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01-HCT-500/1-SB, HOFNER CONTEMPORARY SERIES VIOLIN BASS, ANTIQUE BROWN SUNBURST, WITH CASE

Hofner

01-HCT-500/1-SB, HOFNER CONTEMPORARY SERIES VIOLIN BASS, ANTIQUE BROWN SUNBURST, WITH CASE

$1,795.00

01-HCT-500/1-SB, HOFNER CONTEMPORARY SERIES VIOLIN BASS, ANTIQUE BROWN SUNBURST, WITH CASE

  • Hofner’s best-selling Contemporary version of the Violin Bass.
  • The sustain block inside the body gives a modern, deep resonating bass sound, while still retaining the original Hofner bass character.
  • Original Hofner ‘Staple’ pick-ups.
  • Antique brown sunburst.

(Also available in Left-handed version)

 

A short guide to using the Hofner Control Panel:

Bass On: Turns the Bridge pickup off.

Treble On:  Turns the Neck pickup off

Solo – Rhythm: Solo makes the Bass louder; Rhythm makes the Treble brighter

Volume Controls: to blend the volume of each pickup, best with the volume turned towards up;
Bass On does indeed make it Bassier because it is just the neck pickup with a Treble cut capacitor.

Treble On: Yields a bright tone, because it is just the Bridge pickup with a Bass cut capacitor

Rhythm/Solo Switch: Rhythm cuts the volume by 30% or subtle treble cut; Solo makes the Bass louder.

Volume: – best with volume in the up

Paul McCartney prefers to use the neck pickup, it is said.

 

Hofner Specs

Brand

Model:H500/1-64-0
CategoryTermDescription
BodyShapeViolin Bass
Wood TopSpruce
SoundholeNone
Wood BackFlame Maple
Wood SidesFlame Maple
Binding TopBlack / White / Black
Binding BackBlack / White / Black
Binding SidesWhite
CenterblockNone
NeckWoodFlame Maple / Beech / Flame Maple
ConstructionThree Piece
Headstock ShapeHofner Violin Bass
Logo and ArtworkScript
Neck JointViolin Bass Set Neck
Joint At16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret21mm
Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret24mm
Heel CapWhite Pearl
FingerboardWoodRosewood
Scale30″/76cm
Nut Width42mm
Width At 12th Fret48mm
InlaysPearl Dots
BindingWhite
Side DotsYes
Number Of Frets22
BridgeMaterialEbony
TypeHofner Fretted
HardwareTunersSingle Nickel
Tuner ButtonsPlastic
TailpieceHofner Trapeze Nickel
Nut MaterialPlastic
PickguardWhite Pearl
Pickup NeckHofner Staple Nickel
Pickup Middle
Pickup BridgeHofner Staple Nickel
Potentiometer KnobsGold top
ElectricsHofner Pearl Panel
StringsHofner Flat Wound
Approximate Weight Kg2,1
SetupAction Bass String at 12th Fret3mm
Action Treble String at 12th Fret

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