Höfner HCT-500/2-SB Club-Bass

Electric-Bass

  • Club-Bass contemporary series
  • Body shape: Semi-hollow with sustain block and cutaway
  • Top: Spruce wood
  • Body: Maple
  • Neck: 3-Stripe Maple/Beech/Maple
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 76 cm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Pickup: 2 original Höfner Staple
  • Control plate with 2 volume adjustment knobs, 2 On-/Off-switches and rhythm/solo-switch for volume-boost
  • Nickel-plated hardware
  • Colour: Vintage brown sunburst
  • Suitable strings: Art.367528 or Art.137000
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Further Information

Colour Sunburst
Body Maple
Neck Maple
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 22
Scale Shortscale
Pickup System HH
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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24.08.2016
i bought this bass after i have use Icon(Ignition series) Hofner Club bass. Now I think that it was not a step up. Bass came fully unsetaped(but setup card was with marks), a "bow" neck, pickups very high( strings lays on it. I spent my evening hour to make bass playable) what I have done
1. Change terrible thin stock strings to La Bella Black Nylon ( for my taste)
2 setup truss rod("bullet" was fully unscrewed)
3. Take file and make zero fret not so hi( before it between bottom of srings and 1-st fret was about 3 mm!!)
4 Pickups were screwed crookedly.I put a wooden toothpick with superglue to holes and rescrewed frames correctly
Now it sounds normally similar like solid body bass with little semiacoustic obertones ( remember about sustain block in contemporary series basses!)
Overall it looks better than sounds. I also have Icon (Ignition) series Beatle Bass (bought also on Thomann) Comparing pickups (German made?? on HTC and noname on Icon (Ignition) a have not seen any diffirence
Buy or Not to Buy?
If you need image bass, 60's vibes sparkling on stage or you want a bass to put on wall of your room and you have free five hundred euro-its really OK(don't forget to change pot's knobs to Hofner Cup Style and paint switches to creme white))))
If you want sound closer to original German made Hofners and you don't hesistate of pickups look and "no white binding" heck , buy Icon Club Bass ang enjoy this. IMHO you dont loose any quality
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An affordable H fner
MatthieuM, 27.05.2011
The elements of this bass are made in Germany and China, and assembly in China. And it must be admitted to admit that the lutherie is particularly well made and successful. The ergonomics of the handle is top, the shrinkage impeccable, the microphones well balanced. The Wilkinson mechanics may seem a little fragile at first but it is not, they hold the road! A sustain bar traces the body of the bass, making it heavier than the original Höfner made in Germany. The sound is also felt, it is more modern. Also note the presence of a freight 0, as in the good old days.

The negative points:

The strings: from the first notes, we panic because we are far from the Höfner sound. The strings mounted on the bass are at the origin. It's glittery, brilliant, in short, not at all what one hopes for this bass. Just replace them with "Höfner H1133 B Beatle Bass" strings and it changes everything! We finally have a real round sound, limit bass, felted but precise.

The selector panel: it is true that it makes "cheap". Already, just visually, the volume buttons are not the same as on the German ones. Then it cracks when you switch between the microphones. At first, it can do a lot, but if you require a bit more than this bass, you will need to "upgader" this panel for a "Höfner switchpanel HA2B-PC". The price is not given (about 100EUR ...) but it still contributes to the sound quality.


It is a good value for money that will delight the lovers of sound Beatles.
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Colour: Sunburst
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Höfner HCT-500/2-SB Club-Bass
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699 €

Electric-Bass Club-Bass contemporary series, Body shape: Semi-hollow with sustain block and cutaway, Top: Spruce wood, Body: Maple, Neck: 3-Stripe Maple/Beech/Maple, Fretboard: Jatoba, 22 Frets,...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Höfner HCT-500/2-BK Club-Bass
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Semi-Hollow Electric-Bass Contemporary series, Club bass, With cutaway, Sustain block, Body: Maple, Top: Spruce wood, Neck: Maple-beech-maple, Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia) with 22...

  • Colour: Black
  • Body: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Elektronic: Active
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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