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 Post subject: Hohner Bartell Bass
PostPosted: December 11th, 2020, 4:12 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Hohner Bartell Bass
PostPosted: December 11th, 2020, 5:23 am 
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I seen that last night and was going to post this AM. Not sure I remember seeing on of those basses ever. Looks to be in great condition but the photos are not that great.


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 Post subject: Re: Hohner Bartell Bass
PostPosted: December 13th, 2020, 6:07 pm 
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Anyone else have noticed the listing says it's a fretless and it has lines only on half of the fingerboard?
I looked at Reverb listings and they all look like this as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Hohner Bartell Bass
PostPosted: December 13th, 2020, 6:39 pm 
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paulo wrote:
Anyone else have noticed the listing says it's a fretless and it has lines only on half of the fingerboard?
I looked at Reverb listings and they all look like this as well.


Wow that looks suspicious. Looks like something is going on with the nut too.


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 Post subject: Re: Hohner Bartell Bass
PostPosted: December 14th, 2020, 2:46 pm 
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I can’t see the actual Facebook listing for this, but I looked up some pictures of other Bartell basses, and it looks like lines on the fretboard are the fret marks. Here’s an old reverb listing for a righty. (If that link works..)


https://reverb.com/ca/item/180900-hohne ... 0s-natural


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 Post subject: Re: Hohner Bartell Bass
PostPosted: December 14th, 2020, 2:51 pm 
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Murzenquest wrote:
it looks like lines on the fretboard are the fret marks.


I'm no expert, but that's what it looked like to me also. Kind of like the more recent Schecter Session basses with the marks on the edge of the fretboard rather than the middle.


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PostPosted: December 14th, 2020, 3:03 pm 
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I've never seen a fretless bass with lines only on half of the fretboard. Pretty cool!
Murzenquest thanks for the link!
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PostPosted: December 14th, 2020, 5:42 pm 
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Another odd thing is on the righty the top grain is going across the body and the back is going the opposite direction and has a binding


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PostPosted: December 14th, 2020, 5:54 pm 
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I'd like to know how the neck is mounted. I would guess it's more than just those two visible bolts working overtime!


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PostPosted: December 14th, 2020, 6:12 pm 
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paulo wrote:
I've never seen a fretless bass with lines only on half of the fretboard. Pretty cool!
Murzenquest thanks for the link!
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Whew that thing is misaligned.

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PostPosted: December 14th, 2020, 7:05 pm 
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PostPosted: December 14th, 2020, 7:25 pm 
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tim wrote:
I'd like to know how the neck is mounted. I would guess it's more than just those two visible bolts working overtime!

The strap button screw holds the neck too :P


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PostPosted: December 14th, 2020, 11:25 pm 
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tim wrote:
I'd like to know how the neck is mounted. I would guess it's more than just those two visible bolts working overtime!

That screw you see by the ‘bridge pickup’ secures the neck in addition to the others,
but also has a tilt function, just as the 3-bolt 70’s fender basses.
So the neck goes quite deep into the body.
The only reason I know is because I took a dive into
the interwebs...

http://bartell.vintageusaguitars.com/in ... ll-basses/


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Well, if you're going to own one of these, and you're a 'Murican, you've GOT to own this one! :D

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PostPosted: December 16th, 2020, 6:53 am 
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matt7drum wrote:
That screw you see by the ‘bridge pickup’ secures the neck in addition to the others,
but also has a tilt function, just as the 3-bolt 70’s fender basses.
So the neck goes quite deep into the body.
The only reason I know is because I took a dive into
the interwebs...

http://bartell.vintageusaguitars.com/in ... ll-basses/

Cool. I wondered if that was the case.


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PostPosted: December 16th, 2020, 11:38 am 
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fivebass52 wrote:
Well, if you're going to own one of these, and you're a 'Murican, you've GOT to own this one! :D


Or Dutch, like me :D

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Jeroen wrote:
fivebass52 wrote:
Well, if you're going to own one of these, and you're a 'Murican, you've GOT to own this one! :D


Or Dutch, like me :D

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Hahaha.... I was just thinking the same thing. My buddy Seb from the Paceshifters bought a guitar here in Toronto with that paint job on it when we had them over for a tour in Canada a few years ago. The guitar builder - a small boutique guy here - wasn't having any luck selling it to the hipster Canadian crowd that he usually gets, because of the 'Murican connotations. All he needed was a Dutch guy to walk in the shop. :lol:


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