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Is there a Hollowbody with these requirements?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by savinggrace, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. I am looking for a hollowbody with the following requirements:

    + Under 8 pounds
    + Has a narrow neck/ tight string spacing
    + 4 Strings
    + 24 Frets
    + 32" or 34" Scale
    + Prefer a horn (horns) but its not a necessity
    + Double F-holes
    + On the slimmer side body depth (doesnt have to be super slim but not super deep)
    + Passive bass
    + Soundwise is a more towards modern than vintage
    + Is open, warm, but still aggressive and can cut through. I don't want a bloomy low end, but tight and controlled. (Which can sometimes be at odds with an open tone, I know)
    +Under $2,000

  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Epi Jack Casady maybe?
  3. Maladroit1


    Jul 7, 2004
    St. Louis
  4. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    The DiPinto Belvedere doesn't meet all your requirements, and it's semi-hollow, but since you're in Philly you should go to the company's shop and check it out anyway. It's a monstrous sounding bass, and it has several things you want, like 24 frets and a narrow neck. So maybe you'll dig it.
  5. Thanks for all of the recommendations.

    I have always wanted to check out a Jack Cassidy, although it might be too far off from my desired specifications.

    I will definitely look into the Waterstone basses.

    I have been to DiPinto before but it has been awhile and I have yet to play the Belvedere. I need to get my bass tuned up this week so while I am there I shall check it out!
  6. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    I think the Jack Casady will fit your needs nicely.
  7. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Lakland maybe?
  8. dsDodgers

    dsDodgers Banned

    Sep 7, 2008
    sunny so cal
    ibanez agb200?
    im looking for pretty much the same thing, im gonna get a dean rhapsody cause i want a fretless
  9. warwick star bass got about everything you asked

  10. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Whats the price tag on that beauty? :eek:
  11. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    'bout 4 grand. They look so beautiful though.
  12. oh and I forgot the Warwick Infinity

  13. WOW. Thats amazing and would do it. But $4,000 ?!!!!

    I guess I need to add the requirement of being under $2,000!
  14. mattq


    May 23, 2006
    Santa Cruz, CA
    my current main bass might just fit the bill. here's a link i found when i googled the model. it says "baseball bat neck" on the description, but it's not a wide fretboard at all. just a little on the thick side. no thicker than most p-basses probably are though
  15. paradigm_shift


    Mar 29, 2007
    The infinity is awesome. It cuts through like nothing else. It is active but has a push/pull passive switch(bypass eq ). Sounds fantastic for fingerstyle. Not such a fan for its tone with a plectrum though.

    Star bass II is awesome aswel, but totally different vibe and feel.

    I would suggest the spector spectorcore were it not for the need of double F holes.

    Perhaps an epiphone jack cassady as already suggested or ravoli?

    Gretsch did some cool ones too from memory...
    Maybe check the second hand market?

    Is it mostly an image thing or a sound thing your after?
  16. Thanks for the link! That bass seems amazing- I will look into it more. It is all the way in the UK though!
  17. Thats sweet! But WAY over my budget!


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