Höfner Ignition Violin Bass Sunburst

Miscellaneous 4-String Basses | Product code: HI-BB-SB | ID: 234110

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Höfner Ignition Violin Bass Sunburst

The 500/1 Violin Bass was first shown to the public at the Frankfurt Muiskmesse in 1956. It has been in continuous production ever since. Designed by Walter Höfner as an alternative to the upright double bass it fulfilled this aim and much more. It leapt to worldwide fame when Paul McCartney was seen playing one with The Beatles in the early 1960s. Today the 500/1 is offered in a number of models from the budget Ignition version through to the handmade German built re-issues and Gold label specials.

Its short scale (30in) and ultra lightweight has found favour with many professionals over the years. The sound of a Violin Bass is unlike any other bass. When used with flatwound strings it produces a distinctive deep and penetrating thud not unlike an upright double bass. This sound can be used to emulate those pop sounds of the 1960s or slightly overdriven in a modern rock band to provide a deep driving bass. It is also commonly used today in studios for recording bass lines for dance music. It has also seen increasing use in reggae bands where a deep driving bass is always wanted. Despite being one of the smallest basses available it easily produces massive bass lines and is remarkably versatile. Taking a lead from Höfner´s 70s Violin Bass models the Ignition Violin Bass guitars from Höfner let you get your hands on one of the world's iconic guitars. In contrast to the HCT model this version has a fully hollow body and of course comes with the famous Hofner control panel, wooden bridge and Hofner style tailpiece. The Hofner Ignition Violin bass comes at the perfect price point for players requiring the classic Hofner sound on a budget. Finish: Sunburst

Specs
Body
Shape Ignition Violin Bass
Wood Top Spruce
Soundhole
Wood Back Flame Maple
Wood Sides Flame Maple
Binding Top White
Binding Back White
Binding Sides White
Centerblock None
Neck Wood Maple
Construction One Piece
Headstock Shape Ignition Violin/Club Bass
Logo and Artwork Script
Neck Joint Hofner Violin/Club Bass Set Neck
Joint At 16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret 21mm
Thickness Neck + FB Near Heel 22mm
Heel Cap
Fingerboard Wood Rosewood
Scale 30"/76cm
Nut Width 42mm
Width At 12th Fret 50mm
Inlays Dots
Binding White
Side Dots Yes
Number Of Frets 22
Bridge Material Rosewood
Type Hofner Fretted
Hardware Tuners Single Nickel
Tuner Buttons Pearl finish
Tailpiece Trapeze Nickel
Nut Material Plastic
Pickguard Pearloid plastic
Pickup Neck Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel
Pickup Middle
Pickup Bridge Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel
Potentiometer Knobs Black
Strings Hofner Round Wound
Approximate Weight Kg 2,3kg
   

Parameters and specifications

Handedness

Right Handed

Number of Strings

4x, Steel

Original Colour by Producer

Sunburst

Body

Maple

Neck

Maple

Fretboard

Rosewood

Number of Frets

22

Top

Spruce

Bridge/Tremolo

Rosewood

Electronics

Passive

Nut Width (mm)

42

Made in

Germany

Overall score based on 5 user reviews:

4,45

Do you own Höfner Ignition Violin Bass Sunburst or have you had a chance to try it?

Anthony D.

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2017-05-26

Jánosné G.

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2018-01-02

Márton K.

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2017-12-14

Sajnos kibontottam és van egy szépséghiba a hangszeren: a lakkozás alatt a festék egy kis helyen el van kenődve. Nagyon nem örültem neki, majdnem visszaküldtedm, mert hát azért eléggé ront az összhatáson, hogy nem egy gyártó szalagról lejött "tökéletes" basszusgitárt kaptam. Mintha használt lenne. De aztán nem akartam már variálni, meg ettől függetlenül zenész módjára beleszerettem... de azért erre jobb lenne ha a jövőben odafigyelnének, hogy hibás, selejtes, esztétikailag problémás hangszert ne adjanak ki,

Ján Č.

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2016-12-14

Primož S.

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2016-11-23
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