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Hanewinckel Signature 7 Solaris...Finally!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by boogiebass, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Over a year in the making (man, those custom Bartolini 7 string pups can be slowwwww coming around), I finally got the bass I've been waiting for. And I got it on my 50th birthday, to boot!

    • 7 string Signature GST, Solaris body
    • Wenge/Bloodwood 9 piece neck with Bloodwood fingerboard
    • Curly Maple on Mahogany body with Wenge mid lamination
    • Semi-Hollow body
    • Piezo bridge pickups (RMC)
    • Bartolini CBJD custom pickups
    • Bartolini preamp, 18 volt
    • Gold hardware
    • Polyester finish with tint to match fingerboard
    • Brass nut
    • Flush-mount Dunlop straplocks
    • Protec Pro pac case

    The following pics are Pete's. While I have it at home tonight, I haven't taken any pics for myself yet. I will gig it twice this weekend so I should have a fine idea of what it sounds like by Monday. I'll post a full review after I've had a chance to spend some time with it.


    While I have mixed feelings about turning 50, I have to say this has been a pretty fair birthday! ;)
  2. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Wow, that sure is RED! :D


    Should sound pretty interesting!
  3. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Very cool BB, and happy birthday!! :)
  4. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Thanks, guys! :D
  5. andrewd


    Sep 5, 2003
  6. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Very VERY nice!
  7. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    congrats, looks sweet! :cool:
  8. That is one terrific looking bass. Congrats, man! And happy birthday! :hyper:

  9. Craig Garfinkel

    Craig Garfinkel

    Aug 25, 2000
    Hartford, CT
    Endorsing Artist: Sadowsky Guitars
    Very nice bass...enjoy and Happy BD!

    I tried a Hanewinckel 7 at John Maggio's shop when I was in San Diego earlier this summer. I was very, very impressed. Great workmanship, but most importantly great tone. Extremely playable. Although not as ridiculous a bargain as they used to be, they're still one of the most attractively-priced boutique basses out there.
  10. Craig Garfinkel

    Craig Garfinkel

    Aug 25, 2000
    Hartford, CT
    Endorsing Artist: Sadowsky Guitars
  11. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Not a bad price, AND an amazing looking instrument. Very Nice!!!!!
  12. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Beautiful bass! I'm sure the hollow body sounds great with the piezos.

    Enjoy your new toy. Happy 50th, too!
  13. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    Beautiful!! It's great being able to work with a luthier to create what you really want.

    Outstanding bass - congratulations and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  14. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    That is an exceptional looking bass. Worth the wait I'm sure.
  15. Akito


    Dec 1, 2003
    Wow, I love the neck with the wenge/bloodwood combo
    Guess I don't have to tell you to enjoy it. I'm envious!
  16. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Holy cow!!!!!!!

    That´s a gorgeous (and fat) birthday present!!!!!!


    Don´t forget the review!!!!!!!! :hyper:
  17. Timbo


    Jun 14, 2004
    F'n beautiful.
  18. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    +1 on all three! ;)
  19. i can honestly say, if i have ever had a dream bass, that is it. however it is yours, and not mine :(

    if you ever wanna sell, even if its ten years down the road, please inform me
  20. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Hey, Carl,


    As for the bass, that's a nice one. :bassist: :bassist: Nice touch tinting the top to blend with the fingerboard.