I bought this genuine Hofner switch panel to upgrade my Hofner Contemporary violin bass. It did exactly what I wanted and the vintage look is great. The difference to sound quality from better wiring was less noticeable but I think it will prolong the life of the electronics. Definitely worth buying to upgrade or replace in my opinion.
It seem to be a very common and cheap piece, but comparing the CT one with this one you can see the difference straightaway. Way better components on this one, fits the CT perfectly and changes the sound. People says that doesn't change a lot, but for me made my CT sounds like a German 500/1. Because of the pots, they are different and you end up getting more harmonics and mid ranges out your Hof. Amazing