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Tone on this bass.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Airsick Pilot, Jun 2, 2003.


  1. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    Hey guys I'm about to order a Hamer Velocity 5. Having never played this bass and considering this is going to be my first 5 string, I don't know what kind of sound a bass such as this one would produce so I'm going to list some of its specs and hopefully some of you guys could roughly tell me what kind of sound this bass is capable of producing.

    Wood: Bubinga
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Neck: Bubinga/Maple
    Frets: 24
    Pickup: Single MM-style

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks guys.
     
  2. I'm not sure about bubinga's tone, but, I think it's a little brighter than mahogany*. Together with a rosewood board it'll probably sound nice and balanced. We'll see if I'm right, or if I get ripped to shreds by the posters that follow.
    :eek:

    You're buying it without ever playing it? Welcome to the club. (I did it 4 times) :D

    Good luck

    Mike
    * Mahogany tends to be mid-rangey.
     
  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    a side effect of 'Global Gas' :cool: I've bought my last 3 that way and will continue to do so!

    Bass Player reviewed those Hamers in the last few months.... I'll go find it BRB
     
  4. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    Yeah the Hamer dealer here stocks only Slammers so there's no way I could use the normal route of trying and then deciding from there. I have to take a gamble. Specs seem allright. Bass looks real nice.

    And hey thanks for the comments.

    Cheers
     
  5. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Dec 2002 :: Jamerson issue :: page 68

    all the proper buzz words ;)
     
  6. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Bubinga also weighs a ton.
     
  7. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    Sweet! I love heavy basses.
     
  8. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    Hey James, thanks alot. Appreciate it. Growl, just what I'm looking for.