAZING. Congrats!!
     
  11. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

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    Thanks... Not a ton of problems. But some. I did a couple of festivals with it, however, playing through a big SVT and the thing was howling. Usually my volume is reasonable though.
     
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    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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    Yeah, I've had my guy feedback before. You can stuff it with foam, that'll take out 20% maybe. But it's also not great for the tone. So I just play it quietly. :)
     
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    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

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    Sounds good. Thanks for answering my questions. I appreciate it. I used it on a gig this afternoon. Sounded great! Everyone loved it. My buddy is bidding on the matching guitar on Ebay because he liked the look of mine so much.
     
  14. lcook

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    Did you, by chance, pick this up at Mr. Music on Harvard Ave.? I played this bass a month ago and swore I was gonna buy it next time I was in Boston! Early bird catches the worm, I guess...
     

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