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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zack01, Aug 14, 2002.
Anyone uses this sort of Bass??
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Wasn't there that guy from The Beatles??? Maybe he just used a Ric... I dunno
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I played a friend's Höfner on some oldie gigs, quite nice. I liked the short neck (I have small fingers), but I like slapping and active basses too much - it's not a bass for me.
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there are a few guys around here that have the ole' beatle bass in their lineup.
I have quite a few basses. Two Hofners, one Club Hofner and an 500/1 made in 1990 with the hotter staple pickups. I play them through an SanAmp bass di and an Alesis Nano comp and I get a killer sound for what I am currently doing. We do Rockgrass music which is rock music with bluegrass instrumentation. It sounds like an upright on steroids, really kicks. I have been play bass since the 60's so I have been through many. The Hofners are a differnt breed than any othere bass and the kind of strings, and the set up is totally different than any solidbody bass. Both of mine stay in tune extreamly well and the intonation is perfect, but you have to know how to set them up. When I play straight rock I use a Fender Jazz and a Warwick Thumb.
I have one but I havn't gigged with it. If you want to hear from guys who do regularly go to www.voxtalks.com. That place is crawling with guys who love the Beatles, Beatles gear, and '60's English invasion music in general. There are guys who play in Beatles trib bands there and they are very knowlegable on that subject. When it comes to the Beatle bass NOTHING gets by them.
I played a Hofner only once and that was the last time I was interested in even picking one up. Tonally it's ok but to me it felt like a toy bass..very small and extremely light (it felt like it was made out of balsa wood). The neck is also very small and thin...no wonder McCartney played with a pick because fingerstyle is pretty uncomfortable on that bass.
I bet they don't know this... A drunk Paul once knocked over my bass at a bar in Pasadena....
Okay, well it's a cover band's "Paul", but still!! Did they know that???