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What brand is this Beatle/Violin Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by callmemclovin69, Mar 9, 2013.


  1. callmemclovin69

    callmemclovin69

    Mar 9, 2013
    I'm thinking about getting this bass off of craigslist, but I can't see which brand it is. The seller claims it to be a hofner, but I know it isn't.


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  2. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    It's safe to say that it's not a Hofner.

    :eek:
     
  3. Aussie Player

    Aussie Player

    Apr 20, 2011
    The seller is not honest. Run the other way.
     
  4. FrednBass

    FrednBass

    Feb 24, 2012
    I'd take a guess and say it's from Japan.
     
  5. msb

    msb

    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    I'd ask him if he has any of those drugs left ...
     
  6. callmemclovin69

    callmemclovin69

    Mar 9, 2013
    For $175, it doesn't seem that bad :meh:
     
  7. That looks to be one of the multitude of brands of Hofner copies that made their way from Japan to the USA in the 70's. It could be ok, or it could be a piece of crap. Stop by your local GC and try a Hofner Icon/Ignition as a reference point before checking out this oldie.

    Personally, regardless of how it plays/sounds, I wouldn't pay much for this knock-off. Considering that used Hofner branded Icons/Ignitions are available in the mid-200's used, a brand X copy should bring half of that, tops. IMO, of course...
     
  8. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    This is Paul's Höfner. Do they look similar?

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  9. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    It's a Greco

    TD
     
  10. Tvrtko

    Tvrtko

    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
    It's Greco/Aria bass.
     
  11. callmemclovin69

    callmemclovin69

    Mar 9, 2013
  12. ABravado

    ABravado

    Jul 7, 2010
    A buck seventy five for a 70's Ibanez isn't bad assuming everything is in working order. A lot of those Ibanez lawsuit basses are quite nice.
     

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