Report on President(Hofner 500/5)
Have had this beauty for about a month.The source is Rock N Roll Vintage,Beatlebass.com in Chicago.Jeff & co are great to work with.Got the email when the 2nd batch came in.They held the old price,and the hard shell case was throw in.The cases were damaged in shipping,Crushed at head.
The fit & finish are A-1,no blems.The fret ends & binding are so smooth on the neck.The neck is fast & narrow.Thin as my Telecaster.Had to tweak the intonation a little."A" string a little flat,rest ok.Has the 2 black staple pick-ups,they are low output & need a good bit of volume.Have the sound of Paul's small one.This is 16.5" across and almost 3.75" deep.It's a big instrument.Still playing with controls to find a double bass tone.Will keep the round strings for now.Yes,it does feedback as exspected.A Great deal for the money,$699.00 & worth checking out.
Last edited by Hof Thumper : 11-10-2012 at 05:54 PM.