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 Post subject: Danelectro Longhorn Bass Left-handed - Black
PostPosted: February 14th, 2020, 6:57 am 
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Sweetwater has these now in stock. I love the black. Who has experience with these?


https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... nded-black


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 Post subject: Re: Danelectro Longhorn Bass Left-handed - Black
PostPosted: February 14th, 2020, 8:00 am 
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They have it in "copper-burst" too, Same price.

They are tempting for the money but I'm reluctant to go short scale. Every short scale I've tried just didn't feel right for me. I do love Dano's. My Shorthorn (long scale) Dano has been a great relief for dealing with developing back and shoulder issues. I think these Longhorn models are even lighter.


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PostPosted: February 14th, 2020, 8:20 am 
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ADSR wrote:
They have it in "copper-burst" too, Same price.

They are tempting for the money but I'm reluctant to go short scale. Every short scale I've tried just didn't feel right for me. I do love Dano's. My Shorthorn (long scale) Dano has been a great relief for dealing with developing back and shoulder issues. I think these Longhorn models are even lighter.


I switched to short-scale and it's the best bass-playing I have ever made. It started with an SG bass, and now the Spector Bantam, which is the most comfortable bass that I have ever played. I still have a dozen long scale basses, but they now feel foreign to me.

This Dano is 6 pounds. My Spector is 7.

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 Post subject: Re: Danelectro Longhorn Bass Left-handed - Black
PostPosted: February 14th, 2020, 8:38 am 
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I played Paulo's and liked it. They sound pretty good! I think I still prefer full scale and big necks, though.

Ron Carter played one of these on a few albums in the '70s. He hated it, but still, if it was good enough for Ron...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRWyxzmNdJc


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PostPosted: February 14th, 2020, 1:35 pm 
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I used to own the long scale DC bass in silver sparkle. It was a fun bass, very lightweight, and had that classic honky Dano sound that sound especially great with a pick. I still own a Jerry Jones Longhorn, which I suspect is pretty close in sound and feel to a Dano Longhorn. I'd like to own a copper one some day, but it isn't high on my priority list right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Danelectro Longhorn Bass Left-handed - Black
PostPosted: February 14th, 2020, 3:00 pm 
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Paulo bought a burst one lately and likes it. He showed me a demo vid and I was very surprised at how good they sound.

I told myself if I see one in black I'll pick it up.......crap now is my chance!


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PostPosted: February 14th, 2020, 5:06 pm 
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pjmuck wrote:
I still own a Jerry Jones Longhorn, which I suspect is pretty close in sound and feel to a Dano Longhorn.


Hey PJmuck, is that Jerry Jones a stock lefty or did you mod it from a right hand model? I don't think i have ever seen a JJ model in true left handed. If I ever saw a short horn DC style lefty in a Jerry Jones, I'd do what ever it takes to grab it (Priced within reason of course).


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PostPosted: February 14th, 2020, 6:33 pm 
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I went to Mr Music in Boston to buy some pots to put a harness together and went to see what they had for basses, I saw the Longhorn there, picked it up ant I was surprised with how cool it looked, well built and so lightweight.
Next day I went back to pick it up, brand new.
After about 3 weeks with the bass I looked everywhere for a bridge with saddles for it (allparts) and the only place I've found the last one for sale was in France and I ordered it. I put the bridge on and set the intonation spot on.
This bass is a lot of fun and sound great plugged in.
Check out this video from Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aqoEt9ElnE
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ADSR wrote:
pjmuck wrote:
I still own a Jerry Jones Longhorn, which I suspect is pretty close in sound and feel to a Dano Longhorn.


Hey PJmuck, is that Jerry Jones a stock lefty or did you mod it from a right hand model? I don't think i have ever seen a JJ model in true left handed. If I ever saw a short horn DC style lefty in a Jerry Jones, I'd do what ever it takes to grab it (Priced within reason of course).


100% stock lefty. I had a lengthy conversation with Jerry years ago before he closed, and he got me an incredible amount of info on the bass.Made in Kansas City, Missouri (NOT Kansas!) March 1992. ;)

And yes, was thinking about selling it. PM me if interested and I can send you some pix and details.


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 Post subject: Re: Danelectro Longhorn Bass Left-handed - Black
PostPosted: February 19th, 2020, 7:00 am 
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pjmuck wrote:
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100% stock lefty. I had a lengthy conversation with Jerry years ago before he closed, and he got me an incredible amount of info on the bass.Made in Kansas City, Missouri (NOT Kansas!) March 1992. ;)

And yes, was thinking about selling it. PM me if interested and I can send you some pix and details.


Sorry if I misled you PJ. You got my attention because I've never seen a JJ lefty but I would only be seriously interested in a long scale model.


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