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Harmony H22 bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by drbassman, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. drbassman

    drbassman

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    I just picked up a sweet little Harmony H22 from a friend of mine that's all stock except the pickguard is missing. Could anyone spare a tracing of one? I'd be happy to pay a nominal fee for one! :help:

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  2. GlennW

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    In case no one replies, there's a guy on ebay that usually has replacement pickguards for sale.

    If you want to make your own you can get an idea of the shape from this link, find the 4 or 5 screw holes in your bass, and go from there.

    http://harmony.demont.net/model.php?id=110
  3. drbassman

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    Hey Thanks! I did find that Harmony web site and copied and blew up a close up of a guard. I printed it out to scale and it's pretty close, just off a bit on one side, probably due to camaera angle. So, if worse comes to worse, I'll make it off that drawing, but an actual tracing would be great too if I could get one.

    I don't have a problem making my own, but I'd buy one if it's accurate.
  4. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

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    Sorry, can't help. Congrats on a sweet addition, though. From this and the pic in the Hollowbody club thread, I'd say you've got pretty good taste.
  5. Shindig

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    That model was my first bass, bought used (for $65 :)) with my paper-route money waaaaaaaay back in 1964 when I was just a wee lad.
    Man, I wish I still had it :crying:
    Nice score! :D
  6. drbassman

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    Hey thanks! I've been collecting for a few years and I'm always on the prowl for a good deal. All of my basses have been really good acquisitions and I love playing them all. Once I retire, they'll get a lot of attention!!!
  7. drbassman

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    I feel your pain! I looked it up and they sold for $95 new in 1962! Now look at them!

    I had a 63 Fender Jazz bass, CAR finish, when I was a kid and sold it in 1975. Who knew it would be worth so much today!!!?!!! Here's a pic of me playing it somewhere around 1964 or so........

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  8. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice uniforms and gear! That's how it used to be done!

    That H22 looks sweet. Like Shindig, that's one of the basses I learned on. I played one at a friend's house, who was kind enough to teach me a few songs by the Kingsmen. Ouch, 1964.
  9. drbassman

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    Yep, my very first guitar was an old beat up Harmony 6-string and then I progressed to bass cuz the other guys wanted to be the "lead" guitar player. Oh well, it worked out well for me! Yeah, 1964 sure seems like a LONG time ago!!!
  10. Shindig

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    That's 'cause '64 WAS a long time ago :D
    I feel exremely fortunate I'm still playing. :hyper:
  11. gzielski

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    The Harmony was my first bass.
    Bad electronics, but easy and fun to play:bassist:
  12. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

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    We all are, aren't we? Thanks for the pics of the band and to the OP for the thread. I'd love to find a good H22! :bassist:
  13. main_sale

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    They are back. You can buy a new H22 if you like.
  14. drbassman

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    Where?
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    I had heard the rumors but didn't realize they finally had a web site. Looks like they aren't actually selling them yet, but it looks like they are just around the corner. Should be interesting to see how they do. I still like my original 1962 H-22. The only reissue I'd really like to see is a Ric 4005. Now that would be a cool HB reissue for sure!
  17. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

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  18. GlennW

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    I have a feeling that's a big "if".
  19. Keef

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    HOLY COW! I want one of those H-22s.

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    FIRST thing I'd do: remove the pickguard.

    I wonder how much they're going to cost... anybody know?
  20. GlennW

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    I wonder who'll be making the pickup, and how, and where.

    This might put a stop to some of the nonsense on ebay.

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