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My "New" Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by jvillarreal, Nov 21, 2005.


  1. jvillarreal

    jvillarreal

    Oct 7, 2002
    Tulsa, OK
    I bought my new bass about a month ago, but have only gotten around to developing these photos now. Some of you may know about this bass because I got it from World of Strings in Long Beach, and I found it mentioned on this site in a couple of threads.

    It's a 1934 Hawkes Concert model and has a label that reads "Boosey & Hawkes" instead of "Hawkes & Son". I guess this was the transitional period when the two companies were joined. The bass sounds totally amazing compared to my other bass which is a 1920's-ish Juzek.

    BTW, if you ever get a chance, check out World of Strings. They have a great shop down there and Jon is a lot of fun to talk shop with. Oh yeah, they've got a ton of basses.
     
  2. It's a big-un huh? What are some measurements?
     
  3. jvillarreal

    jvillarreal

    Oct 7, 2002
    Tulsa, OK
    It is indeed very big:) Going from my small 3/4 Juzek to this 7/8 body has been a bit of a challenge, but the neck has been reset and is suprisingly easy to get around. Let's just say that I sit while playing this bass a lot more than I did with the Juzek.

    I'll take some measurements when I get the bass back home tonight...
     
  4. jvillarreal

    jvillarreal

    Oct 7, 2002
    Tulsa, OK
    LOB - 44 1/4"
    UB - 22 1/4"
    LB - 26"
    Ribs - 9"
    String Length - 41 7/8"
     
  5. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    Purty! Someone has to invent a device that allows us to reach into our monitors and play these things....
     
  6. jmpiwonka

    jmpiwonka

    Jun 11, 2002
    that bass looks very killer.....me likey.
    it looks huuuuuuge in the side pic, that neck looks tiny for that big ole body.
     
  7. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    Hawkes.... *drool* *pant* *drool*

    As Paul says........ OFFF TO THE BATHROOM!!!! :D
     
  8. Alex Scott

    Alex Scott

    May 8, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Jesus, what's the waistline on that thing. My god!

    How are you liking it?
     
  9. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    agree the bass looks very very yummy...:eek:
     
  10. larry

    larry Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2004
    Florida
    I'm sure the x-rated websites are working on it...
     
  11. Great find. I played that bass at WOS and was impressed but it needed a better setup. I was suprised at the low price too. It was a good buy. I'm kicking myself for not asking Jon to set it up for me.
    -Jon
     
  12. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    Hah... that reminds me of a lead-in I once heard on a computer show on the radio;

    "357 Magnum...the original point 'n click interface"....