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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 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    66
    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. 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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  4. Taildragger

    Taildragger Tele-Meister

    134
    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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  5. <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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  6. 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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  7. tintag27

    tintag27 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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

     
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  8. JackL

    JackL TDPRI Member

    88
    Oct 17, 2004
    Monroeville, PA
    Thanks for the Video with Tal, great bass talent and sings well too!
     
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  9. tintag27

    tintag27 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Jan 18, 2010
    Old England
    Yes - she's quite special, isn't she!
     
  10. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    59
    Mar 16, 2003
    Arlington, VA
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  11. BCbassman

    BCbassman TDPRI Member

    40
    Apr 16, 2009
    Washington D.C suburb
    Nice bass build. I like the hollow body approach.
    I bet that bass is a blast to play.
     
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