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Re: Looking for a Hollowbody
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2017, 10:31:53 AM »
+1 on the Warwick Starbass, there's an import version that should be very close to your price-range. Another to consider is the Yamaha BEX - either in single or double pickup ...... semi-hollow though.
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Re: Looking for a Hollowbody
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2017, 11:14:04 AM »
Perhaps the Hofner CT violin or club bass. German pickups and the added benefit of a center block to prevent feedback.
Here's one right at your budget
https://reverb.com/item/5358077-hofner-ct-club-bass?gclid=COKM-LTthtUCFRBYDQodyB0M4A&pla=1
and a black one for even less.
https://reverb.com/item/2669443-hofner-ct-club-bass-guitar-black-used-mint
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Re: Looking for a Hollowbody
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2017, 01:21:44 PM »
For the past few months it has been fairly easy to find Hofner CT violin basses under $800.  When I got my first one, I paid the regular price of $800+.  But I got a second one on sale from Sweetwater not long after that for only $550.  That was the Cavern model with the closely spaced pickups.  They've gone up to $699 now, but that's still not too bad--if you can catch them when they're not on back order that is.  I'm speaking of what they call the "Antique Brown Sunburst (Cavern) which is really the one I prefer.

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Re: Looking for a Hollowbody
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2017, 01:45:47 PM »
The Verythin at AMS went back up to $800.

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Re: Looking for a Hollowbody
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2017, 02:10:36 PM »
Do these count as hollow?  :)


Naw, just empty.  :popcorn:
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Re: Looking for a Hollowbody
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2017, 03:16:05 PM »
Lately, Shirley Manson has been singing about feeling empty.


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Re: Looking for a Hollowbody
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2017, 04:04:14 PM »
The Verythin at AMS went back up to $800.

I'm not surprised.  $650 was quite a fair price.  I never even knew they were selling them that low. 

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Re: Looking for a Hollowbody
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2017, 09:14:37 PM »
That EB-2 is beautiful, Carlo! And my first guitar ever was a Harmony that my parents got me, so I've always had a soft spot for them. I played a Harmony Reissue of some sort in a guitar shop a few years ago and liked it pretty well, but a new bass wasn't happening at that moment.
At the moment I'm using a Hodad with this band. We've been on a hiatus for a while, but are getting geared back up. While on hiatus my Cataldo has been living with Denis, but I frequently use it with them, too.
I don't know much about Hofners, can you point me to recordings of a Cavern? I've always liked the look of the two pickups close to the neck. Other Hofners I find attractive as well, but it seems like I rarely see them in the wild.
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Re: Looking for a Hollowbody
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2017, 07:19:24 AM »
Lately, Shirley Manson has been singing about feeling empty.



I'd be happy to help her out with that.  ;)

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Re: Looking for a Hollowbody
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2017, 12:29:26 PM »
The cavern kicks in after about 3:30



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Re: Looking for a Hollowbody
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2017, 02:15:35 PM »
Wow, Tesla is still around? Hadn't heard of them in at least 20 years.

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Re: Looking for a Hollowbody
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2017, 03:08:44 PM »
Wow, Tesla is still around? Hadn't heard of them in at least 20 years.


They're literally youngsters compared to Golden Earring and the Rolling Stones. 

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Re: Looking for a Hollowbody
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2017, 04:08:50 PM »
Tesla is on tour this summer. So is Kenny Rogers for that matter.
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Re: Looking for a Hollowbody
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2017, 09:53:58 PM »

They're literally youngsters compared to Golden Earring and the Rolling Stones.

True, but I thought they broke up years ago.

Tesla is on tour this summer. So is Kenny Rogers for that matter.

What made you bring up Kenny Rogers? He's an excellent bassist, but odd that you mention him.

Today a FB friend liked a post from a quasi-religious fake news site with the headline "This Country Legend Is Very Near Death, Please Pray For Him As He Begins To Say Goodbye." It was about Kenny Rogers. This news should come as a big surprise to Kenny, since he's in the middle of his second farewell tour in two years with many dates left. AFAIK he's just retiring to spend more time with family.