Why does Paul McCartney use his old Höfner and not a newer one?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by GeorgeBush, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. GeorgeBush


    Dec 11, 2002
    What about his Rick isn't better then the hofner???
  2. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    He probaly has a sentimnal connection with hid hofner.

    And Rics do some things well, and some things, not so well.
  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    It's not the basses, it's his ears.

    And many millions and millions of dollars say his ears are right.
  4. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Why? It works, doesn't it?
  5. Why get a new one when the old one works just fine?

    Also, he probably doesn't want his old hofner floating around the market.
  6. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Ahem, I believe it's SIR Paul McCartney.
  7. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Uh, actually I think it's just "Sir Paul" if you wan't to be English...

  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Well, he prbably played it cause he loves the bass. He probably does have new one & he probably dosen't.

    For all we know, it might be a new one that has been "relec-ed" to look like his original one & the original in in a maximum security vault. ;)
  9. Just think how much that old Hofner is worth.......!!
  10. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Why did Jaco use his old beat up Fender and not a newer one?

    If it's what you like, and what you can get a good sound out of, then who cares about the age?
  11. Arrrrrgh


    May 8, 2002
    I play an old '78 P-bass that looks like crap and is way too heavy, but it is the only bass I have ever had. I have played many other basses, but I always like the ol P better than any of them.

    If something is working, you tend to stick with it
  12. I was thinking something like that - I saw him at the Staple Center last year, and at the end of the show he threw :eek: his Hofner across the stage to his guitar roadie. The original Beatle bass has to be almost priceless, so I was thinking that he just has a replica that he uses on tour, and the original is locked away somewhere.

    I do think that he has used the Hofner lately to be reminiscent of the Beatle days... as his roadie says on the tour DVD "it's probably the most iconic guitar in the world". Personally, I loved seeing him play it while singing "Hello Hello" :D .