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anyone know anything about this baby?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by funkfish, Aug 2, 2002.


  1. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
    Boston,Ma
    The bass? Hofner Club Bass!
    GEEK
     
  2. funkfish

    funkfish Guest

    Jun 20, 2002
    U.S., Princeton, NJ
    i know that ....anything else? are they still for sale new? is hofner still around? how much? woods/specs etc......GO!
     
  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Since we're in "Basses" I assume you're talking about that Hofner 500/2 Club bass, not the Vox AC100 with the T-60 cab???

    Hofner has reissued these things, based on the Club bass from the early 60's.

    I had a Hofner "violin" bass and I don't know that the Club is all tht different -30" scale but the pups aren't the Hofner "staple" pups.

    Good sounding piece of wood!....(at least I know the old ones are).
     
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yes, they are still for sale new.

    Yes, Hofner is still around.

    List is $1899.

    Single cutaway body, select German Spruce top, flamed maple back & sides, 3 piece maple & beech neck, 22 fret bound rosewood fretboard, mother-of-pearl dot inlays, 30" scale length, 1 21/32" nut width, Hofner ebony bridge w/movable saddles, trapeze tailpiece, mother-of-pearl floating pickguard, 2 Hofner "Staple" humbucking pickups, 2 volume controls, 2 pickup on/off switches & 1 boost switch, nickel hardware.

    Get the rest of the info here
     
  5. funkfish

    funkfish Guest

    Jun 20, 2002
    U.S., Princeton, NJ
    i see em popping up here and there, but are there any online dealers?
     
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Did you click the link in my post? Elderly instruments is a dealer, but the reissue is limited to 100 units, and they are not available yet. I doubt if any of the big online dealers will carry such a limited production, low interest instrument. Elderly is probably your best bet.
     
  7. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Hey, Jeff - remember way back when people used to say "thanks"??? ;)
     
  8. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Oh, that was back when people use to say "please", I think.:)
     
  9. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Is that "gimme", Jerry???
     
  10. funkfish

    funkfish Guest

    Jun 20, 2002
    U.S., Princeton, NJ
    thank you kindly sirs.:D :rolleyes:
     
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    You're welcome.
     
  12. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    If you want to know how the 500/2 sounds, check out almost any Talking Heads stuff. Tina Weymouth played one when the Heads were together. Though only available on vinyl, the double live set, "The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads," is a classic and she is using a 500/2.