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Struggling to find my dream bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Harrod182, Jan 27, 2005.


  1. Harrod182

    Harrod182

    May 2, 2004
    can anyone help me im looking for a bass with a hollow body and f holes all i can seem to find is a warwick infinity LTD 2000 but cannot really afford this as it is £2000.00 so if anyone could give me some models and makes i would be very greatfull thanks guys.
     
  2. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    these Lakland basses are pretty tasty!
    (Michael Tobias)

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  3. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    for the money..the Jack Casady bass is way fun too!

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  4. +1 on the jack bass
     
  5. +1 on the Jack Casady, and also the Epiphone Rivoli II.

    The Lakland is nice, and i believe that comes in a skyline series now, yes? That is affordable...

    The G&L Asat "hollow" is a really nice bass too.

    Actually, are ANY of these a true hollowbody? I coulda sworn all the above listed were either chambered, or have a center block.
     
  6. The Hammer

    The Hammer

    Jul 13, 2004
    they are all semi-hollow bodies as they all have a solid center block to them. Check out the Washburn AB90. I played one at NAMM and it was pretty sweet. Costs about $600-700US
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  7. Wow, that has a neat Gretch type Country Gentleman look to it. I likey.
     
  8. The Hammer

    The Hammer

    Jul 13, 2004
    yeah you can sometimes buy them new on ebay for about $600 with case. They also have a 5 string version but I haven't played it.
     
  9. craigb

    craigb G&L churnmeister Supporting Member

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    Waterstone ME2 endorsed by, or at least owned by, Amy from Clatter

    $399.95 direct, 1.5" nut width (jazz like neck), 34" scale

    and a top horn reaching to the 12th fret for good balance & positioning!

    If I had an extra $400 I'd be trying to decide between the quilt natural and the blue sparkle. Not much information out about these yet.
     
  10. cetera

    cetera

    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
  11. bacon

    bacon

    Jan 21, 2005
    my ME-2 is great!! very affordable with that cool semi-hollow tone.
    it gets my vote!
     

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  12. Mel Monihan

    Mel Monihan

    Mar 30, 2004
    My goodness, I had no idea they still made so many hollow body basses.
     
  13. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!

    I'm curious why do you have "(Michael Tobias)", in "(_)"?

    Does Mike help make these Laklands?

    Do they come with the Darkstars in them?
     
  14. rayzak

    rayzak

    Jan 13, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    I'm pretty certain the Lakland is a 'true' hollowbody.

    Oh, and J-raj... the Lakland was designed, in conjuction, with Mike T.
     
  15. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    ah, ok. Thanks Man.
     
  16. zazz

    zazz

    Feb 27, 2004
    Cebu
    with hollow bodies i have found that it might look hollow but if it has a solid core like the artcores then there isnt much point ..its a solid with chambers on each side..not much difference to a solid body. If its a true hollow ..then you might run into feedback issues. The casady i think is solid where the bridge sits but hollow where the pickup is...designed for a hollow type sound but with reduced feedback. My vote is for a casady...i have one on order.

    Also the pickups on the casady are supposed to be more defined than the gibsons....the starting point for that bass was to take the gibson to the next level from the man himself. Gallup plays one live a lot.