Hondo Professional Precision Bass.
I bought this purely on looks and out of curiosity and was
very surprised with the result.
Looking at it here, you could almost think it was a 70's Fender
but cast your eyes to the other end . . . . . . . . Not quite so!
This is one of those instruments that breaks the rules.
It says "Hondo" - You think budget instrument. Wrong!
It needed a bit of a clean up when I got it and after tidying
it up, fret polish, new set of strings and and a set up. . . WOW!
I have a '79 USA Fender P and three Fender Japan P's and
this stands shoulder to shoulder, pretty much, with the others.
How, I don't know. The electrics all seem original, the body
is perhaps made of some non descript timber, the neck is
maple and it all bolts together very nicely.
The first time I gigged it, a friend who I have known since
the late 70's, came up to me at the end of the gig and said
that he had had a little chuckle to himself, when he saw it but
the smile was wiped off his face when he heard it!
A lot of bass playing smiles for not a lot of $$$$ . . . Johnnie!!
Still trying to find the pic of the Status Shark!!!
Gig tonight, time to give the Blazers an outing!
Yes, I have now set up the intonation - pic was taken in a hurry,
before I had finished setting it up. :)
Back next week.
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