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The H-830 was Hondo's copy of the Fender Precision Bass. It was originally introduced as the HEP in 1973, was renamed HFP in 1976, and finally became the H-830 in 1980. The H-861 was the "hot rodded" version of the H-830. The H-8200 (and later, H-83) slotted below and the Fame Bassmaster BMT-001 slotted above, as the top-of-the-line P-Bass copy.

Made in Incheon, Korea by Samick.

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H-830 (Standard Series)

80 H830

1980 H-830 N

HD-830 features DiMarzio Model PTM pickup and inlaid Mother of Pearl logo.

Body:

  • Lightly contoured, laminated Nato body
  • Solid Ash body (Natural model only)
  • Maple veneer (Sunburst models only)
  • Rear belly carve

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Rock Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard with dot inlays
  • CBS Fender headstock
  • Silk-screened Script logo
  • Mother of Pearl Script logo inlay (HD-830)
  • 20 frets
  • 34" scale

Electronics:

  • One split pickup (~11.75k Ohm)
  • Optional DiMarzio Model PTM
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Heel-adjusted truss rod
  • Metal knobs
  • Adjustable bridge with removable cover

Finishes:

  • Black (B)
  • Sunburst (S)
  • Walnut (WA)
  • Antique Brown Sunburst (AB)
  • Natural (N)

Also branded as:

  • West 280

H-830 (Deluxe Series)

HD-830 features DiMarzio Model PTM pickup (Finishes: B, MR, Y & WA).
81 H830

1981 H-830 GS

Early models did not have Rosewood "skunk stripe".

  • 1981-1984
  • $299.95 MSRP (1983)
  • $309.95 MSRP (Natural finish, 1983)

Body:

  • Contoured, laminated Nato body
  • Solid Ash body (Natural and Walnut finishes)
  • Maple veneer (Sunburst finishes)
  • Rear belly carve

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Rock Maple neck with Rosewood "skunk stripe"
  • Maple fretboard with dot inlays
  • Eagle Beak headstock (1981)
  • Color-matched Eagle Beak headstock (1982-1984)
  • Silk-screened Script logo
  • Silk-screened Sunrise logo
  • Gibson style nut (1981-1983)
  • Fender style nut (1984)
  • 20 frets
  • 34" scale

Electronics:

  • One X-15 split pickup
  • Optional DiMarzio Model PTM
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome or Gold hardware
  • Brass string retainer
  • Heel-adjusted truss rod
  • Metal knobs
  • Brass individually adjustable bridge (1981-1982)
  • Individually adjustable bridge w/ Brass saddles (1983-1984)

Finishes:

  • Black (B)
  • Black w/ Black hardware, Rosewood fretboard (B/BR)
  • Metallic Black (MB)
  • White (WH)
  • Cream (CR)
  • Cream w/ Rosewood fretboard (CR/R)
  • Robin Egg Blue (BL)
  • Gun Metal Dark Blue (GMB)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Metallic Red w/ Rosewood fretboard (MR/R)
  • Burgundy (BG)
  • Yellow (Y)
  • Violet (VL)
  • Walnut (WA)
  • Golden Sunburst (GS)
  • Antique Brown Sunburst (AB)
  • Natural (N)

Also branded as:

  • Dixon
  • Tanara E-105

H-830 (Fame Series)

86 H830

1986 H-830 N/CH (Fame Series)

  • 1984-1988
  • $299.95 MSRP (1984)
  • $199.95 Street (1984 & 1985 X-mas sales)
  • $319.95 MSRP (N, TT & RW/R finishes, 1984)
  • $329.95 MSRP (N/CH & YN, 1984)
  • $399.95 MSRP (1988)
  • $429.95 MSRP (N/CH, 1988)

Body:

  • Contoured laminated Nato body
  • Solid Ash body (Natural finishes)
  • Maple veneer (Sunburst finishes)
  • "Tiger Tail" flame Maple veneer (TT finish)
  • Rear belly carve

Neck:

Electronics:

  • One X-15 split pickup
  • Foil shielded control cavity
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome or Gold hardware
  • Grover TitanTM tuning keys
  • Bullet style truss rod (1984-1985)
  • Triangular truss rod cover (1986-1988)
  • Metal knobs
  • Individually adjustable bridge w/ Brass saddles

Finishes:

  • Black (B)
  • Black with black hardware, Rosewood fretboard (B/BR)
  • Metallic White (MWH)
  • Cream (CR)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Golden Sunburst (GS)
  • Tobacco Tint w/ Gold hardware (TT)
  • Natural (N)
  • Natural Cherry tint w/ Gold hardware (N/CH)
  • Yellowed Natural w/ Gold hardware (YN)

Also branded as:

  • Torch

H-830 RW

The H-830 RW differs from the H-830 in that it features a solid Rosewood body.

  • $299.95 MSRP (1983)
  • $319.95 MSRP (1984)

H-830 ML

The H-830 ML differs from the H-830 in that it features a solid Ash body with laminated strips of Walnut through the center.

  • $309.95 MSRP (1983)

HL-830

Left-handed version of H-830.

  • $314.95 MSRP (1983)
  • $399.95 MSRP (1988)

Finishes:

  • Black (B)
  • Red (R)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Golden Sunburst (GS)

H-831

Same as H-830, but with two 8-polepiece straight bar pickups mounted side-by-side to create a humbucking effect.

  • $309.95

Finishes:

  • Black (B)
  • Cream (CR)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Golden Sunburst (GS)

H-835

Same as H-830, but with both straight bar and split pickup.

  • $309.95 MSRP (1983)

Finishes:

  • Cream (CR)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Golden Sunburst (GS)

HD-850 (Standard Series)

80 H850

1980 HD-850 B

  • 1980

Body:

  • Contoured, laminated Nato body
  • Maple veneer (AB finish)
  • Rear belly carve

Neck:

Electronics:

  • One DiMarzio Model PTM split pickup
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Heel-adjusted truss rod
  • Black speed knobs
  • Brass individually adjustable bridge
80 HD850AB
Finishes:
  • Black (B)
  • Antique Brown Sunburst (AB)

Also branded as:

  • West 282

H-870

81 H870

1981 H-870 GS

Same as H-835, without pickguard.

  • $309.95

Finishes:

  • Black (B)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Gun Metal Dark Blue (GMB)
  • Golden Sunburst (GS)

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