Ignition Violin Beatle Bass + Case

$895.00 inc GST

Brand: Hofner

SKU: 01-HI-BB-SB-0

Hofner Ignition Series Sunburst Vintage Violin Bass – aka the iconic “Beatle Bass” – including a Hofner Shaped Hardcase.

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Hofner Ignition Violin Beatle Bass – Sunburst inc Case

Taking a lead from their 70s Violin Bass models, the Hofner Ignition Violin Bass guitar lets you get your hands on one of the world’s iconic basses – move over Sir Paul McCartney!

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 & iconic look at a very affordable price.
 


The 500/1 Hofner 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. Paul McCartney was seen playing one with The Beatles in the early 1960s & it leapt to worldwide fame. Hence, it earned the often-used nickname of a Beatle Bass.
 
The sound of a Violin Bass is unlike any other bass. By using 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 you can slightly overdrive the tone in a modern rock band setting to provide a deep driving bass. The “Beatle Bass” 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.

Shipping Dimensions

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 1200 × 400 × 200 mm

Instrument: Ignition Bass
Model: HI-BB-SB
Category Term Description
Body Shape Ignition Violin Bass
Wood Top Spruce
Soundhole None
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 None
Pickup Bridge Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel
Potentiometer Knobs Black
Strings Hofner Round Wound
Approximate Weight Kg 2,3
Setup Action Bass String at 12th Fret 3mm
Action Treble String at 12th Fret 2mm

Shipping Dimensions

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 1200 × 400 × 200 mm

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