H22/1 - Bass|
Bass - Sunburst
Production year(s) : 1969-1972 (other years possible, not verified)
Double cutaway - later version of the H22. Some have a triple bindings neck.
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- big daddy bass 51 - 2006-11-01
acquired a double cutaway for practice with the band I am in .The neck is more like a H27 than a H22.It has great sustain and low action. I consider myself very lucky to have this bass, because I can now jam with this one and keep the H27 for my gigs. I no longer play solid bodies, they just got to heavy for my shoulder.Iam so grateful to come across such a great light weight bass.The sound is as good as my f-nd-r but with out the weight.
- 007ken - 2007-09-08
I bought this one off ebay, and let me tell you...I AM IMPRESSED. The tone is to die for; better than a hofner, better than a rivoli and better than an eb2. I'd say its one of the best basses ever built. If your into blues, rock, reggae, country than this is 4 you. I'm telling you, GET THEM WHILE THEIR CHEAP (under $400-$900 on ebay). I could assure you that in 10 years this bass is going to be worth way more. Not because of the make, not because of its stunning good looks, but because of one thing.. TONE.
- Dennis Rollins - 2008-02-19
I'm a horn player and have been playing in bands all my life. I got a H22/1 bass, new back in the early 70's but I didn't use it much. Now I've picked it back up and started to learn how to play. I enjoy it very much. It's lightweight and easy to finger. The intonation is good and I can't get over how it stays in tune. I love the looks and comments that people give me when I play it in church. All of my friends who have played bass for years in bands say that it plays very good and their amazed that I paid less then a $100 with the original case. I have been offered over 4+ times what I paid for this guitar, but it's a keeper.
- BLUELOONREX - 2008-10-02
I picked up my H22/1 at a Music-Go-Round store a couple years ago for 80 bucks. Inside the f-hole is a rubber stamped number: "3165H22-1" - I assumed that is the serial number, but am wondering whether it might actually be the production date? There was no output & they sold it "as is". It needed new pots and a new output jack. The old pots had 1965 date codes. I couldn't find an A/B rotary switch, so I used a rotary pot for the baritone/bass switch, and now I can get all the tones between the two extremes. The tuners were changed long ago (they read "Schaller - W Germany" to give an idea of how long ago). For some reason, whoever installed the tuners didn't bore out the original holes, but instead drilled new holes for the Schallers a bit closer to the headstock, leaving four holes from the original tuners. I figure with the extra holes there's less wind resistance if I'm playing on an outdoor stage. While I'm more attached to my '67 Guild Starfire, I have to admit that the Harmony has better tone.
- BLUELOONREX - 2008-10-03
Thanks for all the detailed information and photos posted on this site. When I saw the photo of the H22 sitting on top of the chipboard case, it occurred to me why the person who fitted my H22/1 with Schallers drilled new holes closer to the center of the headstock: it was probably so the bass would fit in it's (now long gone) case. The photo of the rubber stamped info inside the f-hole of the '64 H22 caused my to check mine again with colored lights, and sure enough, there's a faint stamping that reads "S72" followed by an illegible digital (and with a tiny "made in U.S.A." below the S72), confirming that my H22/1 is a 1972 model. (And I checked the old pots again - the numbers ending with "65" appear to be part numbers, not date codes). From everything I've been able to find, 1972 was the final year for the H22/1. My serial number (3165H22-1) would seem to indicate that only 3,000 or 4,000 H22/1 (double cutaway - 4 bolt neck) models were ever built.
- Terry Montgomery - 2009-09-19
I just bought an H22-1 off of eBay and I'm thrilled. I've been playing the single cutaway H22 for a few years now but I've always wanted an H22-1. I played it Friday night in an opening gig for Bugs Henderson and it performed famously.
I looked at BLUELOONREX's second post and decided to try to locate the same markings in my H22-1. I used a small mag-lite with a red filter and lo and behold I found it. It's marked F-71 Made in USA. I'm guessing the "F" stands for February.
- rick - 2010-10-22
terry. there seems to be some discussion as to the letter before your year. F was thought to mean Fall, but since they usually only have Fs or Ss, it more than likely is FIRST half of year or SECOND half of year for the S stamps. My H 27 is S-67
- Dan G. - 2013-01-01
I guess you could say i've gone harmony crazy and not to say it's a bad thing. I've heard about the tone quality of the h22-1 bass and i want one. I know someone who has one (project)and i'm chomping at the bit to make a deal. was given to her husband from a very close longtime friend and he wants to keep it to remind him of nis friendship and i respect that. told her if ever he wants to part with it i will fix it up proper and was releived to her i would be the first one they would choose if and wwen that time comes. Wishing all happy harmony in 2013 ;)
- Brian - 2013-12-06
What a great site! Thanks to you guys, I was able to figure out that what I have is a double-cutaway 1971 model (4279H22 F71). This is one monster of a bass, especially with some distortion (resonance galore!). It was missing the pickguard when I got it, so I found someone on ebay that made them and got a nice black one (the white seemed too stark). Another interesting thing is that the finger rest is actually in the thumb position, so at the top rather than in the pickguard. At some point in the 70's they must have switched to finger picking rather than thumb picking.