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How many of you own Danelectro basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by natrab, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. natrab


    Dec 9, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I'm currently shopping around for a Dano Hodad or DC bass. I love the lipstick pickup sounds for picking and I need a light bass to jump around with (I'm playing fast punk type picking music). Ain't gonna happen with my fender :p

    I was just wondering what everyone thought of Dano basses. They are a monument of cheapness, though I've always liked them.

    Post pix!
  2. natrab


    Dec 9, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Well I just bought a NOS Dano Hodad bass. I'll post a review once I get it set up and play it a bit.

    I agree, the longhorn looks like ass.
  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I have an OLD one...early 60s Dano Silvertone bass.

    I've owned it for 25 years, the lipstick pickup really cuts and you won't find a lighter bass out there.
  4. jacove


    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    I've got the longhorn, it suprises me everything I plug in how well it cuts through the mix, great cheap bass!
  5. natrab


    Dec 9, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I find it's great for punk rock/heavy distortion guitar music. I played my friend's Dano at a band practice last week and it blew me away. I had to turn the volume down on my amp which was barely audible when playing with my Fender J.

    It's also hard when you're trying to compete with two 100 watt dual rectifier guitarists. The Dano does it though. I can't wait to get my own.
  6. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    I have two Longhorns (one is the Pro model) and a DC. I like them very much...for what they are.
  7. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I just did some recording with my Dano DC, and I was totaly surpised at how well it sounded! I'm usinf flatwound strings, and is has a very cool old school raw sound to it:D
  8. I have a Dano Longhorn and I really like the sound, it surprises me evertime I plug it in!:oops:

    Feels good on my shoulder after 3 hours of playing too.

  9. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Ditto on the longhorn... I've had one since early December, after jonesing for quite some time. Great sounding, suprisingly loud. I do find that it doesn't get taken very seriously until about a set into the night, then folks start commenting on its' vibe...

    I've also wanted a Hodad for some time... when the right opportunity presents itself, I'm jumping!!

  10. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    I want a danelectro bass, but nobody seems to be carrying them anymore. :bawl: Where can you get them? :confused:
  11. natrab


    Dec 9, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I got mine from Danoguitars.com. It's run by a really nice guy and there's a nice lookin DC bass for $345 on there.
  12. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    Damnit, they spelled Entwistle's name wrong!!! :mad: :mad: :mad:
  13. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I'd like a Longhorn. I love the way they look.
  14. Shri


    Feb 25, 2003
    France, Paris
    i'd like an Hodad too ! have you tried it natrab?
  15. Ditto that. :bassist:
  16. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    I've got a LongHorn Pro. It sounds great (especially for the price), very different to my Lakland an MM...and it gives a break on you shoulder also.

    keep groooovin'
  17. natrab


    Dec 9, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Mine's in the mail. I'll post about it when it arrives.
  18. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    I love them all and don't plan on ever being without one of each. The Hodad is great, very versatile w/ the 3 p'up config. The DC is nice, w/ a thick long-scale tone. The Longhorn is funky and has that short-scale sound. How can you not love them? Just be sure to superglue your strap buttons in, esp if you're 'energetic' on stage; those suckers will pop right out otherwise.
  19. I have the rumor bass, I do not like it, but that could be because I am spoiled with my MIA Fender Jazz, as a primary
  20. natrab


    Dec 9, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I don't get the rumor bass. The trademark thing about Danelectros was the lipstick pickups. I don't know why I'd want a dano with a fender(ish) body and a P split pickup. Makes no sense.

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