Opinions of Hamer?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kristin Joy, Aug 30, 2001.

  1. Anyone have any feedback on a Hamer Slammer SB4-CS? I can buy it used (I'm a beginner here) and want an all wood body, rosewood fretboard and short scale....which this has. Plus it's not cheesy looking (sort of retro).

    I'm not looking for the ultimate bass here.....when I get good enough than we'll see.
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Hm, judging from the guitars they always had very good quality.
    I doubt you'll easily find another used shortscale in that quality and price range, so if you like it - buy it.
  3. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Love their guitars, do not care for their basses--except the late lamented USA Cruise Bass.
  4. I had a Korean made Hamer Cruise, which I loved. It was a good bass for the money. I don't know much about the the Slammer, if you like it, go for it. Why short scale, though?

  5. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    I have a USA made Hamer Blitz. Good quality instrument. Don't know about the Slammers.
  6. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I had a USA made Hamer Cruise 5, which I really liked and regret getting rid of. I have played a couple Slammers. For a beginner, they would be an alright first bass. And you can always upgrade later.

  7. Thanks for the info everyone. I also have some musician friends down here in Dallas that gave it a general thumbs up vote. It will be here in a week.