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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
 
3.4

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

59%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (5)
  • Flat sound (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (6)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (5)

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!

Reviewed by 17 customers

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(10 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Cheap China product

By Stackimo

from Fort Myers, Florida

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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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      Verified Buyer

      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.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love this bass.

        By Slappin' da bass

        from Kentucky

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        See all my reviews

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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.

          (1 of 5 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!

            (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.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  no.....i wrote a review already and they chose not to share

                  By R.Singer

                  from Iowa

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play

                  Cons

                  • Poor Pick Up
                  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar:

                    pickups are worthless, I have to run my amp at full gain to get any volume. Hofner tech support/customer service is worhless. MF was no help because I was 10 days over the 45 return policy. Made me rethink doing further business with them based on lack of loyalty. I tried to post a review on this and how disappointed I was with Musiciansfriend after this purchase but for some reason it disappeared and was never posted.

                     
                    1.0

                    Good luck with this

                    By Tj. Morris

                    from Argillite Ky.

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                    • Fret Buzz
                    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar:

                      Blew out a set of flat wounds . Brand new musicians friend would not replace them . Then ordered short scale and they still wouldn't fit ! Got them on now they will be on there for life.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      With my recent experience....NO

                      By R.Singer

                      from Iowa

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                      Pros

                      • Had decent tone and fun to play

                      Cons

                      • mine was faulty or it has extremely weak pickups
                      • Poor Pick Up

                      Best Uses

                      • I was so angry with it I won't use it or sell it

                      Comments about Hofner Ignition LTD Violin Electric Bass Guitar:

                      I have to crank the gain so high on my amplifiers that they over heat. I realize it's an inexpensive bass but give me a break. I had cheaper stuff that worked better

                       
                      4.0

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

                      By Flem

                      from Detroit

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                      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

                        About Me Experienced

                        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....

                             
                            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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