Höfner H500/2-CV Club/Vintage

Electric Bass

  • Offers the feel, the sound and many features of the Vintage 63 basses
  • Vintage electric bass
  • Top: Spruce
  • Flamed maple back and sides
  • Maple-birch-maple maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (dalbergia latifolia)
  • Trapeze tailpiece
  • CLOSE PICKUP with 2 Höfner humbucker
  • Colour: Antique sunburst in shellac finish
  • Case included
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  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Soul

Further information

Colour Sunburst
Soundboard Maple, Spruce
Neck Maple, Beech
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 22
Scale Shortscale
Pickups HH
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Bag No
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For bassists with a draft :-)

Chrissie907, 08.02.2012
The Höfner Clubbass is suitable for music styles with a distinctly woody tone and a differentiated subbass. In setups with acoustic instruments you can easily use the clubbass, for example, in combination with jumbogitaries with a decent bass section.

For the body and neck beautifully sounding wood was processed; This is very striking compared with cheap instruments from Asia. The instrument swings uniformly and easily, provides a "Basston in the right place" and reacts to any subtleties of the player. The bass sounds like a prejudice to a very long time; In the band, I often have to hide the key with the Volumeregler! The Thomastik Jazz flatwound strings I prefer are perhaps also part of this long sustain, the original Höfner Flats I do not like at all; They are too rigid for me, and they cut the beautiful overtones of Bas- ton.
The tremendous force in the sub bass section is almost surreal in character when you play this lightweight shortscale instrument over a good bassamp. Similar differentiated low bass tones without gumming and artificial compression, I knew so far only from Moog synthesizers.

The centrally placed pickup ('Cavern') serves as a comfortable thumb support in the most pickping technically ideal place and also makes more sound than the otherwise common bridge position. Playing with the fingers is noticeable, that the bass responds very fast and therefore delivers a fat stop sound without effort.
Played with thumb or plectrum - if necessary damped with the handball - he delivers these classic, double-bass, Höfner typical wumms. A great pizzicato bass sound for the House and Old School Funk! The shape of the carcass is good playability, and unlike the violin bass, the club is also pleasant to play while sitting.

The bass was provided with a very beautiful, lacquered lacquer finish. Of course, this painting is more sensitive than modern synthetic resin varnishes; Nice tracks, dents and scratches, which the inclined musician admires on old instruments, will surely adjust with this bass even during the lifetime of the musician ;-)

The instrument was equipped with Höfner pickups of the type 3 (Diamond logo, closed twin coils), and not as in the photos with the normal H511B humbuckers. Compared to these pickups, which are also installed in my Contemporary HTC500 / 1, the Twin Coils are slightly softer and less modern in tone. The "BASS ON" tone switch, which allows the typical, dull Sixtysound, has a slightly less contrasting effect on these pickups, but is perfect for playing with the pick.

The bass is delivered in a solid, heavy, heavy and ugly case, which also protects the instrument from occasional tank transitions and meteorite impacts. Positive is the corresponding space for accessories. For the daily transport to the sample I have however the "normal" club bass suitcase still reordered. This is handy, practical for everyday use and protects the instrument adequately.

The price / performance ratio is excellent; A custom shop instrument from America with comparable sound and processing quality costs at least twice as much.
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