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Question about Hohner/Steinberger basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by danesdad, Apr 15, 2018.


  1. danesdad

    danesdad

    Feb 24, 2018
    Western PA
    On the (Steinberger style) Hohner passive basses, which are more desirable, the ones with the P/J pickups or the ones with the soapbars (which I assume are EMGS but don't know for sure)? Which would provide a wider variety of tones? I'm on the lookout for one, but I've only ever played the one with the soapbars. Given my druthers, I'd rather have the active bass, but every one I find looks like it was used as a blunt instrument in the destruction of a china shop.
     
  2. danesdad

    danesdad

    Feb 24, 2018
    Western PA
    While I'm at it, I should ask, which of the Steinberger knockoffs are the highest quality? Which are best avoided?
     
  3. danesdad

    danesdad

    Feb 24, 2018
    Western PA
    Bump to see if I can get any answers....
     
  4. Pug the Pig

    Pug the Pig Banned

    Mar 21, 2018
    London
    I had one just like the one sold on forum yesterday, only mine was black..it had the emg style pu's and was active, with a kill switch to disable if the battery died.
    I thought it had a good range of tones and it did the business for me anyway.
    It was a thru neck and appeared a decent quality bass, i did lots of gigs with it, no probs, it was also happy with being down tuned for one of the bands( the E down to C ) again no prob.
    For what its worth, I'd certainly get one again if I found a bargain priced instrument , and would I recommend them to others (again IMHO..)
     
  5. danesdad

    danesdad

    Feb 24, 2018
    Western PA
    One sold on the forum yesterday?
     
  6. Pug the Pig

    Pug the Pig Banned

    Mar 21, 2018
    London
    Yep a kind of mahogany coloured one 325 bucks or something I think
     
  7. danesdad

    danesdad

    Feb 24, 2018
    Western PA
    Seriously? That fast? I been watching and I haven't seen anything. But I don't check hour by hour!
     
  8. danesdad

    danesdad

    Feb 24, 2018
    Western PA
    OK, you are talking about the Jack. I was looking for a B2A or a B2B.
     
  9. Ukiah Bass

    Ukiah Bass Supporting Member

    May 10, 2006
  10. danesdad

    danesdad

    Feb 24, 2018
    Western PA
    Yeah, that came and went quickly.
     
  11. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty

    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Depends on your price range- a real Steinberger is of course the best option, but if you're talking about the lower priced ones, ie. Steinberger Spirit or Hohner price range, I'd easily go with the Hohner.
    I have a Hohner B2ADB - really love the thing. It has the detuner at the bridge, easy to flip the switch and get a low B string out of the E-string. Also, the Hohner active basses have a passive/active switch, it defaults to passive if there isn't a battery in there- tonally speaking, it's got a nice crisp tone - can hit some nice low tones.
     
  12. BluesWalker

    BluesWalker Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    The best is a Status Graphite Streamline, but they are not cheap.
     
  13. Cuzzie

    Cuzzie Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    Hohner B2ADB owner

    It’s bloody brilliant, love it so much I may change the electrics out to EMG HB pick ups and a BTC system, and it’s still comes in way cheaper than a Steiny
     
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  14. danesdad

    danesdad

    Feb 24, 2018
    Western PA
    That is the appeal. Everyone I've heard from loves it.
     
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  15. Cuzzie

    Cuzzie Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    I broke

    New pick ups and system on order

    Can’t wait!
     
  16. ronin614

    ronin614 Supporting Member

    May 15, 2008
    New York
    I don't know if you're still looking, but The Jack is a great bass. It's essentially the B2A, but with a full body. It still fits in a guitar gigbag.
     

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