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Hanewinckel Pro Fusion 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by boogiebass, May 16, 2004.

  1. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Traded a sweet MTD535 to willsellout for this one. Dan's a good guy and I hope he's happy with whatever he ended up with. I sure am!

    Review will be posted next weekend after I gig with it on Saturday. Quite light with an extremely sweet upper register. Pete holds this one in high regard and feels it's a good example of his current work. It has the newer GST (glued, screwed and tatooed) neck which is basically a set-neck/bolt-on combination. Protec ProPac case.

    Review will be here, along with a description of the bass: Pro Fusion 5

    You can see pics at the review link but here's a few for now:

  2. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Hey Boogie, what kind of wood is that fingerboard?

    GREAT looking bass, Dude; hope you like it.
  3. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Very nice.

    So the neck is screwed and glued? Looks like we can see two plugs on the heel. hiding screws??

    Close ups welcome ;)

  4. That's the "tattooed" part. :)

    I'm considering a GST neck joint on whatever new Hanewinckel I get. Pete says that it offers the attack of a bolt-on with the feel of a neck-through.

    - Dave
  5. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Thanks, man. Initial impressions are good.

    The fingerboard is Goncalo. Very nicely figured. And Dan had Pete put the F Clef inlay at the 12th fret, too.
  6. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Exactly. The plugs cover the screw heads. I'll get you some closeups... :D
  7. That looks really nice and the hidden screws are an interesting idea.

    Look forward to the review when it comes out.


  8. This is a gorgeous bass. It's good to see Dan's bass found a great new home.
  9. VS


    Jun 6, 2002
    Mountain City, Tennessee
    Discounted Gear: Peavey
    Plain beautiful. ;) -Luke
  10. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Thanks, y'all. It is a striking looking bass. I'm really looking forward to putting it through its paces on Saturday! :bassist:
  11. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    I've written a review of this bass after using it for 4 sets on a gig last night. You can read it here:

    Hanewinckel Pro Fusion 5 Review

    Although hardly surprising to me at this point, Pete hit a homerun with this one! :cool:
  12. boogiebass

    Nice review. Great to hear that you are so pleased with your new toy!


  13. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Awesome review Boogie and incredible looking bass.

    Is it my imagination or is the top wood quilt and spalt? Oh and did miss it but what is the scale length?

  14. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Thanks! I was really fortunate to have the opportunity to acquire this one.
  15. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Thank you. It's a 34" scale, Jerry. The top is definitely quilt, not sure about the figuring, etc. It's been bookmatched to give it the look it has for the light part in the middle. Don't believe there's any spalt, however.
  16. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    those Hanes almost play themselves!!!

    Pete's a great guy!!!


    still on the quest for the perfect joint, eh JP?


  17. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Ha, ha. Not hardly. Nice basses, tho! ;)
  18. Tritone

    Tritone Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2002
    Santee, America
    Carl, you kill me bro!!! Nice find....as always! ;)
  19. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    You know I really hate this thread. I keep looking at the photos and thinking I should have one of these. :)

    Boogiebass can you delete this thread so I don't get this building GAS. I don't think that I can take much more. That is just such a beautiful bass.
  20. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    This one is sweet and I'm sure glad it made its way to me! :D