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Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar

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Get your hands on this Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric bass guitar with its ultra-lightweight hollow-body construction, slim 30-in. maple neck wi...Click To Read More About This Product

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Get your hands on this limited-edition beauty.

Get your hands on this Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric bass guitar with its ultra-lightweight hollow-body construction, slim 30-in. maple neck with rosewood fretboard, Adirondack spruce top and spruce body. Arched-top and back. Control panel with separate on/off controls and solo boost. Individual volume controls.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Neck
  • Shape: Info not available
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: Set
  • Scale length: 30 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Gloss
Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: SS
  • Neck: Single coil
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Single coil
  • Brand: Hofner
  • Series or parallel: Info not available
  • Active preamp: Info not available
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: Info not available
  • Fret size: Info not available
  • Number of frets: Info not available
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Info not available
  • Nut width: Info not available
  • Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Hollowbody
  • Body wood: Spruce
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume, on/off, solo boost
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Standard
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: Info not available

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HofnerIgnition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (3)
  • Flat sound (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (6)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great value!

Really a nice surprise. Bought this during a SDOTD, not really expecting much. It's was cheap enough I thought; "What have I got to lose?". Well it's exceeded my...Read complete review

Really a nice surprise. Bought this during a SDOTD, not really expecting much. It's was cheap enough I thought; "What have I got to lose?". Well it's exceeded my expectations and I'll be bringing it to our next band practice for sure. Fit and finish is great, action is fine (maybe a touch high but easily adjustable), tone is great with lots of options. Funky tone controls are actually very cool once you get used to them. If I'm going to nitpick, the only thing I'd say is the volume knobs are kinda cheap looking. No big deal, bought some replacements.
All in all I'd say this is a great bass for the money, even if you pay full price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The colour is wrong!

I've played this instrument. The pink is actually purple. If it was truly pink, I would have bought it on the spot!
Are people in Asia colour blind?
Below,...Read complete review

I've played this instrument. The pink is actually purple. If it was truly pink, I would have bought it on the spot!
Are people in Asia colour blind?
Below, is a photo of a PINK HOFNER!

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(9 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Cheap China product

By Stackimo

from Fort Myers, Florida

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar:

      It's a cheaply made product. I purchased this on the Stupid Deal of the Day. It has plastic tuners and plastic pickups. It's super light due to the very cheap wood it was made from. It's says made in China on the stickers. There are much less expensive basses that are better.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great value!

      By Tonearm

      from Minneapolis

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Lightweight
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar:

        Really a nice surprise. Bought this during a SDOTD, not really expecting much. It's was cheap enough I thought; "What have I got to lose?". Well it's exceeded my expectations and I'll be bringing it to our next band practice for sure. Fit and finish is great, action is fine (maybe a touch high but easily adjustable), tone is great with lots of options. Funky tone controls are actually very cool once you get used to them. If I'm going to nitpick, the only thing I'd say is the volume knobs are kinda cheap looking. No big deal, bought some replacements.
        All in all I'd say this is a great bass for the money, even if you pay full price.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderful Instrument

        By DMichaelJohnson

        from New England

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar:

          I am very very happy with this purchase. The quality is quite surprising given that this is an admittedly not an expensive instrument. After some very minor setup and a string change, this bass plays wonderfully. The pickups and electronics really are very good...I thought I might need to change them but they really sound good. The round wounds that it comes with are decent but depending on the tone you're looking for, I'd recommend some good flat wounds. I bought this on a SDD mark down so there was no color finish choice; just blue. I thought this would be the last color I would consider, but now after having it for a week, I really like it! It's a very beautiful color...and no one will ever confuse you with being Sir Paul.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Loved the guitar, it's beautiful. Sounds and plays great.

          By Dwayne

          from Mooresburg, TN

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar:

              I play in church every Sunday, it sounds great.
              Very lightweight, easy to cord, great low end tones.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Fun bass but not for me

              By Jetfamily

              from Vancouver BC Canada

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz
              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar:

              The finishing is mediocre, I've got the silver sparkle, but no sparkle very flat, I lower the string action to my liking and it buzz quite a bit at high frets, fret ends are surprisingly smooth though, the tone is ok but the volume and tone control is not my cup of tea, it is extremely light but the violin shape middle horn stick in to my chest ( I wear it high), all in all it is a fun bass , but not quite for me.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love this bass.

              By Slappin' da bass

              from Kentucky

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              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar:

                I've been playing bass for two decades and I've owned 10-15 basses, from Squiers to Music Mans. This is the most impressive entry bass I've ever bought. I bought it for my nephew who is starting to play bass. I liked it so much I kept it, and bought him another one. It's not just an excellent first bass, it's an excellent bass altogether.

                 
                4.0

                Have bought 4 Hofners even though they won't make some lefty

                By Flem

                from Detroit

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Flat Sound
                  • Why no LEFT HANDED. The most famous player is!

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts

                  Comments about Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar:

                  I'm left handed, so I can't tell you how well it plays, because I have to play it upside down due to the fact that these aren't made LEFT HANDED. So Aggravating.

                   
                  1.0

                  Ignition LTD Electric Bass Guitar

                  By Pedro

                  from Kitchener Ontario Canada

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flat Sound
                    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar:

                      The Guitar arrived with a bow in the neck, and the action set way too high... Was basically unplayable... Hardware on the unit was low quality as well. Machine heads are cheap and the guitar does not stay in tune... Very disapointed with unit and will request to return for money back....

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      The colour is wrong!

                      By Hofner Harlot

                      from Chicago

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Rock Concerts
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar:

                        I've played this instrument. The pink is actually purple. If it was truly pink, I would have bought it on the spot!
                        Are people in Asia colour blind?
                        Below, is a photo of a PINK HOFNER!

                         
                        5.0

                        Nothing better for the money

                        By Ed

                        from Atkinson, NH

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • 60's bass tones a plenty!!
                        • Change to flatwound strings, get teacup knobs
                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Pick Up
                        • Good Tone
                        • Solid Electronics

                        Cons

                        • Just don't drop it, its a hollowbody

                        Best Uses

                        • Classic 60's and 70' bands
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Rock Concerts

                        Comments about Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar:

                        It's a Hofner

                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great Bass at a very reasonable price.

                        By Long past using nick names

                        from Watertown, New York

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Pick Up
                        • Good Tone
                        • Solid Electronics

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Recording
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar:

                          A Hofner at a great price - can't beat it.

                           
                          4.0

                          Great price !!!

                          By Shredder C

                          from PA

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Feel
                          • Good Pick Up
                          • Good Tone
                          • Solid Electronics

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing
                            • School Bands
                            • Small Venues

                            Comments about Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar:

                            Good bass for the price . Love the warm tone from the semi-hollow body.

                            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Love this bass....very light since it's completely hollow!

                            By Thomas

                            from NY, NY

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Fun To Play
                            • Good Feel
                            • Good Pick Up
                            • Good Tone
                            • Solid Electronics

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • Small Venues

                              Comments about Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar:

                              Great instrument...very pleased with the build quality! Might change to tea cup knobs. Definitely good buy for the money!

                              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great bass!

                              By Travis

                              from Louisville, KY

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fun To Play
                              • Good Feel

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Jamming
                                • Practicing
                                • Recording
                                • Small Venues

                                Comments about Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar:

                                Sounds great!

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