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HÖFNER 500/7 VERYTHIN CLUB!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DWLANG, Feb 21, 2013.


  1. DWLANG

    DWLANG

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    Welcome aboard...be it vintage or CT...
     

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  2. jbiscuti

    jbiscuti Supporting Member

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    How do you like it? I had a CT Club Bass that I liked quite a bit, but I love the bigger body & cool inlays on these.

    Just waiting for one to come up at the right price and its mine. :)
     
  3. DWLANG

    DWLANG

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    I LOVE it!

    It's my #1 bass now that I put some TI Jazz Flats on and upgraded the pots (Chinese) which were scratchy. The pups are German, so no worries there, and the fit and finish is gorgeous! I get compliments on it every gig without fail...

    8th Street Music (8thstreet.com) had 'em on sale for $699 last month, and I couldnt pass that up.
     
  4. Rob Martinez

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    I am intrigued. I like the thin body. Is the CT hollow or semi hollow?

    I would love a President, but the thick body is putting me off.
     
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  6. jbiscuti

    jbiscuti Supporting Member

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    I tried the President and unfortunately hated it. It is extremely uncomfortable. I wanted to like it!
     
  7. DWLANG

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    The Höfner Contemporary (CT) 500/7 Verythin is semi hollow, in that it has a sound block (spruce I believe) to give it more of a modern (hence "contemporary") sound and more sustain, while it's German pups and short scale give it the classic Höf' "thump"

    IMHO the headstock is beautiful, the fretboard striping amazing, flamed maple sunburst drop-dead gorgeous, short scale and thin profile über playable, AND the cherry on top...easy on the back after a long gig!
     
  8. Rob Martinez

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    Thanks! Hate to keep asking, but any idea how much it weighs?
     
  9. DWLANG

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    A friend of mine dubbed the finish on the President (which I also so wanted to love) as "vintage turdburst" as it has the look of poop brown.

    I'm tempted though to get one and putting nylon tapewounds on it...essentially giving it an double bass / upright sound?

    (Also, I'm liking the short scale so much, I'm very tempted to try out the Höfner Galaxie bass. The "mint blue" is so ugly that it's cool: http://www.hofner-guitars.com/electric-basses/solid-body-basses/galaxie-bass-ct.html)
     
  10. Rob Martinez

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    Also, how thick is the body? Or THIN?? :)
     
  11. DWLANG

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  12. DWLANG

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    Not sure of the overall weight
     
  13. Rob Martinez

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    Thanks for the replies. I am very curious about this bass, I like the thinness of it!
     
  14. jbiscuti

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    Any neck dive on the Verythin?
     
  15. DWLANG

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    Neckdive was one of my biggest concerns going in actually!

    Since the body of the Verythin is so wide and has a sustain block, it has more weight to it the the 500/1 Violin bass, and hence more balanced.

    I can actually go hands free w/ the Verythin and she stays put.

    If you're not a fan of neck dive...steer clear of the Gretsch G5442 short scale hollow body (which looks great), it's the worst 'diver that I've ever played...found myself constantly fighting it!
     
  16. NightTripper

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    Where can one find these? All the big retailers only seem to carry Violins and Clubs.
     
  17. DWLANG

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    Rock N Roll Vintage out of Chicago has one last I saw (or see their website or FleaBay) and 8th Street Music does as well.

    When in doubt, check FleaBay...
     
  18. Pimpernel Smith

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    DWLang:

    I think that Peacefrog35 was floating the idea of selling his Hofner President with tapewounds, in the classified section.
    You might want to contact him. He's well known and a very honest and honorable bloke.
     
  19. DWLANG

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    Good lead...thanks
     

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