Hofner Violin Bass Setup (Ignition)
It's been almost a year since I asked here about buying my first bass, and thanks to your help, I bought a Hofner Ignition Bass.
I'm very glad about my choice, and it hadn't give me any problem, but I noticed that both pickups, unlike the rest of my electric guitars, aren't parrallel to the strings.
It doesn't make it buzz, and it sounds great, but maybe it will sound better if I can manage to set them parallel. I'm not sure how is this supposed to be done, and If it's is so important.
I tried it the other day, and now they are more parallel, but they could be much better. I also set the bridge pickup a little bit further away from the strings, it sounded way too loud compared to the neck pickup. It sounds louder still, and more treble, but better in my opinion.
So, any of you know how to set the pickups parallel to the strings? It can not be as hard as it seems to me now.
Hi there, I have a Contemporary series Hofner violin bass, and an original 1966 club bass, and neither have the pups perfectly parallel to the strings.
The ignition basses don't have the german staple pups like the higher end models, so the sound will always be a little bit lacking.
Enjoy it for what it is, and don't fiddle too much before you do something you can't repair. :)
If it sounds great, don't mess with it. Play it.
Pickups do NOT have to be parallel to the strings. Many basses sound better if they are not.
The Ignition basses do not have pickups that are parallel to the strings, especially on the neck pick up. Don't worry about it, they work perfectly well that way. Don't force them, just set it back the way it was.
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