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Best amp for Hofner

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by philmh26, Mar 7, 2008.


  1. Recently bought a hofner club bass 500/2.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to what bass amp would suit?

    :help:
     
  2. bassermaniac

    bassermaniac

    Jun 30, 2007
    hofner+mesa boogie= Paul McCartney
     
  3. No Way in this world! Hofner + VOX AC30B = McCartney. Followed by a VOX T60 then VOX AC100.

    Paul
     
  4. bassermaniac

    bassermaniac

    Jun 30, 2007
    if we are talking about Beatles era of course.
    Nowadays he uses mesa 400+
     
  5. main_sale

    main_sale

    Apr 26, 2004
    Cape Cod
    Obviously your going for that Old School tone. I'd be looking for something with tubes in it and a cabinet with a 15" speaker or a couple of 12's. Back in the 60's I ran my Hofner through a Bassman with two 212 cabinets with Electrovoice SRO's in them. It sounded real good.
     
  6. The thread title WAS "Best amp for Hofner" not "What amp is Paul currently using". :)

    Checkmate!

    Paul
     
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  7. bassermaniac

    bassermaniac

    Jun 30, 2007
    So what?Is there a problem?
    I told my opinion and that's all

    You're smart:D
     
  8. Rob Mancini

    Rob Mancini Guest

    Feb 26, 2008
    Any amp is good with a Hofner. It's the same as any other bass...just get an amp that you like and the bass will take care of itself.
     
  9. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    +1 on the VOX. Not because you want to imitate someone, because you want a particular sound.

    If you wanted low-end punch/power, or hifi clarity, or something else that isn't easily obtainable from a Hofner, you wouldn't be playing a Hofner in the first place.
     
  10. Rob Mancini

    Rob Mancini Guest

    Feb 26, 2008
    Scott, have you actually played a Hofner? If you did, you would know that it's almost all low end punch. And with a slight mid boost, you can get plenty of clarity out of them.
     
  11. hansC

    hansC

    Nov 8, 2006
    Clinton, NY
    An AC30 would last about 5 min running a bass , especially if its loaded with those 15 watt celestions.....
     
  12. Bassman822

    Bassman822

    Sep 1, 2007
    Bessemer, AL
    IMO you can't beat a B15n
     
  13. bassnug47

    bassnug47

    Oct 7, 2007
    Birmingham AL
    life is good, Dead is better
    ampeg fliptop!
     
  14. bassnug47

    bassnug47

    Oct 7, 2007
    Birmingham AL
    life is good, Dead is better
    +1 on the fliptop B15n
     
  15. I vote for any of the Fender Bassman's Only cuz that's all I have expierience with. I had a Bassman in 1969 and a Hofner. I've been trying to duplicate that sound since.
     
  16. heatsky

    heatsky

    Feb 18, 2008
    I've had a 500/1 for years, and have used it with Fender, Hartke, and Carvin, but the Carvin is my favorite by far.

    The great thing about Hofner basses is that they sound great through almost anything. I notch down the midrange in one place, but that's it.
     
  17. Edword

    Edword Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2005
    Detroitish
    My Hof sounds great through a Traynor YBA-3 w/ Big B bottom.
     
  18. pedro

    pedro

    Apr 5, 2000
    Madison, WI.
    Why not replace them?
     
  19. Cash is the only problem.
     
  20. kevinmoore73

    kevinmoore73 Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    No doubt! My Hofner copy sounds huge. It's a low end monster.
     

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