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Höfner????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Limo, Apr 13, 2004.


  1. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Well, Paul used them...that's ebay.
     
  3. Can you say "bingo"?
     
  4. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
  5. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Hofner produces some very high quality instruments, Paul uses of the Hofner violin bass i think has realy shot the price up. In my opinion i think the Hofner bass has gotten to the closest tone to an upright then any other electric bass.
     
  6. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    This makes no sense, it's not "his" bass it's just a bass like the bass he used, like the Fender Jaco Pastorious bass, he used that kind of bass not like "the" bass is what you're going to buy when you buy that model. Höfner is not a special manufacturer in other way than Paul happened to use them, he also used a Rick and a Wal, they are much better basses but they are not quite as expensive. Why the Höfner but not a Rick or a Wal??
     
  7. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Hofner is a one trick dog, if thats the sound your going for get one. By the way the Hofner knock offs really do not compare in quality or tone.
     
  8. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    Fair enough but is it that valuable though?? (I'm referring to the ebay item)
     
  9. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Even if you just want to invest in a vintage instrument that Hofner seems alittel highly priced, Hofners of today's circa are far superior to Hofners of that time. They have worked out some of the bugs that plague these basses.
     
  10. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    It may be to a collector. Very few bass players would
    want to pay for that as a player.

    I have a friend who at 45, aspires to play music. He also
    collects guns and cars. He can't hardly play, but after
    buying a Gibson Les Paul and an MIA Strat he decided he
    liked bass.

    He then zoned in on Hofner and ordered a new one
    from the factory without the pickgaurd, so there
    would be no screw holes in it. I am sure it sits in
    the music studio he built in his house as a
    ' Lookit what I got' piece to show off to his friends. Eventually, he may get bored with it and sell it.

    It is not worth that kind of cash to me, but there is
    some nitwit out there whose life won't be complete
    without a '63 Violin Bass.

    I agree with MM's one trick pony comment.