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New Fretless for Me!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by justBrian, Mar 16, 2009.


  1. justBrian

    justBrian

    Apr 19, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
    I got this very nice Hotwire fretless (double bass) from a guy here in town last week. After 2 jazz/R&B gigs and a loud rock rehearsal, I have to say that I really dig it. It's an alder body, mahogany fingerboard, carved mahogany bridge, Hotwire pickups (I think they're stacked humbuckers) in the '60s positions, and a piezo mounted to a piece of spruce inside an hollow chamber, and a beautiful birds-eye maple neck. The controls are: neck, bridge, stacked bass/treb, piezo. I can mix-and-match for just about any tone I need. That being said, the piezo is not a stand-alone--but it really adds to either of the others quite nicely. She is currently sporting some D'Addrio Black Beauties--you wanna talk mwaa? :cool:

    bridge_close.

    Body.

    Headstock.

    Neck.
     
  2. gtxtom

    gtxtom

    Nov 3, 2008
    Philly
    Never heard of it, but it looks awesome! I like the all-black hardware.
     
  3. justBrian

    justBrian

    Apr 19, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
    You can check them out here:

    http://hotwire-bass.de/

    Oh, and thanks! I like the black hardware, too. I've got a black pickguard I'm debating on mounting...:ninja:
     
  4. voodoobassist

    voodoobassist Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    Tulsa , OK
    Forget the pickguard,..leave it green and name it Kermit!!! Nice bass!:bassist:
     
  5. justBrian

    justBrian

    Apr 19, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
    Thanks man!

    Kermit, eh? I was thinking maybe Audrey...:D
     
  6. She's a beauty! I think you did quite well. A black pickguard would be okay, but I'd miss seeing that beautiful wood. Hope she gives you year's of enjoyment.
     
  7. justBrian

    justBrian

    Apr 19, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
    It's got a nice vintage-vibe to it. I love the rich, warm tone--and that burpy sort of thing that makes it sing. wOOt!
     
  8. justBrian

    justBrian

    Apr 19, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
    Had to post a closeup of the bridge--machined mahogany. Very cool!

    BRIDGE_CLOSE2.
     

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