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Anybody heard of Hot wire basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by arvidgunardi, Mar 6, 2002.

  1. Everybody should check this site out. The company's call Hot wire. They do alot of jazz style basses. Pretty impressive.

  2. Yeah. they're made in germany.. MusikProduktiv sells them.. i've played on a 5-er once.. they sound real nice.
  3. They look quite nice don't they. If I will ever be in the market for a "super J" Hotwire and Celinder (http://www.celinder.com) are two brands I'll consider, mainly because I live in Sweden where we hardly ever see Sadowskys (I've saw one in a store once, locked up behind glass...), Lulls et c, and importing from Germany, as in the case of HotWires, or going to Copenhagen - about an hour away from where I live - seems easier than ordering something sight unseen from USA.
    Don't know anything about HotWires though, but there might be some reviews at:


    if you read German that is...
    I've seen some HotWires at German Internet stores, and they are about as pricey as you might think. ;)

    Other nice German J-style basses are made by BassLine (http://bassline-bass.de/) and Human Base (http://www.humanbase.de), both got raving reviews (as far as I can tell, considering my crappy German reading skills... :)) in a recent issue of Gitarre & Bass, which is the biggest guitar/bass mag in Germany.
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Kai Eckhardt plays one. It's pretty cool.
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    There used to be some threads in Dann Glenn's forum, but unfortunately he deleted them when he and Jeff Berlin left.

    FYI, Hotwire basses are designed and built by German luthier Magnus Krempel for Bert Gerecht's HotWire company (Bert is also known for his Bass talk samplers).

    Magnus also has his own company:


    BTW: Marleaux makes a nice J too

  6. I just came to think, how many bass builders are there in Germany? I can think of at least 15 without even thinking much...
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Maybe 40-50 or more, if you include all the very small luthiers/one-man companies.

    Great link Arvid, this pic of a Le Fay Remington is awesome!


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