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Hofner, MIJ Precision or Gibson

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by afpdbobhaley, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. afpdbobhaley

    afpdbobhaley

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    I am struggling with trying to figure out which bass would be more appropriate for my needs. Presently, I have a Jay Turser Violin Bass with LaBella Hofner strings and a Squier Custom Vibe 50's bass. I love them both. I will say I am drawn constantly to the Turser for a variety of reasons: I love the richness of the sound. It has the McCartney connection and I like the short scale. Presently I am playing a good bit of alt country and classic rock. I am looking at a used Hofner CT or a used "real" Hofner as well as either a MIJ Precision and a Gibson Les Paul Bass or Midtown Bass.

    My question is this. Is there a bass that will give me what I love about the Hofner and perhaps cover a wider tonal pallete? It will, in all likelihood, have to be used. Finally, I will want something that will be worth passing down to my children.

    Thank you all for considering this rather long winded question.
  2. 3234718

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    Epi Jack Casady? It's hollowbody and more versatile than the Hofner, but it sounds like you really want a vintage Hofner. I'd say get one of those.
  3. stonewall

    stonewall Supporting Member

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    I play Classic Rock and Country hands down the Fender Precision is a Great choice.

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