The Holy Grail of Basses!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Marley's Ghost, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    Pah, I played a mint one of those from the 60s. It felt like a freakin toy, and played like a banjo with thicker strings.

    They ain't the holy grail at all. A good P-bass (even modern ones) kill them. Just because Sir Paul played one doesn't make it the holy grail. It just inflates the prices to rediculous levels. :rollno:
  2. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Give me a f'in break!!

  4. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    I'll make someone an exact copy for $50,000.00
  5. :rollno: Bass design has come a long way since then.

    Doesn't Jay Turser make a more reasonably priced copy?

    Imagine if McCartney played a Wishbass? :eek:
  6. *****NG UGLY!!!

    Wouldnt pay $100.00
  7. Holy grail of bass?... no. Holy grail of Beatles memoribila?... yes.

    If I was just filthy rich, obsesed with The Beatles, and owned everything else in life I could ever want, ehh, maybe.
  8. Zenergizer


    Jun 6, 2005
  9. BlacktotheBlind

    BlacktotheBlind Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    i'd still love to see someone get smashed in the head with one of those.
  10. Fred312b

    Fred312b What if I want to play jazz precisely? Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    damn- i've been looking for these, but i only have $96,000. oh well... :bassist: how does the one being appraised at $50K help convince me that this one is worth $100K- i guess since half of it goes to "charity" :rollno: :rollno: :rollno:
  11. I used to have one of these (right handed, though). It was without a doubt the worst piece of junk I've ever had. It played like a plank, sounded like a plank, and had electronics entirely made from pieces of old string. I bought it for the usual 'no-good-reason' (more money than sense that week), and chopped it in for a new amp shortly thereafter (despite being sorely tempted to chop it up instead). To be hung in a museum or expensive burger joint only, I'm afraid.
  12. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing...
  13. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    The Ad says "'THE HOLY GRAIL' of all Hofner Violin Basses"..

    There is a reason 'why' Hofner didn't make many of them..

    There is also a reason 'why' very few if any Buy their Basses to play professionally...

    You can fill in the "whys" on this one...

    Looks like he recently bought another one for $2,100. See here;

    So is the lefty more than $200. extra?..
  14. Musicfreak1988


    Feb 2, 2005
    Someone has actualy placed a bid of $100K ... :eek: User ID kept private, who knows, maybe it's macca himself :D

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    The Hofner Reissue of the Cavern bass is really great, i think it actually plays and sounds better then the original.Thats some big money though.
  16. powerslave

    powerslave Guest

    Feb 24, 2005
    United States
    +1 No Kidding, that would be great! F-UGLY!
  17. relayer66


    Oct 10, 2002
    Miura, Japan
    Brice makes a nice one for $250.
  18. I had a '65, all original, and I gave it away. :rollno: