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Difference between Hofner verythin vs 500/1 in tone?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bushwhacker, Mar 4, 2014.


  1. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker

    Dec 17, 2011
    So I have a 64 reissue 500/1 and love its tone but was looking also at the verythin reissues and did not know if there was enough difference in tone between the 2 models to consider adding the verythin. Other models I was looking at include the Coronado or an older Gretsch. Should I just be satisfied with my tonal variations between my P's and J's and 500/1 or can I expand my tonal options with one of these hollow ( or semi-hollow) body basses. I am looking to play more jazz standards and music of the 40's with this instrument. I have not found any threads commenting on different tones between the various Hofners- do they all sound the same with just different bodies? :confused:
     
  2. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker

    Dec 17, 2011
    Has no one played both?
     
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Justin Meldal-Johnsen has. Maybe ask him on his Ask A Pro forum.

    And I'd buy an upright ;) But play what you got...it'll be great. I think a 500/1 would kill in that scenario.