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Hi I'm Tommy.. I'm a professional bassist for 60 years.. tried to learn guitar as a kid but it just didn't work for me.. When I was 10 my cousin let me hold his 57 J bass and it was like when Harry Potter found his magic wand.. I could play this thing and I've played bass ever since.. Upright bass, bass guitar, sousaphone and tuba all thru school and college.. I didn't choose to be a bassist.. the bass chose me and I'm still a working musician at age 71 and have no intention of retiring.. I am also the proud owner of an HB2 prototype bass made by Ren in 1987 and its the finest playing bass I've ever played.. I'm glad to be a part of HOC.. Thanks for having me..

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A big shout out to all of you HOC members that lurk in the background but don't post much!   You know who you are!  But we don't.    The sole purpose of this thread is to send out a special HELL

Hi all, I have been a member since June and finally getting around to introducing myself. I have been a guitar player for 40+ years. And mainly Strats. I have done my best to love humbuckers without s

Thought I'd help you out. Nice guitars

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3 hours ago, Rollerdawg said:

Hi I'm Tommy.. I'm a professional bassist for 60 years.. tried to learn guitar as a kid but it just didn't work for me.. When I was 10 my cousin let me hold his 57 J bass and it was like when Harry Potter found his magic wand.. I could play this thing and I've played bass ever since.. Upright bass, bass guitar, sousaphone and tuba all thru school and college.. I didn't choose to be a bassist.. the bass chose me and I'm still a working musician at age 71 and have no intention of retiring.. I am also the proud owner of an HB2 prototype bass made by Ren in 1987 and its the finest playing bass I've ever played.. I'm glad to be a part of HOC.. Thanks for having me..

Welcome aboard Tommy/Rollerdawg. You've joined a Great group and we will enjoy your input.

With your wealth of knowledge and experience you will be a great asset to the Forum.

Ren is a great guy and you have something special with that HB2. Of course pictures always are appreciated.

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Greetings. New member here located in Western NY. When people ask if I play guitars, I answer with a "yes" as I am not that far advanced past strummer status despite owning several nice guitars and attempting to play over the last 40 years or so. (love to play, hate to practice!)

All-time favorite artist is Neil Young and I'm an active member of the Rust community. Other notable current loves include, but are not limited to, Wilco, Mark Knopfler and old school prog rock like Gabriele era Genesis, Yes, ELP, PF and on and on. 

Mostly I play my acoustics but I love to veg out and jam electrified, especially with friends. I came to this group researching a 335 style of guitar to add to my stable, and I've now got a H-535 on the way. Looking forward to following this community from the perspective of a fellow owner/player.

Cheers.

 

Chuck

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Hi: Long-time owner here, but never found this site until today. I have a '93 Prospect. Not sure if that's a well-loved model in these parts, but it has a lot of gigs under its belt. Natural finish, Schaller pickups and some crazy coil-split and who-knows-what wiring, which I've never changed, cause I really just use it for straight ahead jazz gigs. Schallers are really hot, too; they'll overdrive a preamp that no other guitars of mine will punch that far.

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3 hours ago, JayBrecker said:

Hi: Long-time owner here, but never found this site until today. I have a '93 Prospect. Not sure if that's a well-loved model in these parts, but it has a lot of gigs under its belt. Natural finish, Schaller pickups and some crazy coil-split and who-knows-what wiring, which I've never changed, cause I really just use it for straight ahead jazz gigs. Schallers are really hot, too; they'll overdrive a preamp that no other guitars of mine will punch that far.

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@JayBecker:  Welcome to the HOC!  Prospects are unique and wonderful guitars.  It's another model that Heritage should bring back into production.  Yours looks to be in good hands.  Play it in good health. 

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Prospects are way cool. I have a Prospect 12 string and it is amazing. Someday I will find a matching six string.

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On 9/22/2020 at 11:44 AM, Gitfiddler said:

Did Marv or Ren make the Heritage basses?

Ren told me he made it.. It was a prototype.. we've had some phone conversations about it.. He's a really cool guy..

