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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fretless55, Jan 12, 2012.
I really want to love them.
And truly love the look.
But I'm missing the worth...
Different tones. Compare:
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Its pretty obvious when you listen to them next to one another.
and I ask why not?
If you try one, you may find it more comfortable. I don't. Many others may not, but you might. That would be a good reason to get one.
mines not comfortable but GOD it sounds good
I used to have a 1971 Epiphone 5120. Beautiful bass, great thumpy sound, but it was so light
I could never get comfortable with it.
With a solidbody, I feel like I can "dig in" when using a pick. I think I sort of had to stabilize the hb with my left hand
because of neck dive.
As with any instrument, you should just try one and see how you like it.
The top horn and bridge placement makes most a little neck divey.
Woody tone. Great for certain applications.
Not every hollowbody is huge and uncomfortable though. Some even get used for metal.
Because its a whole different sound. I have 3 laklands, a DJ, Glaub and HoBo and I feel I can cover all of the tones/sounds in my head with them.
The hollow is just worlds apart. It is a little difficult to tame/eq live but the depth and warmth is something wonderful. Not all hollows are the same though, but I really love mine.
Solo the neck pickup on the Lakland hollow and the woodyness of the tone just screams double bass.
You identified the worth in your first post.
what is that bass
is that really a hollow body or just some hollwed out wings. very different...
I think the differences in tone have to do with the back of the pickup being open. At least that's what makes the difference in hollowbody guitars. I think that's what causes the 'woody' tones. They are also lighter than solid body basses, which could be good for those with back problems. I guess it boils down to whether or not you like the sound of them, which you said you don't.
Fair point. The Infinity is semi-hollow. There are slim hollowbodies out there though.
I love 'em, but I'm a fan of the "British Invasion" bands of the Sixties, most of whom played hollowbodies. But my search for my first one began when I saw The Alarm in the early Eighties. Eddie Macdonald played one, it sounded awesome and of course looked very cool.
Here's a few of mine:
A few?!?!?! :-O
Yeah, I don't have pics of all of 'em on this computer.
Forgot this one:
I prefer short-scale hollows, tho' I do have a couple long-scales and a couple medium-scales. Strung with flats, that deep thumpy sound, with minimal sustain, that's just awesome IMO.
i'm happy with my semi-hollow. looks good, sounds good to me.
It's a highland thunderchief