Blonde 1960 Hofner 6 string bass..grail achieved.

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Re: Blonde 1960 Hofner 6 string bass..grail achieved.

Post by Mooglegatt » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:51 pm

Hello - that is a lovely bass! I recognise it by the missing saddle and white strap button. Well done indeed! I’ve only ever seen one other for sale about 20 years ago and it was out of my reach. I bet it sounds amazing! I am lucky bough to have a blonde1959 500/5 with a similar body, the depth of bass is brilliant. Flat wound strings of course.

I wonder if you can help me please? I have another Höfner semi bass body and would love to build a six-string neck.

Please would you be kind enough to send me measurements of the width of the fretboard at both ends, and the width across the strings?

I recently restored a Hagström Coronado Bass VI and I have the urge to build a semi!

I do hope you can help, and that you continue to enjoy your fabulous Höfner.

Many thanks,

Matt

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Post by UlricvonCatalyst » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:16 am

Many years back I had a girlfriend whose ex had left behind a vintage Hofner (Club?) bass, ostensibly for their daughter to learn on, that had been stripped of its electronics and plugged. It was an absolute joy to play, and sounded really nice acoustically.

Congrats on the Grail. News to me too, and looks like a fine instrument.

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Post by Mooglegatt » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:12 am

eggwheat wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:31 am
Been after this guitar for years...super, super rare. They only made a very small amount..under 100 for two years. It's basically the Stuart Sutcliffe bass but the 6 string version. Great condition, the best colour(imo), complete.. and sounds amazing acoustically or plugged in and plays really great too.

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Re: Blonde 1960 Hofner 6 string bass..grail achieved.

Post by cincinnatiharry » Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:06 pm

Please make a YouTube video or a upload sound samples to SoundCloud. I’d love to hear this!
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Post by BoringPostcards » Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:10 pm

Absolutely amazing! I'd love to have time with one of those.
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Post by Pacafeliz » Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:39 am

A couple months ago when I was dead broke I missed out on an ultra rare Höfner 188 (Bass VI kinda) solid offset bass for about €600. Damn!!! 😭
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Post by øøøøøøø » Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:23 am

that is bad ass

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Post by sookwinder » Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:06 am

How strong are the pickups and do you think they are designed as bass PUPS or guitar PUPs?
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Post by eggwheat » Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:54 am

sookwinder wrote:
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How strong are the pickups and do you think they are designed as bass PUPS or guitar PUPs?
Pretty strong. No idea on the pickups. It really does sound great though. I bought it as as an oddball thing, never expecting it to sound as good and useable as it actually is. Its a gem.

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Post by wproffitt » Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:45 pm

I LOVE this bass! We should start a club for people who love fully hollow basses. :) Please tell me that this came with a case! If not, finding one seems like it could be tough.

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Post by eggwheat » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:04 am

wproffitt wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:45 pm
I LOVE this bass! We should start a club for people who love fully hollow basses. :) Please tell me that this came with a case! If not, finding one seems like it could be tough.
No case, but its the same as a 500/5...probably could get one with some searching and perseverance.

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Post by Bronco Billy » Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:48 am

Buddy Miller plays one.

https://youtu.be/5EooxUCzV20?t=2026

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Post by eggwheat » Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:29 am

Bronco Billy wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:48 am
Buddy Miller plays one.

https://youtu.be/5EooxUCzV20?t=2026
That's great..thanks for posting..I think that is a later one with different pickups and pickup spacing. But yeh that's quite close to how mine sounds.

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Re: Blonde 1960 Hofner 6 string bass..grail achieved.

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:46 am

eggwheat wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:29 am
Bronco Billy wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:48 am
Buddy Miller plays one.

https://youtu.be/5EooxUCzV20?t=2026
That's great..thanks for posting..I think that is a later one with different pickups and pickup spacing. But yeh that's quite close to how mine sounds.
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