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Hofner violin bass: why it doesn't neckdive?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by T-34, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. T-34


    Aug 11, 2005
    France, Paris region
    I've just tested my friend's original 65's Hofner Violin bass and I don't understand why this bass have no neck dive? Tiny very light body, no upper horn - everything is here to create a perfect neckdiver but it doesn't happen :eyebrow:

    Why the law of physics doesn't work for this bass?
  2. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    Isn't the Violin Bass's neck pretty short because of the short scale? Usually, only basses with long necks and short upper horns are neck divers.
  3. dls59

    dls59 Supporting Member

    When I owned one, I would notice not a neck dive, but the upper part of the body, I guess where the upper horn would be, would fall or dive out away from my body. I think it was a function of where the strap buttons were, but it was kind of a pain.