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Anyone playing a hofner

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Sep 15, 2003.


  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    They have recently caught my eye again and i wanted to see who around here is using them. The prices seem to be going down a littel they were quite high for a whille.
     
  2. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Had one many moons ago after I saw McCartney......the 500/1.

    The overtones were too much to bear with high amplification.
     
  3. I actually didn't like 'em at all......the one I saw costed about 2000 bucks, and well, within that price range, I also played more modern sounding stuff, like Warwicks, Musicmans and G&Ls,etc.....

    unplugged it sounded eh to me and played about the same...to me, it played similarly to an epiphone version of it, sadly like 1700 bucks cheaper....

    I guess it is a love\hate thing when talking about Hofners..I personally didn't like how it played\sounded and also how frail it felt.
     
  4. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    Yup, here's a picture of mine. I don't play it as often as I would like too, but that's ok.

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  5. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    Ive played a couple. bass central has three. there nice..andi think theres is at $1200 i think

    i wouldn't pay more than $600 for a new one

    o well

    steve