Hofner copy/pu replacement - recommendations?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bass555, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. bass555


    Mar 16, 2005
    they don't necessarily have to be old school

    I defretted this guy and he's more of a backup

    looking for a quick cheap fix
  2. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Dayton, Ohio, USA
    I bought a cheap Rogue Violin bass and de-fretted it. I replaced the stock pu's with two EMG Select humbuckers from StewMac (http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electro...Bass,_electric/4/EMG_Select_Bass_Pickups.html). They are 8.2k ohm, and only cost $24. They sound much better than the stock pu's in both highs and lows.

    I had to enlarge the mounting holes a bit, and I used some pickguard material to make the mounting rings. They look great (I scratched off the Select script). I also rewired it to only have two volume controls.

    I've used this bass to good reviews at reggae shows.

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Maybe you can find some used Hofner pickups, i have seen these pickups new go for $200 a piece.