Fender Japanese HMT P-Bass Reviews
I ran a search on "f-hole", "hollow",
and a few other terms to find any semi-accoustic basses offered online. It
didn't come toochea[ply, $600, but it's
well built and in good shape. I got it
from "Bassmenttrader" in Ohio [usa].
It's a semi accoustic. I play some fretless accoustics because the full
accoustic designs don't sound good
[to me] with frets, but I wanted to
have as hollow a bass as possible
for some styles that just need frets.
This is great sounding bass combining
a typical "P" split PU with a ribbon
transducer in the bridge.
Also I like that its rather lightweight
but well balanced on the strap, and it looks cool with the burst, f-hole and
classic "P" shape.
It's not really possible to set a really
low action because of the accoustic-type
all-wooden bridge [not adjustable].
Carved back and accostic top, wooden
bridge with ribbon PU. Lace P-type
split coil, 3 knobs: volume, blend and
tone, 4 inline peghead with modern [non
duckfoot] tuners. Neck appears to be 3 part laminated. Bolt-on with tilt.
Finish is 10 yrs old and looks good.
I can't expect perfection when wanting a
hybrid [mongrel?] to begin with, but this
is a really good answer in the midprice
range, great sound, solid build, but not
the easiest action and little can be done
to make it faster. BTW, it does NOT mimic
an upright, but has its own voice that no
solid body I've tried has yet offered.Golem
rated this unit