Review of a Höfner Beatle Bass (Violin Bass).
You are correct on the hollow body aspect. As to temperature extremes, it has always been inside and climate controlled, never in a car, garage, etc. It may be because I brought it from Germany to the desert southwest, and the humidity difference is significant. Thanks for watching.
It’s not pronounced “HERFNER”, It is a HOFNER!
GIVE IT TO ME!!
$200 sure! $2,000 heck no! Thats Rickenbacker range!
Hi do you know the distance and hight of the bridge??
Musik Haus Pfeiffer in Bayreuth, Germany. It was back in the 70s.
I’m just curious about the p/u’s on your bass. They look different then most p/u’s I’ve seen on Hofner Beatle basses. I have 2 of them, One from the late 60’s & my other one is early 70’s. Yet my p/u’s are the same kind on both basses. Just wondering what model yours are. You have a beautiful Hofner by the way. thx for posting cheers
Got the same as yours ! bought it myself 1982 in a Paris shop. How much do you think it’s worth nowadays?
WOW! Still looks new to me! Gorgeous!
Souns like any other cheap bass. And you are quite correct saying that it depends on amp settings and the way you play it.
If you play a Beatle bass through a nice tube amp such as an SVT or a Peavey and through a nice speaker like an Altec 417, you will instantly fall in love with that bass. It is so light and easy to play. Thanks for watching.
Check out the Eko violin bass for a cheaper alternative.
Probably not a crack in the wood but just the finish.
la bamba! :D:D:D:D
my hofner bass aged exactly like keith richards face
What store did you bought it at 🙂
marvelous semi hollow classic bass instrument with a great punch sound to it!
great review thanks
NEIN NEIN NEIN!
Beautiful bass. Great reviewer!
Yeah, I use them in all of my semi-hollowbody and hollowbody guitars. I use DampIt made in USA.
I love Rickenbacker too. Can’t beat em! Thanks for watching!
It’s actually fully hollow. Great bass and if I may add, one of only a few people on youtube to actually procounced the brand name correctly. The checking isn’t because of the hollowness as much as it’s due from temperature extremes affecting the nitro laquer. A solid body with nitro would do the same thing.
The finish is cracking because it hasn’t been stored in a room with enough humidity. The cracking has nothing to do with its construction.
Hello peacefrog! cant left the hofner searching ah? haha
There are humidifiers that you can either buy or make that can fit in the guitar case for hollowbody guitars and they can provide just enough moister to keep them from cracking.
Thank you for the reply sir. ITts nice to see such a bass in great shape! Thanks again for posting this! I just received a vintage 1964 Beatle bass. She old,but I’ll keep it forever and I hope you do the same. Take care!
Love the Bass!!I’m a Beatle Freak,and couldn’t help but notice your Abbey Road poster in the back.Go to my wife’s site on Facebook,and look at the stained glass window she made of it for me….It’s Awesome!!!! It covers my whole kitchen window…Her site is..(JolleyWorks Stained Glass)
yours is really super cool! it’s not too often that you see a bass with all the original hardware..many change out the knobs for the teacups right away.
I believe those particular knobs lasted until the late 70’s. Many of the Broadway Beatlemania guy’s Hofs all came with the knobs with the silver inserts. My first one (mid to late 70’s) came with the plain black knobs, which I still have in storage.
Absolutely true. I must have misspoken, I did not make the correct statement in the video. Thanks for the correction, and thanks for watching!
Great sound….Great Bass!
The body isn’t actually cracked it’s the finish contracting (checking). The Hofner 500/1bass has a unique thumpy and woody tone.
Hi redonKitLaus, very nice Beatle Bass, congratulations. In my opinion your voice is very similar to the voice of Sir Paul McCartney, especially in the first step of your review, Congratulations to that too!!!
Oh yeah the beatles
That is way cool. Does she sell these?
Hey, one question, did You have the Treble knob on zero on the bass or the amp?? Or does the bass just have such a mild sound??
Yeah, I had the silver part fall off on each of the knobs, but I re-glued them very carefully with BlackMax glue. No issues now. Thanks for watching.
What’s the song at 2:57?