Hoyt Fretless

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rusty, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    Look what the postman brought today!!!!





    Review coming soon :D
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    nice!! Is that a bloodwood board?? Vermillion??
  3. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    cool bass man, enjoy it.
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Nice, very nice. Wonder what it sounds like....
  5. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    It's a very red piece of cocobolo :D

    Specs here:

    Chambered mahogany core
    Claro Walnut top
    34" scale
    5 piece neck - Flame Maple with bubinga stringers
    Cocobolo bridge with custom piezo saddle
    Cocobolo nut
    Handmade Bill lawrence pups

    Many thanks to Tony for the super fast shipping :D
  6. i wonder what it tastes like
  7. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  8. Bardolph


    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Is that strung E - C? Beautiful, by the way.
  9. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    Now for a quick first 3 hours review...

    It sounds amazing. AMAZING. It has such an organic tone that can go from plain raw all the way to super warm mellowness... I don't quite know how to describe it, but it's the kinda tone that would warm the cockles of your heart on a very cold day :D I played a few I - IX chord progressions and it sounded sooooo velvety smooth... swoonable smooth ;)

    Playability wise, it's pretty good :p The action is kinda medium'ish low, but I've been spoilt by my Sadowsky with insanely low action so... but don't get me wrong on this - it's very easy to play on :) The neck's really skinny for a 5 string though, and that kinda puts the low E right at the edge of the fretboard (I forgot to mention, it's strung EADGC)... but like I said, it doesn't detract from the playability of this bass.

    Build wise... Not quite flawless, but I'd give it a 8.5/10
    More on this in a while... Time for classes!
  10. Prahainspring


    Oct 22, 2002
    New Jersey
    Could you please post some body shots? That is seriously the best looking bass i've seen in a while.
  11. Bass Tranquil

    Bass Tranquil

    Nov 16, 2003
    If you want whole shots go to the For Sale forum an look for Hoyt. I'm aquiring this one's twin fretted.

    I can't wait to get it (is too lazy to drive 5 hours to Cincy)
  12. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    Links to pics that Tony took can be found <a href="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=138894">here</a>
  13. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I have liked those basses since I first saw them after Tony got them from Karl.

    If I hadn't been shopping for a Fender (and if I didn't already have a 5 string fretless on the way), it wouldn't have been there for you to buy!

    Enjoy it--you got one heck of a deal.