#1
Been playing for ~4yrs and have a Yamaha RBX 170.
I'm looking to upgrade to an intermediate bass for small gigs.
Is a Danelectro (any of the range) a big enough step up to be worthwhile?
I know they have a nice unique sound.
I've already got a Dano Pro guitar so I'm happy the sound quality and build are good.
I don't really want to go as far as a Jazz bass.
Also considering an Ibanez Jetking.
What do you think?
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#2
I never played a Danelectro, but i can only assume that the bass is as good as their pedals, in which case you should stay the hell away from them..get an Ibanez or a squier
#3
Wow, those things are ugly as sin. Buy an Ibanez and save yourself from the embaressment.
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Wow, those things are ugly as sin. Buy an Ibanez and save yourself from the embaressment.

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i will say get the Ibanez Jetking


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#6
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Wow, those things are ugly as sin. Buy an Ibanez and save yourself from the embaressment.

... says the guy with the Firebird!

But it would be one of these

Not a longhorn.
I have very dodgy tastes. And I do like Firebirds.
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#7
I say definitely get the Dano. That's next on my list of things to get for my bass rig.
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#8
Danos look great but feel... just wrong. I think Yamaha to Danelectro is more of a downgrade, really, no matter how cheap your Yamaha is. Epiphone Thunderbirds are dirt cheap, and no matter what people say about them, I think they sound & feel great. Some Squiers are good to. Once again, it comes down to trying out all your options...
#9
But I've got a dano guitar, I know what they're like. My Dano Pro is mint.
Just need advice from ppl with dano basses.
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#10
I played a Dano Longhorn once, I liked it, but they are U-G-L-Y with no alibi.
And I think Entwistle used a Dano for a bit, but I don't know which model. If that helps your decision at all.

EDIT: That bass that you posted actually looks real nice.
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I played a Dano Longhorn once, I liked it, but they are U-G-L-Y with no alibi.
And I think Entwistle used a Dano for a bit, but I don't know which model. If that helps your decision at all.

EDIT: That bass that you posted actually looks real nice.

Ive got a book with all the basses he owned in, he had two longhorn 4 strings, and a longhorn baritone.

And I also think the pic OP posted looks pretty cool
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I played a Dano Longhorn once, I liked it, but they are U-G-L-Y with no alibi.
And I think Entwistle used a Dano for a bit, but I don't know which model. If that helps your decision at all.

EDIT: That bass that you posted actually looks real nice.

A face only it's mother would love.
Yeah,he was going to use a Dano for My Generation but broke a string and used a Jazz bass instead I think it was.
It was the strings he loved most but had to buy a new bass every time he broke one cos you couldn't but them seperately.
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#14
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will you be keeping your yamaha?

Yes. It's very pleasant to play. And would never sell my first guitar.
I also have a massive Harley-Benton HB1960 electro-acoustic bass. Horrible nose-diving. Pretty poor quality. But very impressive. he hard case won't even fit in my car boot!
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#15
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But I've got a dano guitar, I know what they're like. My Dano Pro is mint.
Just need advice from ppl with dano basses.

...What sort of advice did you think I was giving??

I don't actually own one, but I tried Dano basses extensively when my gf was shopping for a bass.
#16
If you've tried out a Danelectro and like the feel and sound, I've definately get it, but that's just my personal opinion. I'm not a big fan of the really trebly sound but I love the looks of them (why don't people like that old school look?), I'd love to play one some time too to see how it feels.

If your looking into picking up a Danelectro I would suggest doing it soon, they stopped producing them after 2008.
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#17
I really rated the Danelectro when I played, it had this brilliant dark tone, that could be dialled around to a trebly clank. For the price, its a great bass, but it feels very insubstanial, especially to a Stingray player like myself. Bizzarely, it had a great slap tone. Dont ask me why. As to whether it would be a step-up, I doubt it, its too unique to really qualify. It would be a nice addition to your arsenal, but I imagine that you wouldnt want to use it all the time as its too distinctive.
As a small aside, i didnt play it with a pick, but it would likely sound killer.