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Höfner HCT-500/1-BK Contemporary

Höfner HCT-500/1-BK Contemporary
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  • Beatles bass
  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: Maple
  • Sustain block
  • Neck: 3-Piece maple-beech-maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 76 cm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Pickups: 2 Höfner H511B "Staple Humbucking"
  • Pickguard with 2 volume control knobs
  • 2 On / Off switches
  • Rhythm / Solo switch for volume boost
  • Nickel hardware
  • Colour: Black

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Hofner HCT/500/1 SB Contemporary Violin Bass

Damian C., 19.09.2013

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The contemporary Violin Bass from Hofner is an inexpensive way to own a top quality Hofner. The bass has been made and finished immaculately and has German made pickups and hardware. The flame finish can only be described as beautiful.
The bass has German made Hofner pickups and hardware. The shortscale neck takes a bit of getting used to if you're used to longscale basses, but plays very well and is comfortable.
The bass sounds excellent in a live setting and has a deep bassy thud which sits well in the mix.
Soundwise, its not too far off the German Hofners but is slightly less woody, maybe a bit more modern sounding.
Thomann once again had the bass priced at the cheapest I could find on the net.

Genuine quality Hofner at affordable price .

29.09.2016

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I recently purchased this bass from Thomann as I am a huge Beatles fan , and wanted to own a genuine Hofner vilion bass just like Paul's , but with out breaking the bank ! .Thomann had the best online price I could find on this excellent little bass , and the customer service was excellent with the item arriving safe and sound here to Australia.The contemporary series bass by Hofner is actually a very close reproduction of a classic V64 500/1 violin bass , but at a very affordable price . The biggest difference with this model is that the bass has a centre block in the body , creating a more modern tone , while still getting that classic trademark Beatle bass vibe and sound ! This bass although manufactured in the East , is still of a very high build quality . It comes factory fitted with round wound strings which sounds great ... however , I changed these out for La Bella flatwounds to help achieve a closer vintage tone . I also purchased the Thomann beat case which fits this model nicely . I highly recommend this bass ... you won't regret it .

A bit more sustain that expected

Luis913, 17.05.2016

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If it wasn't for the details it looks exactly as the German version.
The sound although is a bit different, having a bit more sustain.

This is a great quality product authentically replicated

20.06.2015

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I used to play bass around the Liverpool clubs at the time of the Beatles in the mid 60's. I played the Hofner violin bass and as my teen years came to an end I sold my original when love and life got in the way of my musical exploits. I recently decided to re-live my youth and buy either an original used one or a new replica. I opted for the replica and am not disappointed. The finish and feel is superb and the detail is indistinguishable from the original. A few minor details stand it apart, such as the control panel and of course it is a solid body not acoustic, making the guitar a little heavier. These items are a small price to pay when you consider the saving cost over the authentic German model or an original used one. The feel and sound as I remember compares well, for me it is a touch of nostalgia but I'm sure this guitar could be used in a real musical environment in a professional capacity. One very pleased customer here. Final point, Thomann have been excellent, offering very competitive prices and return guarantees etc. the website and service are slick. Thank you.
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Höfner HCT-500/1-BK Contemporary
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Höfner HCT-500/1-BK Contemporary

Electric Bass Beatles bass, Top: Spruce, Body: Maple, Sustain block, Neck: 3-Piece maple-beech-maple, Fretboard: Rosewood (<i>Dalbergia latifolia</i>), 22 Frets, Scale: 76 cm, Nut width: 42 mm,...

  • Colour: Black
  • Soundboard: Maple, Spruce
  • Neck: Maple, Beech
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Pickups: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
Höfner HCT-500/1-SB Contemporary
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Höfner HCT-500/1-SB Contemporary

Electric Bass Beatles bass, Top: Spruce, Body: Maple, Sustain block, Neck: 3-Piece maple-beech-maple, Fretboard: Rosewood (<i>Dalbergia latifolia</i>), 22 Frets, Scale: 76 cm, Nut width: 42 mm,...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Maple, Spruce
  • Neck: Maple, Beech
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Pickups: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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available since January 2007
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