Here’s how the old Harmony 906 short-scale hocky stick neck bass looked when I ‘won’ it from Goodwill Auctions for $90. Very rough, used a bunch so somebody loved it.
I dismantled it to sand, paint and foil up the cavity.
The paint was a dark sea-foam engine block enamel with ceramic so it won’t burn up if I get hot playing it.
I sanded to 320 grit but didn’t fill in dents. Pots and output jack needed cleaning and I had to do lots of set-up before it sounded nice.
Short scale therefore easy to play. Big humbucker sound. Lightweight too.
The strings are very bright D’Addarrio XL Nickels showing up my every fingering error with a scrape sound.
A nice old hocky stick neck Harmony short scale with twin mighty humbucker pickups and sexy offset body for $90 USD. A good deal and a new sound for me.
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