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Finally got my Hofner.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Harper, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Harper


    Nov 10, 2001
    After 20 years of wanting I finally scored a Hofner!

    I ended up going with a Contemporary, ordered from North Coast. I went with the teacups, Hofner Strap, and Beatle Bass LaBellas and couldn't possibly be happier. It's a VERY nice bass for the cash; I've played the Icon, and while I realize that tastes vary I don't even think they are in the same ball park as this.

    I'll post pics when I get the chance.
  2. funkytoe

    funkytoe In Memoriam

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    North Coast Music does a very nice set up on the Hofners they sell. I suspect that it is the set up that contributes greatly to your preference of the CT over the Icon/ignition. In my experience, they are very close in playability and tone. The CT does look better in my opinion.

    Congrats on a great bass.
  3. Matt R.

    Matt R.

    Jul 18, 2007
    Huntsville AL
    Love those LaBellas. I've had a set on my German lefty Club since I got it. They feel and sound great.:bassist:
  4. philtoler


    Dec 3, 2009
    I have a CT with LaBella flats. For me the main thing which gives it the edge over other Beatle Basses is the solid core - the extra sustain makes it so much more versatile without affecting that lovely woody tone too much.
  5. Harper


    Nov 10, 2001
    You may be right about the North Coast set up making the difference; they are aces in my book.
  6. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Congrats I love my CT I had the Labella Flats on it then went with some Pyramid flats love both.
  7. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Welcome to the 500/1 CT club!
  8. 4-string


    Jul 23, 2006
    Love my Icon with the LaBella Beatle flats, way more than I ever thought I would.

    Enjoy! :)
  9. Rob Martinez

    Rob Martinez

    Sep 14, 2005
    My Hofner Icon is just perfect with the LaBella flats! Congrats on your purchase!
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