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NBD Hofner Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 3234718, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. 3234718

    3234718 Supporting Member

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    Technically tomorrow is NBD barring any UPS disaster.
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    I've always wanted one of these. It's apparently in great shape, with a hard shell case and labella flats, and looks like it has the teacup knobs which I would have wanted anyway.

    Do these basically sound the same as the violin bass? I love the deep, warm sound of those but I never liked the tiny body. This seems like it would be more comfortable to play.
  2. Treadstone71

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    I have a contemporary clubber, and it's my go-to vintage sound bass.

    I have a contemporary violin bass too, and they're acoustically identical. The one plus is that the club is easier to play sitting or standing, and you're not immediately accused at gigs of wanting to be Macca.
  3. Pimpernel Smith

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    Congratulations, man. I've been thinklng of getting one, too.
    Yes, they are easier to hold and play than the violin shape, they sound the same to me. I had a 1968, but sold it 20 years ago.
  4. Mastermold

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    I had one of these and loved it. Yes to my ear it sounds just like the violin version, just different body shape. You'll dig it.
  5. dullsilver_mike

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    Please share what brand and model the case is when you get it. I've been trying like crazy to find one that fits mine properly and I can't seem to do it for a reasonable amount of money.

    I love my icon club--sounds great, plays great, looks great. And this is coming from someone who thinks most basses with less than a 34" scale feel like flimsy toys. My club is light, with a fast neck, but doesn't feel at all flimsy or cheap. Definitely feels more comfortable and sturdy than any violin bass I've ever tried to play. I hope you love it as much as I love mine.
  6. GBassNorth

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    Great catch! Congrats on the NBD.
  7. 3234718

    3234718 Supporting Member

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    I've heard the epi Allen woody case fits it, though I'm not sure. I'll report back tomorrow.
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  9. dullsilver_mike

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    Thanks for the leads guys.
  10. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Great score they sound good.
  11. 3234718

    3234718 Supporting Member

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    It's pretty much perfect. No cosmetic flaws I can find. Intonation is spot on. Frets are good. Electronics are great and hum free. I have no idea what brand the case is but it's 70's brown faux gator chic. Solid and functional. Not sure what the strings are. They're thinned out at the ends like Labella beatles flats but they're grey, not black. I have a set of labellas lying around so I'll probably swap them out. Overall, I'm a happy camper.
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  12. 3234718

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    Does anyone know exactly what the solo/rhythm switch does? It's subtle and I can hear a difference, but what exactly does it do?
  13. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

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    Volume boost.
  14. 3234718

    3234718 Supporting Member

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    That's what it seems like. I love the bass and it's setup the way it's always been, but I really don't understand why there's pickup switches when you can do the same thing with volume control. Seems redundant.
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    10db boost

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