In the fall I made a deal and acquired a new Hofner Club Bass. The immediate reaction from my drummer was not very favorable when I first showed the bass to him. He didn't like the way it looked and he thought that a bass that looked like that could not possibly sound good with our band. Well after taking it to 2 rehersals both him and the guitar player do not want me to bring any other bass. We play power pop originals and instrumental surf with a very heavy edge and it does not seem like the right bass for the job, but since I play with a pick and do a lot of muting with my right hand I can crank up the old SVT with an 8x10 cab and it sounds killer. Very defined and heavy at the same time. I am loving it because this bass weighs next to nothing and is very easy to play with the short scale and flats. It has become my favorite bass......my Laklands are very jealous! At the last rehersal I brought along my Skyline Glaub with a Dark Star pup and the guys kept telling me to put it away and get out the Hofner! I haven't read much about Hofners on this forum, but they are very cool basses and you guys should give them a try, you may be surprised.