Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by EatS1stBassist, May 18, 2021.

  1. EatS1stBassist


    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Been Jonezin for one of these for quite awhile. Everyone knows what it is. I am the egg man! Now to start learning all those Beatles’ tunes! 4D6FA1E3-E8B9-4B64-9F91-1CA60734E02B.jpeg 9946C6C1-2C94-4370-A7F7-90E9BEF095CD.jpeg 18DBF915-C090-42E7-A92F-5702D316D428.jpeg
  2. abarson


    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    Looks nice.
    I'd say you need to correctly position the bridge, both for intonation and to get the string spacing correct.
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  3. EatS1stBassist


    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Yep! That’s fresh out of the box! Lol! Waiting for my La Bella Flats to set it up!:thumbsup:
  4. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Nice, congrats!
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  5. EatS1stBassist


    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Thanks KF!:thumbsup:
  6. bobyoung53

    bobyoung53 Supporting Member

    I see a lot of Hofners with the bridge like that, there's not much adjustment with those little things. I had one years ago but don't remember how I adjusted it if I even did.
  7. EatS1stBassist


    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    It was quite easy. Got out my measuring tape and adjusted it to 30.5” scale.
  8. bobyoung53

    bobyoung53 Supporting Member

    I went from a long scale Japanese POS with high action to the Hofner and played so hard on the poor thing all the bridge things popped out. :laugh: I was about 17-18.
  9. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Don't you get short with us, mister!*

    *Looks great, Itsy! Enjoy!
  10. It's funny, Geoff over at Fanblade Instruments just did a Youtube series on the one he just got. The first thing he did was rip that bridge off and redo the whole mess. :roflmao:
  11. EatS1stBassist


    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
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  12. EatS1stBassist


    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Man I am blown away by this bass. Was expecting a subdued cardboard like sound. What I got is thick rich tastiness! This thing swings in the same park as my Jack Casady.
  13. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    congratulations on your new ax, eats! it's the bomb! :thumbsup:
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  14. Nice fiddleback maple. I learned to play bass on one of those.:cool:
  15. Don't they sell little slotted saddles for this type of bridge? I know I'd want to put those in.

    Congrats on your new bass, OP! I gather the flats will yield some nice tones.
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  16. EatS1stBassist


    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Thanks B4B!
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  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Nobody asked, but here's what I do with violin basses to get them playing in tune.

    1. Intonate the G and E strings as close as you can to perfect.

    2. Don't worry so much about the intonation not being perfect on the D or A strings. Intonation on shorties doesn't have to be a perfect science for them to play in tune. All you have to do is tune the A and E string by fretting them at the 5th fret and trying to get those notes in tune. Notes on a shortie will lose pitch as they decay on those lower strings if you hit the strings a little too hard, so tuning this way seems to make it play in tune the best.

    3. Good call on the LaBellas, I can usually get at least 3 of them to be intonated correctly. A string sometimes is a tad off, but refer to #2 in those cases.
  18. EatS1stBassist


    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Great info. :thumbsup:
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  19. Katoosie

    Katoosie Chocolate is the best Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2020
    Glad you got something you like! Bass on :)

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    I remember when those first came out! Rock it in good health! :bassist:
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