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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JACink, Dec 26, 2014.
Nope, it looks similar to an SR headstock:
Ugh. I had been so excited for something new from HB
Not a fan.
Are they in store yet??? I like them.
Yeah, found them. 299 euro to 349,-
Well now we need to start a new thread on if these are the NEW best bass for metal?
Wait, these are really the new ones?
HB Mikro... denied! /cry
V/V + 2 band preamp. That is... interesting?
Also the 4 string is P/J and the 5 is HH...
Sometimes a new bass design is so beautiful, so graceful as to stop you in your tracks and cause immediate GAS.
Now is not one of those times.
At least the 4 is a P/J, which makes replacing the pickups easy.
I see them more like some kind of extreme jazz / fusion monsters.. would like to slap the hell out of them..
I think a few people here would... but perhaps for different reasons
While the body is certainly different and the finishes look great, I am not sure it has anything that compels me to lust for it....
And that's where I'm at. I salute the attempt at something different, but it doesn't speak to me. It's going to speak to someone, though. Someone is going to be really attracted to that body shape - probably the B.C. Rich crowd.
I'm kind of a funny one, though. My two main basses are a USA Peavey Millennium (modern looks and vintage sound) and an Ibanez SR P/J (modern looks and vintage sound). That third bass spot has been a revolving door of other stuff - Lakland, Ibanez, G&L. Now, I've got the HB Enhanced MM/P which I think is a keeper (especially since I'm dropping a new preamp into it). All to say my tastes are somewhere between too traditional and too modern.
They remind me of a horny Marleaux Consat.
Quite nice looking basses for little money.
For sure that's what they're "modeling" this bass after!
I like the offset look of the Marleaux. The HB looks to straight for me - some offsetness would make it look better.
The Marleaux has intentional style. The HB has intentional "let's make this different" design choices, at least to my eye.
At least it would be much harder to knock over when leaning against an amp than a traditional bass would be.
Yeah, and that's what I see when I look at it as well. It looks different than other basses, but there's something off about it visually. It might look better if that bite out of the back end was put back, rounding it off. It's vaguely B.C. Richish.
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