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Help ID this hollow body bass.

Discussion in 'The BASS Place' started by mnutz, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted



    What is this, and where do I get one?

    Is it really as cool as it looks?

    Thanks!
     

  2. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    65
    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    An old Kay, maybe? Yeah, they're kinda "thunky" and very cool. Sheryl Crowe uses these, other people as well.
     
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  3. slauson slim

    slauson slim Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    By The Levee

  4. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

    A little more googling and I think it might be a Harmony H22 with the pickguard removed.
     
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  5. Taildragger

    Taildragger TDPRI Member

    90
    Sep 16, 2003
    My first guess was gonna be vintage Kay, Harmony or Silvertone also. Just has that "look" to it.

    After that I was gonna guess Framus or '60s Japanese.
     
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  6. Gunny

    Gunny Tele-Meister

    389
    Jan 13, 2008
    Oshawa, near Toronto
    <no fight with nojazzhere> Sheryl Crow plays a Guild M85 bass (I used to play one but it weights a ton) which is similar, but not the one discussed here.
     
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  7. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 24, 2009
    Texas
    I'm thinking its a Harmony H22 that's been rebuilt. It's got the single cutaway body and exact knob layout of the H22 along with the appropriate single gold foil pickup. The things that are different could have been changed by an experienced luthier. The pickguard could have been removed and the guitar refinished in black. The trapeze tailpiece is non original but could also have been added later.

    H22's are great sounding basses. Think Spencer Davis Group with Gimme Some Lovin' or Ronnie Lane with Small Faces (Itchycoo Park etc).
     
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  8. tintag27

    tintag27 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Jan 18, 2010
    Macclesfield, UK
    Here's what those old Harmony basses can sound like!

     
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  9. JackL

    JackL TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

    24
    Oct 17, 2004
    Monroeville, PA
    Thanks for the Video with Tal, great bass talent and sings well too!
     
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  10. tintag27

    tintag27 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Jan 18, 2010
    Macclesfield, UK
    Yes - she's quite special, isn't she!
     

  11. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Age:
    58
    Mar 16, 2003
    Arlington, VA
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