Electric Guitars/Samick HFB - 590


Gary Shea wrote at 2015-03-24 19:57:04
Hi Basil and Johnny,

I had a Samick endorsement in the mid 90`s and I have this exact bass, the HFB-590. I had a choice at their offices in L.A. of White, Black, or Sunburst. I chose the Sunburst for it`s retro looks.

I have since replaced the piezo pick up with a Fishman Audio pick up. This is a great bass as far as I`m concerned and I`ve tried many other brands over the years. I use mine regularly and plan on keeping it as it`s now over 20 years old and aging nicely.

Gary Shea



Electric Guitars

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Johnny Genocide


I can answer questions regarding playing, guitar models, guitar construction, amplifiers, effects, starting a band, recording and touring. As the Guitarist and singer for No Alternative I have recorded a number of albums, singles and CDs as well as extensive touring. I can also answer questions about starting a band and recording.


I have been a guitar player for 26 years. I play and tour with No Alternative. With a number of CDs out there are also 14 bands that have recorded my songs.


Can You Hear Me, Live at the Deaf Club (With KGB) SF Underground, Subterranean Records (No Alternative) Backtracks, Subterranean Records (No Alternative) Lifeline/No Alternative, Bull Dog Records (No Alternative) Johnny Got His Gun, Wingnut Records (No Alternative) SF Nights, Bachuus Archives (No Alternative)

B.S., Organic Chemistry

©2017 About.com. All rights reserved.