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Hofner Violin Bass
21 December 2013
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LongHairedLady
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I have been playing guitar for about a year now.  I really enjoy it and I am going to continue, but I am also very interested in learning the bass.

In January I am going to rent one (along with an amp) for a month to see how I like it.  If I do I would really like to buy a Hofner.  Does anyone here own one?  I can see that they are a little pricey, probably between $400 and $600 Canadian.  I think it would totally be worth it.  

 

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22 December 2013
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IveJustSeenAFaceo
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I play bass, it's great, doesn't get a lot of glory. (Except in the Beatles case) Don't know about a Hofner, they are pretty expensive. I'm looking to try to learn guitar at some point. Hope you like bass! 

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23 December 2013
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LongHairedLady
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
I play bass, it's great, doesn't get a lot of glory. (Except in the Beatles case) Don't know about a Hofner, they are pretty expensive. I'm looking to try to learn guitar at some point. Hope you like bass! 

Thanks, me too!

I hear that style is light and easy to play.  I'm renting an Epiphone in the new year:

These are around $350 anyways, so another $150ish more to get a Hofner isn't much difference.  Can't wait!  a-hard-days-night-paul-8

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

15 February 2014
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12StringKing
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Never played one outright, but fumbling around with one in the guitar shops, I'm extremely offput by the light-weightness of it. I feel like I'm going to snap it in half as I hold it. I love the idea of the violin bass, but it astounds me that McCartney played this thing as long as he did. Obviously his was much better built, though I have to imagine that the basic features on a replica are the same.

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