What you think??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Madball, Aug 20, 2001.

  1. Madball

    Madball Guest

    Jan 11, 2001
    Dallas/FW Metroplex
    Hey just wondering what you cats think about 'Hohner' basses. I'm looking for the right 6 and I played a Hohner today that was neck through, active electronics, and a good feel for only like 700 bucks. Just wondering about them because I haven't heard much about them.

  2. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I don't know too much about em, either. But if it felt good, sounded good, and was in your price range, then I would go for it.
  3. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    i personally don't like them as much as a lot of basses you can get in that price range, but you may beleive differently. In that price range, i would look for passive basses, not active. Oh yea, don't spend $900 on a MIA fender.
  4. Madball

    Madball Guest

    Jan 11, 2001
    Dallas/FW Metroplex
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    In the UK, Hohner are known for cheap copies of other types of bass, so this looks like a bit of a departure - but they don't really have a good "name", so I would expect them to depreciate very quickly - see them going for $250 used next year!!

    I would say that a used bass would be a better buy and would hold it's value better. If you look around I'm sure there would be similar but better basses "used" in the same price range.
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    see if you can find the same bass used on line somewhere, or on ebay. otherwise, go for it - that's a really great price for what you're getting.
  7. actually, UK session player Paul Westwood has used a Hohner B2V 5 string as his main bass, and the B2ADB got a pretty good review in bassist magazine.

    they do lose their value quickly though.
    here's my much used and abused B2A (bought for £120 second-hand), that I've added an extra pickup to (Kent Armstrong humbucker) added thumbrests, and replaced the volume controls with switches (on/off/preset sweetspot).

    the switchable active/passive circuit is great- I use it in passive mode for a P bass like sound from the front P/up, and in active mode for the Kent Armstrong for a Stingray-like sound.
    I don't like the active mode with the stock pickups though-hollow and weak.

    I'm looking for a detuning bridge to replace the standard one fitted- Hohner seem to be reluctant to sell me one- time I emailed them again..........
  8. Madball

    Madball Guest

    Jan 11, 2001
    Dallas/FW Metroplex
    Hey thanks for the info. Yeah I really like the way this one played and think I am going to go with it. I also like the fact that it has been one of the few 6er's that I am able to slap and pop with. Plus, I love the neck through. And like any instrument, if it feels good and sounds good thats all that matters. I'm not to worried about the value..as long as I can rock with it.

    Thanks again!
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    That's good because that sounds high for a Hohner 6;)
  10. 7

    7 Guest

    Dec 23, 2000
    i played a 4 string honer before im not sure what model it was all i remeber it was neckthru and sounded pretty good but it had upgraded active emg's instead of the stock ones
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I had a Hohner (headless/bodyless) bass & I loved the sound I got out of that little thing. It was just WAY too uncomfortable to play. If you played it, you liked it & COMPARED IT to other 6's in that price range, I's go for it!!!! :)

    No one can buy a MIA Fender 6 string for $900 beacuse they don't make one. :)

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  12. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I have a really bad memory. I forgot he was looking for a six string.