Paul McCartney Dings His Hofner

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Aug 10, 2022.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
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  2. ronknor

    ronknor Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2021
    Austin, Texas
    Heck, he can afford to buy the Hofner company!
  3. LBS-bass


    Nov 22, 2017
  4. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    I'd be willing to bet that McCartney wouldn't have to pay for a Hofner.
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    You are right about that.:)
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  6. LBS-bass


    Nov 22, 2017
    I'm also willing to bet that's not the Hofner he played many years ago. That one is worth mega bucks and is likely in a safe somewhere waiting to be auctioned off by his heirs.
  7. Tom Bomb

    Tom Bomb Hypocognitive

    Apr 23, 2014

    He dings them more Hofner than not, these days.​
  8. ezstep


    Nov 25, 2004
    north Louisiana
    The first lefty was lost, stolen, whatever. The second one he stripped the finish completely off and still has it.
  9. LBS-bass


    Nov 22, 2017
    He may still have it, but that's not to say it's the one he takes to gigs.
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  10. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    That’s not McCartney.
  11. marchone

    marchone Since 1951 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    The video is image reversed.
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  12. Blueinred

    Blueinred 21st century Genz-Benz guy Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2009
    Greater Cincy
    The real Paul died in a freak bus accident in 1967.
  13. Lava

    Lava Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2014
    El Paso, TX
    He has Replicas. I was backstage at a stadium show of Macas years ago and I happened to be standing next to bass tech town (I think Hamish Stuart was playing bass as well that tour). There it was, Beatles set list taped on the side and all. I reached out and touched it while the tech was not looking. When the tech came back I asked if that was really the one. Nope.
  14. $500,000 for a Hofner? Is it gold and platinum plated ebony with a myrrh treated fretboard?
  15. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I have decoys, too...not basses but me. While the decoy "Riis" is getting dinged-up / abused at gig venues, the real me is home watching Antiques Road Show with popcorn and a Reed's.

    Riis...or is it?!?
  16. Ekulati

    Ekulati Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2016
    Richmond, VA
    Right, the first one was the "Cavern" one with the pickups close together and the older block logo.

    Interesting. I wonder if Andy Babiuk is here on TB...
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  17. MVE


    Aug 8, 2010
    …Of course he would say that.
  18. Oluolugbenga


    Jul 30, 2022
    Brighton, UK
    I saw Sting the other day and was joking with muso friends that he's probably playing the relic'd Fender reissue of his famous '51 (?) P rather than the real thing.

    It's enough of a risk having it hanging from a wall in a studio. I just don't think he would risk touring the real one, for the sentimental value as much as the financial.

    Ditto McCartney.

    Saying that, classical violinists and cellists travel around with Stradavari worth millions, so...
  19. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    When McCartney dinged his Hofner, out on the Western Plains
    When McCartney dinged his Hofner, out on the Western Plains
    Well, he and a bunch of cowboys ran into Jesse James.
    Come a cow cow yippee, come a cow cow yippee yippee yay

    Last edited: Aug 11, 2022
  20. baileyboy

    baileyboy Inactive Suspended

    Aug 12, 2010
    I put my '81 boat anchor Precision through a moving ceiling fan once. Poor ceiling fan.