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Was Hofner the first to offer an active bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hopsbb, Mar 30, 2015.


  1. hopsbb

    hopsbb

    Nov 8, 2014
    Looking through my Hofner Violin bass history book and I find this and got curious as to who produced the first active bass.Hofner was 1962.

    WP_20150330_002.
     
  2. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    Maybe? I always thought Alembic was first.
     
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  3. bdgotoh

    bdgotoh Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Pacific NW
    That text says 1968 from what I can see.
     
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  4. scourgeofgod

    scourgeofgod

    Aug 17, 2006
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  5. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Ontario
    Beat me by 6 minutes!

    I typed "fist active bass" into the search bar and got the First Active Bass? thread.

     
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  6. scourgeofgod

    scourgeofgod

    Aug 17, 2006
    Great minds think alike!
     
  7. hopsbb

    hopsbb

    Nov 8, 2014
    Gonna have to flip back through the book.This version was based on the 62.Don't remember right off hand if the 62 had the bass booster or not.Guess I should've done that first lol.
     
  8. hopsbb

    hopsbb

    Nov 8, 2014
    It was 67-68 models.Guess they weren't the first.
     
  9. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Definitely '68 for Hofner.
     
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  10. scourgeofgod

    scourgeofgod

    Aug 17, 2006
    Still an interesting find though, I learned something, pretty good looking bass too.
     
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