01-HI-BB-SB, HOFNER IGNITION VIOLIN BASS, SUNBURST, (NO CASE)
Hofner’s best selling classic electric bass guitar, the ‘Beatle Bass’, Ignition Series, in Sunburst.
Taking a lead from their 1970’s Violin Bass models, the Ignition Violin Bass guitars from Hofner let you get your hands on one of the world’s iconic guitars. In contrast to the HCT model, this version has a fully hollow body and of course comes with the famous Hofner control panel, wooden bridge and Hofner style tailpiece. The Hofner Ignition Violin bass comes at the perfect price point for players requiring the classic Hofner sound on a budget.
|Body||Shape||Ignition Violin Bass|
|Wood Back||Flame Maple|
|Wood Sides||Flame Maple|
|Headstock Shape||Ignition Violin/Club Bass|
|Logo and Artwork||Script|
|Neck Joint||Hofner Violin/Club Bass Set Neck|
|Joint At||16th Fret|
|Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret||21mm|
|Thickness Neck + FB Near Heel||22mm|
|Width At 12th Fret||50mm|
|Number Of Frets||22|
|Tuner Buttons||Pearl finish|
|Pickup Neck||Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel|
|Pickup Bridge||Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel|
|Strings||Hofner Round Wound|
|Approximate Weight Kg||2.3kg|
|Setup||Action Bass String at 12th Fret||3mm|
|Action Treble String at 12th Fret||2mm|
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.