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Hofner H500/2 Club Bass LTD
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In 1956, Walter Hofner had an idea for an amplified semi-acoustic bass. When it was brought to life, his idea resulted in a bass with a warm, woody, ...Click To Read More About This Product
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A classic Hofner hollowbody with legendary tone.
In 1956, Walter Hofner had an idea for an amplified semi-acoustic bass. When it was brought to life, his idea resulted in a bass with a warm, woody, double-bass-like amplified tone. Players love it for its playing ease and its tone--one of the smoothest, sweetest sounds in all of bassland.
Because the original became so scarce and expensive, popular demand compelled Hofner to re-create the Club Bass 500/2. Now this LTD version of the 500/2 offers the same instrument with changes that make it even closer to the original. The pickups have been repositioned to the original spacing for truer vintage tone and a hand-applied dark violin varnish gives it a more vintage vibe. Includes case.
- Select German spruce top, back, and sides from flamed maple
- Maple-beech-maple neck
- 30" scale length
- 22-fret bound rosewood fretboard
- Zero fret
- Mother-of-pearl dots
- Machine heads: Hofner 61/73B (4 individual)
- Hofner 72/20B ebony bridge with movable saddles
- Hofner 62/30 trapeze brass tailpiece
- Hofner 65/CB-P floating celluloid pearl pickguard
- 2 Hofner 511B "Staple" humbuckers with Cavern-era spacing
- Hofner A2-B control panel with 2 volume controls, 2 on/off switches, and rhythm/solo switch for volume boost
- Hand-applied dark violin varnish finish
- Nickel-plated hardware
- Includes case
The Hofner H500/2 replicates the legendary Club Bass of the '60s. Order today and play a classic.
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- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
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- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
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Comments about Hofner H500/2 Club Bass LTD:
I have wanted a real german made hofner bass since I owned my Domino beatle bass copy in 1966 - I was 12 then. I never thought that I would own and be playing a bass of this caliber 43 YRS. later. The club bass LTD is GREAT tone and a smart investment.Played with a pick, nothing comes close. The aged look of the cream binding and real laquer make this bass look so good. Nickel hardware and the finish are tops. My bass came in a aluminum bullet case - very light weight. I like to play the club bass into an Avalon U5, an ampeg SVT-3 Pro, and my Eden 118XL cabinet - This is what its all about. Also pyramid flatwound bass strings are essential for that punch and full round tone. The cavern P/U spacing is what you need - they are in the perfect positions. If you can't swing a club bass, look at the Epiphone Allen Woody short scale w/flatwounds w/nice case-this bass can sound almost as good. I have owned and played both of these basses for a few years now - They are both unique instruments. I know either one will make you practice more!
- Fun To Play
- Good Feel
- Good Pick Up
- Good Tone
- Solid Electronics
- Rock Concerts
- Small Venues
Comments about Hofner H500/2 Club Bass LTD:
I use this on practice and on gigs, it not only sounds great, it looks fantastic too and is super light, you can play all night without shoulder fatigue .