Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Quite interested in the Hamer Velocity Basses...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nick Wagner, Jul 9, 2003.


  1. Nick Wagner

    Nick Wagner

    Feb 24, 2003
    WA, USA
    ..but I dont have any way of trying them out first. I really like the look, and the specs look good for the price (i can get either the V5 or the V2-5 for around $400 used..). But does anyone here have any hands-on experience with either of these basses? Which one would be more versatile? Im guessing the V2-5 because of the 2 jazz pups... but at the same time wouldnt the V5 with the MM pup have more growl?

    Please, any comments, or other suggestions on a good 5 string for around that price? Just as background, Im currently in a "hardcore" type band.. playing music styles such as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Zao, Glassjaw, Atreyu, Candiria, etc... but I also play alot of funk, slap, etc on my free time or with some buddies (the drummer in my band is also a very good jazz drummer, and we mess around doin freestyles...).. I play mostly fingerstyle, but i like slap alot, and sometimes i use pick just for the effect... i definately want a 5 string, i feel too limited on my RBX760A. Im playin through an Ampeg B2R with an avatar B115H and a Peavey 1x15(not sure what model)... but eventually the Peavey 1x15 will be replaced with an avatar B410. So yeah, any help would be great!

    thanks!

    Nick
     
  2. Nick Wagner

    Nick Wagner

    Feb 24, 2003
    WA, USA
    bump.... i did a search on this, and there was no hands on stuff...
     
  3. Nick Wagner

    Nick Wagner

    Feb 24, 2003
    WA, USA
    bump

    anyone?
     
  4. i've been playing a hamer velocity 5 string fretless, 4 string fretless, and 4 string fretted at my local music store. The sound seemed just...totally...constipated. Can't think of a better word to describe it. I ran them through a fender 2x10 combo, an swr 1x12, and an swr 1x15, and it was still the same. I also tried every conveivable eq setting, but the muffly dead sound just wouldnt go away. Might be the strings, but then they'd be by far the worst strings i've ever seen, and i just dont think that a bad set of strings can make any serviceable bass sound that bad.