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On 1/20/2021 at 3:21 PM, Gitfiddler said:

@JayBecker:  Welcome to the HOC!  Prospects are unique and wonderful guitars.  It's another model that Heritage should bring back into production.  Yours looks to be in good hands.  Play it in good health. 

Thx!

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Hi guys found you while I wait very impatiently for my 99 h 550 custom to show that FedEx has held captive somewhere between Montana and Oregon! Was looking for a 335 for months but started to learn more and more about Heritage then I saw the 550 on eBay and I was sold!!! Love the history and this site seems like a awesome spot for info. Been playing 40 years have a few guitars... lol but never been this excited. Do you happen to know what the factory p.u. Would have been on this guitar? Great site guys!!

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Hi Heritage People. I'm from Sarasota, Florida and in my second childhood put together a band (Dreamwalkers), manifested an album, and am working on a second album. In my day job I'm a psychologist. I acquired an H-535 about six months ago and brought it into the recording of the new album. The sound is just luxuriously spectacular. Love it. The band's website is dreamwalkersband.com

Peace

Dr Dreamwalker

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SaintPatrick,  welcome to the HOC.  

Looking at the picture,  it appears to have standard Schaller humbuckers.  The giveaway is the dual adjustment screws on either side.   HRW pickups are Ren's modified Schallers, but whenever they installed them, they put a special switch tip with a dot on top, just to make it apparent.  Your selector switch is plain.

Schallers are good Alnico5 PAF based pickups,  I find them to be more scooped in the mids, like a blackface Fender, rather than midrange focused like a tweed.  

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Hello from West Tennessee. I purchased my first Heritage today, a blonde Super Eagle. I've been playing regularly for 47 years, but never owned a really nice jazz guitar. I almost took a Sweet 16 but decided on the Super Eagle because I love Kenny Burrell. I may still keep my eye out for a Sweet 16 for later. 

I have not recieved the guitar yet and suspect it will be a couple of weeks. I'm certain I've never been this excited about a guitar. 

I look forward to participating in the Heritage community!

Joe

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Congratulations.. even tho I'm a bassist and own a Heritage HB2, I totally appreciate the quality of Heritage guitars.. They are beautifully crafted and they play like butter.. You got yourself a fine guitar man.. Enjoy her..

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1 hour ago, JoeBama said:

Hello from West Tennessee. I purchased my first Heritage today, a blonde Super Eagle. I've been playing regularly for 47 years, but never owned a really nice jazz guitar. I almost took a Sweet 16 but decided on the Super Eagle because I love Kenny Burrell. I may still keep my eye out for a Sweet 16 for later. 

I have not recieved the guitar yet and suspect it will be a couple of weeks. I'm certain I've never been this excited about a guitar. 

I look forward to participating in the Heritage community!

Joe

Welcome to the HOC, Joe.  And congratulations on your incoming Super Eagle.  You'll definitely get your KB "Midnight Blue" groove on with that sweet axe. 

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I don't think anyone has ever actually seen a counterfeit Heritage.    That's the one in Philly, right?    From the pics, it looks totally legit.   The tailpiece is spot on,  and the back of the headstock looks exactly right.    Heritage isn't a great candidate for faking.   Its much easier (and probably more profitable) to make Gibby and Fender fakes.   The market is probably 100x as big.

If it's local,  I would ride over and check it out.  

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i'm chuck aka motoputz, i like making motorcycles, making them run and playing my heritage 1993 - H150 and a new to me 2020 - H535

nothing sweeter than the sound of an electric guitar and a fine running motorcycle

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12 minutes ago, motoputz said:

i'm chuck aka motoputz, i like making motorcycles, making them run and playing my heritage 1993 - H150 and a new to me 2020 - H535

nothing sweeter than the sound of an electric guitar and a fine running motorcycle

Welcome aboard motoputz. Love your handle. You've joined a good forum full of Heritage lovers.

What area are you from?

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originally philly, now living in montana

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