1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

Hofner 182 (date?).

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by babsgerms, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. babsgerms


    Jan 31, 2008
    I bought this bass and I will like to know the date of manufacture.
    There is no serial number, but I found numbers on the pots.
    Have you got any idea?

    Thank you.



  2. The pot codes indicate they were made in 1962 during the 4th and 14th week from what I can see of them in your photos.

    The code stamped on the pots interprets as 250k _ _ _ which means 250k is the resistance of the pot the next 3 digits are the year and week of manufacture.

    250k214 = 62 as the year and the 14th week.

    250k204 = 62 as the year and the 4th week.

    I know the bass was made during the 60's because it has all of the features of a Hofner bass made during that time period. It's definitely safe to say the bass was made in 1962.

    Hope this helps.

  3. babsgerms


    Jan 31, 2008
    This is a good surprise!
    Thanks for reply.
  4. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Actually, I'm thinking 21st week of 1964.
  5. You're correct Fran. It is the week first then the year. Don't know how I got that backwards. It must be a sign of the age thing starting to set in.

    Anyway, cool it's a 182.

  6. babsgerms


    Jan 31, 2008
    Thank you for answers, compliments and links.
    The finish on the body is a kind of vinyl.
    I post a photo to try to show the texture.

  7. Primary

    Primary TB Assistant

    Here are some related products that TB members are talking about. Clicking on a product will take you to TB’s partner, Primary, where you can find links to TB discussions about these products.

    Mar 1, 2021

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.