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Hofner Shorty Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SafeHands83, Oct 16, 2017.


  1. Hey All,

    I am in the market for a smaller bass for home practice. I don't always like taking my stage basses out because of size etc. I noticed that Hofner do a smaller bass. I was thinking that this would be good for home practice.

    Does anyone have one of these or played one? I'd like to gauge if it would be worth picking one up. Or if there are other basses on the market that would suit, let me know.

    Cheers
     
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    What's your max budget?

    Kala makes some very short scale basses:Cherry Burst SUB Solid Body - Kala Brand Music Co.

    I played a Hofner Beatle bass for several years(see avatar). It's very light and easy to play. The neck is not very wide(don't remember the neck with).

    IMO/IME, it would be very handy to keep set up on a stand so you can pick it up whenever you like. It's hollow body so you can hear it okay without an amp.

    I had dead flats on mine. It sounded good and thuddy. :)

    I moved on to Jazz bass because I got fed up with stage neck dive. This does not affect practicing while sitting.
     
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  3. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    I have two vintage Shorties, 1983, but the new ones are very similar. They sound and play great, and mine don't neck dive. I've seen the newer ones for sale as low as $159 used.
     
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