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Anyone playing a hofner

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


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father 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

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

  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