Awakening Of A 30 Years Old Hoyer Bass- The Cloud Atlas Bass

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  1. Stainless

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    Hey guys, i want to show you my newest bass.
    An 30 years old bass from the guitar company Hoyer from Erlangen(Nürnberg,Germany). This one is a prototype, which was not finished before Hoyers insolvency 1987.
    I got it from an old guitar builder from Hoyer.
    It has a wonderful bodythrough neck and a solid quilted maple body. The bridge is original from ABM.
    This bass will get old gold Schaller tuners also branded with West-Germany, but a quite new Noll electronic (TCM 3 PM B2026) and custom bassculture pickups with wenge covers.
    I also want an wenge trussrodcover engraved with Cloud Atlas and the stacked poti knobs. For the Cover I got a scan of an old Hoyer Cover The bass hadn't a name so i choose Cloud Atlas, influenced by the movie.
    The J-pocket will be opened for a double P-Humbucker with the switching operations (splitcoil left, parallel, seriell, splitcoil right).
    I get a 19 mm springspacing, which i also like on my Corvette $$.
    Strings will be DR DDT 45-105.

    For the humbucker switch i am thinking of a Freeway Switch, but still don't know what the other 2 positions should do...
     

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    Nice! That Wenge neck and the body wood looks really nice.
     
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    Thanks, the guys from the guitar repair shop really like it, too.
    I designed this logo for the the trussrodcover.
    Do you like it?
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    Zzzzzamn!


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    kimgee Wenge Taste Tester Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    I have never heard anything but praise for Hoyer instruments. All their basses that I have seen were hollow body designs. It is your bass to do with as you will, but in my humble opinion, modifying the body, would be akin to altering the smile on the Mona Lisa.

    Good God man! Don't do it!:eek:
     
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    I concur. Don't change the P'up. Find a 4 coils in lmine or something.
    Gorgeous figuring on that wood.
     
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    Man this is sexy as heck.
     
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    What a specimen! Do keep it stock. Your logo is very nice.
     
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    I would have the logo sent off to have one made like the silver and gold ones on American Fender instruments.


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    Dude, i spoke with Leonardo who has not finished his Mona Lisa yet, he liked the idea of this Pickup-electronic setting ;)
    And i have to modify the bass, to play it. Otherwise i should have put in the provided EMG PJs, which i totally dislike.

    And you are to late, the bassculture pickups are right on the way to the repair shop :cool:


    I like the idea of using wenge knobs and covers, where i couldn't find any golden hardware that is in that age.
     
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    kimgee Wenge Taste Tester Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Like I said, it is yours to modify, if you so choose. Good luck with your project.
     
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    I would never modify a bass like this. Lovely piece BTW. Just buy another to modify if needed.
     
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    Just my 2 cents :)
     
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    Its not modifying, it is completing. Otherwise i have a nice halfready bass to look at, when i am home ;)
     
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    I think its a great idea and the bass will be more meaningful to you with the new pickup configuration. Do it!

    Only collectors are interested in 100% original instruments but basses and guitars are meant to be played.
     
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    The Pickups are ready, the bridge is mounted and the J-Pocket is opened.
    It is impressive to see, that the whole body is made of cloud maple :D

    The only problem was that the Noll TCM 3 PM 2026 didn't fit in the electronic box due to the stacked Vol(Aktiv-Passiv Push-Pull) Balance
    So i now ordered a Noll TCM 3 P 2014, so "only" Vol(Activ-passiv Push-Pull), Balance, Bass/Treble, Mid and the Freeway Switch.
     
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    Something a little more routing could not fix??? :p
     
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    Nope, the body is not that thick...
    The high stacked Poti has 45 mm height and the electric box only has 32 mm.
     
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    So here is the next update:
    Just got it back from the repairshop :) It looks so awesome, and I really love to play it:D
    Next steps to be done:
    Wiring
    Wenge covers for electronics and Trussrod
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    Wow!!!
     
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