Hofner-(not just Beatle Basses)-Group Part 2

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bryan R. Tyler, May 6, 2012.


  1. Doctor Intrepid

    Doctor Intrepid

    Dec 27, 2017
    In response for the too often remark 'one trick pony'









     
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  2. Skydog6653

    Skydog6653

    Aug 31, 2016
    Help w/ switch settings please. N=8.8 B=8.1 V= full
    All sw on its silent
    Turning T off there is V
    Leaving T off turning B off reduces V slightly
    Turning R to S increases V
    All sw off no V
    Turning S to R there's V
    With S, B on, T off, there's V (loudest setting)
    With S, B off, T on, it's silent
    All sw off its silent
    With R, B off, T off, there's V
    With R, B on, T off, there's V
    Again, all sw on it's silent
    I'm sure there are other combinations but this is the general idea. My question is, is this all correct? Should there be Volume at any combination of settings?
     
  3. SJLee

    SJLee Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    NoVA
    Hofner content.

     
  4. SJLee

    SJLee Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    NoVA
    Anyone know whatever happened to Tahoe_Ed? He started this club and haven't seen him around in some time.
     
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  5. SJLee

    SJLee Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    NoVA
     
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  6. Doctor Intrepid

    Doctor Intrepid

    Dec 27, 2017
    I shared a bunch of Hofner videos in another thread. I'll have to post some here!
     
  7. SJLee

    SJLee Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    NoVA
    You posted five of them here.

     
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  8. Doctor Intrepid

    Doctor Intrepid

    Dec 27, 2017
    Yes! I was a bit frustrated by some saying Hofners are 'one trick ponies'. Hence my post.

    Thank you for posting those here.
     
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  9. SJLee

    SJLee Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    NoVA
    One is only limited by their imagination. :)
     
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  10. fermata

    fermata

    Nov 10, 2015
    The ground goes to the metal tailpiece.

    If you switch Treble On and Bass On at the same time, you'll kill the output, because each switch turns off the opposite pickup (which changes the loading and thus the tone, along with the capacitor each switch activates). There should be sound at all other settings. (I answer your question more elaborately in the thread you started: Settings help on 500/1 please)
     
  11. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I gave up on the Hofner switching which was sometimes intermittent and converted my Ignition Club bass to V/V/T controls.
     
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  12. SJLee

    SJLee Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    NoVA
    Since getting the 58, I've really been getting into the controls which are vtvt.

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  13. Doctor Intrepid

    Doctor Intrepid

    Dec 27, 2017
    That bass is so beautiful! Love it!
     
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  14. SJLee

    SJLee Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    NoVA
    Thanks so much! The controls are much more intuitive than the switches, though I have learned to overcome them. :thumbsup:
     
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  15. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I never understood why they abandoned that control setup. Besides being more flexible and intuitive, it just plain looks classy.
     
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  16. fermata

    fermata

    Nov 10, 2015
    Yeah, I think it's a better aesthetic for a curvy, violin-shaped instrument. We're all used to the control panel look, but a plastic rectangle set at an angle in what should otherwise be one of the most beautiful basses seems rather slap-dash.

    Even better-looking than the 'control egg' in the '58 is the three-knob design in the Green Line.
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  17. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Yes, that's very nice and functional and would be much better looking on my Club but not as unique looking as the egg on the violin.
     
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  18. Doctor Intrepid

    Doctor Intrepid

    Dec 27, 2017
    I like the panel and switches myself. I think one motivation for a control panel over just knobs is the ability to work on the electronics. That doesn't explain using the rectangle panel over the oval one, of course.
     
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  19. SJLee

    SJLee Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    NoVA
    Thanks, I agree. I like the ability to be able to blend the pickups and tone separately.
     
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  20. hatcity

    hatcity

    Dec 14, 2007
    I want to thank all of you who made constructive comments. Wow.
     
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