1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

New pointy old bass day

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GARGOIL, Jan 21, 2012.


  1. Picked this Hondo deluxe 880 off craigslist last night! Has a few chips in the paint but it plays nice. Has strap locks and a decent case. New rotosound strings will be in order. enjoy the pictures. th_hondo004.
    th_hondo006.
    th_hondo001.
     
  2. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

    Aug 14, 2009
    Alabama
    Hey congrats, you're ready to rock!
     
  3. amimbari

    amimbari

    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    it's nice to find old "gems" sometimes. hey gargoil, not to hijack the thread but I have the same thing as your fake jazz with the 2 knobs and the switch.
    scott.
     
  4. Nice one Amimbari. A lot of those jazz copies are cool.
     
  5. amimbari

    amimbari

    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I had a destroyer2 that was pretty much the same as your Hondo. I love pointy basses and own a few still :)
    did your jazz copy have a name on the head you took off or was your plain?
     
  6. Found out it was a De Carlo brand jazz bass. The head stock sticker was hidden at the bottom of the case when it fell off.
     
  7. amimbari

    amimbari

    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    ah, cool, mine says Scott, and always looking for someone else who has/had a Scott branded unit even though they all came out of the same place back then :)
     
  8. klejst

    klejst

    Oct 5, 2010
    Congrats man, that bass is rock-n-roll indeed. Not sure about the basses, however my electric guitar is a Hondo, love it!
     
  9. starmann

    starmann Flats and Fingers Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2011
    US
    Here is a "new" pointy old bass... 2011 Gibson Explorer...

    An Olscool tone machine...

    6643597927_deeb7bda04_b.
     
  10. billgoodwin

    billgoodwin

    Mar 28, 2011
    Roanoke,VA
    congrats on the Hondo find. I had one just like that soooo many years ago.
     
  11. Too much snow here. I want to go out and get strings for it! Old strings are dead.
     
  12. amimbari

    amimbari

    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    we got about 5 inches over here in Pittsburgh, but the city was prepared and most of the main streets are good to go now. play it as-is for a bit so your even more relieved when you do change the strings ;)
     
  13. Herrick

    Herrick

    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    I hate this snow!
     
  14. amimbari

    amimbari

    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Gargoils pointy post made me jealous so I'm going down to the jamroom and ramble on my pointy unit's frets for a while...
     
  15. poomwah

    poomwah

    Jan 26, 2008
    nice score, congrats
     
  16. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Nice Explorer score! Those are cool all day! (and night)
     

Share This Page