1 January 2000

Bálint Hamvas

Bálint Hamvas is a Hungarian bass guitarist. He is best known as the bass guitarist of the Hungarian indie rock band Dawnstar.

Musical influences
Hamvas became interested in rock music at the age of 14 while he was attending secondary school. His first favorite bands included Van Halen, and AC/DC. However, later he became interested in dark and Gothic rock along with his classmate and future band mate Attila Wind. During his secondary school studies, Hamvas was listening mainly to Gothic bands such as Anathema, Tiamat, My Dying Bride, Type O Negative and The Gathering. 

Electric bass guitars
1. Ibanez TRB80 (1999-cc 2006)
2. Ibanez GXBA-150 (2006- present)
Hamvas's first electric bass guitar was the Ibanez TRB80. He received it from his parents as a gift as any other child aged 18 or 19. Hamvas learnt playing the guitar from a Hungarian bass guitarist, Barna Kovács (Mex) for a year.
Hamvas pictured at Ecofest in 2005

Hamvas purchased his second second-hand Ibanez guitar, an Ibanez GXBA-150 around 2006.
Hamvas pictured at Donaukanaltreiben festival in 2009
Effect pedals
1. Zoom 506II (2002-present)
Hamvas has used a Zoom multi effect unit since 2002. However, he rarely uses it during concerts and rehearsals.

Amplifiers
1. Laney HC25B (1998- around 2006)
2. Behringer (2006-present)
Hamvas purchased his first amplifier, a Laney HC25B, in around 1999. During the band's first couple of concerts he used it. However, later he considered it too small for smaller gigs, therefore he purchased an amp with a higher wattage.
Hamvas pictured during the recording of Vanity Star in 2000 in Piliscsaba


In concerts:
01. 16.09.2000 - Normafa
- guitar(s): Ibanez TRB80
- amp: Laney HC25B
- effect pedal(s):

02. 28.07.2001 - Normafa
- guitar(s): Ibanez TRB80
- amp: Laney HC25B
- effect pedal(s):

03. 13.12.2002 - Voodoo Klub
- guitar(s): Ibanez TRB80 
- amp: Laney HC25B
- effect pedal(s):

04. 16.04.2005 - Gödör Klub
- guitar(s): Ibanez TRB80
- amp:
- effect pedal(s): Zoom 506II

05. 11.11.2005 - Szerb Antal Klub
- guitar(s): Ibanez TRB80 
- amp: Laney HC25B
- effect: Zoom 506II

06. 29.12.2005 - Psychedelic Gallery
- guitar(s): Ibanez TRB80
- amp: Laney HC25B
- effect: Zoom 506II

07. 22.06.2006 - Erzsébetliget
- guitar(s):
- amp:
- effect: Zoom 506II

08. 24.09.2006 - Erzsébetliget
- guitar(s):
- amp:
- effect: Zoom 506II

09. 27.10.2006 - Szerb Antal Klub
- guitar(s):
- amp:
- effect: Zoom 506II

10. 30.11.2006 - Erszébetliget
- guitar(s):
- amp:
- effect:

11. 30.12.2006 - Psychedelic Gallery
- guitar(s):
- amp:
- effect:

12. 30.03.2007 - Fringe Festival
- guitar(s): 
- amp:
- effect:

13. 25.05.2007 - Szerb Antal Klub
- guitar(s):
- amp:
- effect:

14. 17.11.2007 - Benczúr Klub
- guitar(s):
- amp:
- effects:

15. 29.12.2007 - Psychedelic Gallery
- guitar(s):
- amp:
- effects:

16. 19.04.2008 - Vörös Lyuk
- guitar(s):
- amp:
- effects:

17. 31.05.2008 - Psychedelic Gallery
- guitar(s):
- amp:
- effects:

18. 06.06.2009 - Donaukanaltreiben
- guitar(s):
- amp:
- effects: 

19. 30.12.2009 - Psychedelic Gallery
- guitar(s):
- amp:
- effects: 

20. 10.04.2010 - Pécsi Est Café
- guitar(s):
- amp:
- effects: 

21. 01.07.2010 - Kemping Kávézó
- guitar(s):
- amp:
- effects: 

22. 01.04.2011 - Rocktogon
- guitar(s):
- amp:
- effects: 

23. 08.10.2011 - Rézmál Kávézó
- guita(s):
- amp: 
- effects: 

24. 27.11.2015 - Szilvuplé Varieté
- guitar(s):
- amp: 
- effects:

25. 12.02.2016 - Szilvuplé Varieté
guitar(s):
amp:
- effects:

26. 18.06.2016 - Classic Rock Coffee
- guita(s): 
- amp:
- effects:

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