Somebody was trying to convince me that Hofners are crap because nobody but McCartney ever uses them. I love them, of course, so it didn't bug me. I said that I felt that Paul is so strongly identified with that bass that most players find themselves paying homage to him whenever they play one. I certainly encountered a lot of them in recording studios before I bought one and I've seen lots of indie rockers use them in clubs. Anyway, who else uses Hofners? studio or stage, I came up with Curt Smith (Tears For Fears) Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads) That dude (Medeski, Martin & Wood) Paul Weller has one in his studio Oasis (no big surprise there) Will Lee Graham Maby (from Joe Jackson's band) Billy Sheehan has one Robbie Shakespear had one Aston Barrett had one Tom Petty has one and uses it a lot who else?