|Harmony H22, H25 and H27, as demonstrated in the 1971 Harmony Catalogue. Note the H22 is the double-cutaway version the H22/1|
Chicago-based Harmony were a giant of American guitar production; selling more guitars than any other manufacturer in the early 1960s. Yet they manufactured just three electric basses: the semi acoustic H22 and H27, two basses most notably used by Ronnie Lane when he was in the Small Faces; and the solid-body Harmony H25.
Unlike the H25 and H27, the H22 was just a single pickup bass; but it had a terrific sound. Be sure to listen to the Harmony H22 soundclips and the Harmony H27 soundclips.
Harmony achieved it's massive sales by aiming at the lower end of the market. But that does not mean that these are undesireable basses today. In fact, with a few upgrades (primarily some heavier duty tuning keys, and an intonatable bridge), a player-grade Harmony H22 can be turned into a very playable bass. The stock De'Armond pickups have a great vintage tone.
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