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hanewinckel basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jzucker, Mar 23, 2006.


  1. jzucker

    jzucker

    Feb 3, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Thoughts?
     
  2. Never played one, but boy are they pretty!
     
  3. There's a sixer on ebay -
     
  4. niomosy

    niomosy

    Nov 9, 2002
    I've played a 7-string and a 5-string from him and really enjoyed it. Comfy, good build, good tone. All in all a solid builder.
     
  5. Jomyo

    Jomyo

    Oct 6, 2005
    Redwood City, CA
    Mine should ship next Monday :hyper: :bassist: :D
     
  6. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I've played two on separate occasions and was highly impressed.
    He's on my list of luthiers I might try to work with.

    Marshall
     
  7. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    I own three, they're great, haven't found anything I like better (eg Smith, Tobias). Very decently priced for a custom job, Pete H. is a great guy and very helpful in designing your dream bass.

    The one on ebay is:

    - looks like wide string spacing
    - Alder body
    - Bubinga top
    - bubinga/wenge/maple neck (7 piece)
    - wenge fingerboard
    - Bartolini soapbars, b/m/t controls plus a 3-way mid switch, and probably coil-split switches for each pickup

    I can't read the serial # (on the back of the headstock), in fact it doesn't even look like it has one, but it's just stamped so maybe the glare obscures it. This bass is the one representing the "Ceres" body style on the www.hguitars.com web site. So it's at least four years old I think. At the current price I'd say it's a pretty good deal, still worthwhile at a couple hundred more. After that I'd say go for a new one.
     
  8. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    They are great basses and I hope to once again own one.
     

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