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Hofner issue -- cracked pickup frames

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AZJim, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. AZJim

    AZJim

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    Ok we all know that Hofners and basically all hollow body basses are more delicate than their solid body counterparts, but I wasn't expecting that to extend to the black plastic pickup frames cracking.

    I have a CT, bought used, in perfect condition except when it arrived one frame was cracked. The crack is barely noticeable, not enough to kill the deal. Now almost a year later I notice the other pickup frame is cracked. I play it a lot, but I don't bang it around.

    So I'm ordering new ones from North Coast Music, but...anyone else with this issue?
  2. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

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    Not here, and my HCT is 5+ yrs old.

    TD
  3. 3234718

    3234718 Supporting Member

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    The CT isn't actually totally hollow. They put a block inside it so the only true hollowbodies are the Icon/Ignition and the vintage ones. Not sure about vintage reissues.
  4. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

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    I'm in Florida, and we have high humidity for most of the year. I've never had a Hofner, but I've been told that here in Florida, the Hofners need occational repairs due to our high humidity. I've wanted one, but have been hesitant because of that.
  5. 3234718

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    Jaco said he his upright once exploded from the humidity. I don't understand how people can live down there.
  6. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

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    I grew up in Nassau County (that's next to Queens for the rest of you), and I'd never move back. I'm not going to get into a debate as to which location is better to live, but Florida is far better For Me.
  7. AZJim

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    Thanks guys, well the humidity thing, I never thought plastic would/should be affected by humidity, but who knows. It may be the "opposite" problem, as I live in Arizona but I bought the bass from a gent in Florida. Wood obviously doesn't tolerate wild fluctuations in humidity...ha, maybe plastic too. Could be some sort of exotic, highly porous Asian plastic!

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