Originally Posted by 4Mal
...The UrB get's you instant cred with the 'grass crowd. You'll just have to earn it with the Hofner...
You mean earn it like this?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AYl8VBfzH4
No worries mate, I play all manner of "grass" with my J bass.
What's really funny is the staggering number of upright players I see who amp their bass and come out sounding just like an electric with the tone rolled all the way to the bass side. If you turned your back you would think they were playing a p bass. Strictly from a logistical POV it would seem more prudent to just bring a P instead of an upright, but then it wouldn't have the same visual appeal, and the purists would poo-poo the hell out of it anyway. They'll take the P sound, but for some silly reason they go all apoplectic over a "bluegrass" band with a solidbody electric bass.