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Hollow body Advice

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JDLowEnd, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Gibson Midtown Bass

    2 vote(s)
  2. Guild Starfire II Reissue

    0 vote(s)
  1. JDLowEnd

    JDLowEnd Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2010
    Norwich, CT
    Well I have always played solid body basses forever and am looking to dive into a hollow body. I have done some research but have primarily narrowed it down to the gibson midtown bass and the guild starfire ii bass. I know they have different countries of origin (USA vs Asia) but I am curious if anyone has any sway in the decision. I know the guild will be easier to purchase online so there's that. I have never played a hollow body bass before, but I am looking for a two-pickup bass for more tonal variety. I have a simple amp with limited EQ (orange bass terror) and sometimes use an aguilar tone hammer DI pedal. I use a single obc115 bass cab which has no tweeter, so I lose a little sparkle.
    Thank you!
  2. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    Not on your list I know, must you may want to give a look to the Gretsch 5440LSB.
  3. Another bass you haven't mentioned, is the Lakland Skyline Hollowbody.

    Two pickups in roughly the Rickenbacker positions, one at the neck, the other a little forward of where a Stingray's pickup is.

    I played one at a get-together about 10 years ago, and I couldn't put it down.

    Great build quality, and very versatile tone-wise.

    About $1,500.00.

    If you can deal with one pickup, try an Epiphone Jack Casady. I have one, and love it.

  4. JDLowEnd

    JDLowEnd Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2010
    Norwich, CT

    I have been looking at them, but figure multiple pickups would be better for more tonal options. I guess I’m saying that since I already have a precision bass with a “middle only” pickup. There is a JC locally but the guy wants $700. It’s tough because I want to try them but no local places carry any.

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