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Hofner Guitars Violin Bass Contemporary Series

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One of the best

By ericthegreat, 01/11/2011
I love the Hofner Icon Series and the overall design. Can't put it down! I did, however, receive a bass with several manufacturing flaws that made it very frustrating. For the price I was not surprised, but I was still disappointed. On close inspection the binding work is very sloppy, with stain from the wood splashed over on parts. Also, I received a tailpiece that had the detail pieces soldered/welded on crooked and chromed over. And, worst of all, it came unplayable because there was a short at the cheap output jack. I will say, however, that I kept, fixed, and love mine and doubt I will ever part with it. To their credit; Guitar Center gave me a partial refund because I did not have the time to go through the return process. These are great instruments but, in terms of build quality, you get what you pay for

UTILIZATION

The spacing on the frets is almost like playing guitar. For being a bass, it is light. Much lighter than my guitar. Sounds that I got out of this thing are unbelievable. It plays like a bass should.


SOUNDS

I played it through my vintage Vox T-100 bass amp and the sound was very poor. I still liked the way it looked. After sending it back to a Hofner dealer, they put on a bone nut, put on Hofner Black Diamond flat wound strings and gave it a tune up Paul McCartney would of been proud of. It's excellent, only bass I'm playing now! I've been playing it now for over a year and not one problem with it since.



OVERALL OPINION

I have not needed to make any adjustments (the bridge was properly aligned, an earlier problem that they may have addressed). But it does seem like some of the materials are a little cheap, the screw heads and metal parts seem toy-like. The end of the pickguard was sharp as a dagger and I had to file it down so no one will gore themselves. I am going to try some different strings and see what that sounds like. Bottom-line - fun to play, nice tone, nicely finished body. GREAT!
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Timeless classic typed

By vsv972, 07/10/2012
Made in china, mounted with German microphones.
Set neck
semi hollow body (central beam)

UTILIZATION

Channel sublime! comfortable, quick and easy to play.
The access to the last frets is ideal.
The bass is light and balanced.
Involved sitting the tips of the ribs are sore thigh long.

SOUNDS

The sound is muffled, round, rich bass and lower midrange.
Top reggae played for the fingers on the micro grave.
Played with a pick in micro serious choking the palm at the bridge, the sound mac cartney: soft and defined.
Mix in severe acute mediator is powerful and ideal for dezs type 60's sounds.
The bridge pickup alone has a particular sound that I found very useful for doubling parts guitar / bass in the studio.

This bass has a sound typified and mythical.
This is the sound you're looking for then years which still lacks a little something. And it just comes.
on the other hand there are more versatile.

OVERALL OPINION

I play this bass for 6 months.
I am completely satisfied: the unstoppable value prices.

OF COURSE IT IS FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE THE STRINGS OF ORIGIN FOR NETS SHORTSCALE FLAT (I am the Pyramid of gold NIOHC absolutely brilliant)

Indeed, this low flat nets transfigure and to give its roundness and its definition, using nets round I found the poor sound.
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happiness comes in playing

By jjdin, 06/03/2013
everything has been said in previous reviews assembled in China, quality control microphones German Chinese German electronic scale Short frest 22 + 2 mics 0 Cargo bridge folltant
Comes with ropes rotten roto replaced by HOFNER flat like everyone else
7 for strings and electronics Chinese origin

UTILIZATION

very fine handle, the handle of a guitar for small hands good access to acute very light when she forgets the door (I always play standing up so I'm not sitting by gene body violin)
Played preferably pick the strings are very close

SOUNDS

I typed a sound not describe here with a sustain that is not the usual violin because of the block in the body, it is with the neck pickup to bridge pickup funds cut + / - solo enabled
the microphone is very acute especially used solo with pedals

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 months
former musician low income after 25 years of stop I first played on an Ibanez amp and Warwick
I had this when I was HOFNER first extremely disappointed with the resulting sound with my amp easy to play but certainly a penny tres tres tres blah blah, flat not made a big sustain in the medium, very low flat
and then I got an amp and cabinet EDEN of the same name and poof, the full roundness of his depth without being omnipresent and snoring loud and quiet at the same time balanced perfect, what
Very brief instrument player but does not tolerates poor amplification and since I gradually I do not play with my other instruments for abandoning the pleasure she returns well when given an instrument which actually tame its user: a little feminine side?
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mca's review

By mca, 14/12/2009
Enough said before. The handle is easy to treat

USE

Super nice handle, access to acute impeccable, sound, string change is necessary. After that it offers a lot of sound possibilities. The short scale, the lightness of the device make it an incredibly convenient tool. 42 mm at nut remember my SG 61 says it all.

SOUNDS

I play on a b2 zoom simulator and sound system, parcer I'm a guitarist and I have not yet bought the bass amp. With that I approach the sound Sir Paul so it's going very well

NOTICE GLOBAL

I was recently on a German site at rock bottom prices 255 euros so exceptional value prices. I have a low tuning fork, traditional sleeve, so for me the hofner is a treat, even if it fauut time to adapt to tune to the short scale. I remake this choice with his eyes closed, but I love the Beatles so I'm not very objective may be. it's more a symbol than an instrument for me, even if it is true that it ensures
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Hofner Guitars Violin Bass Contemporary Series tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Hofner Guitars
  • Model:Violin Bass Contemporary Series
  • Category:4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 11/17/2006

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