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NOW £400 1964 Hofner 182/Professional Solid Bass FS "Diamond" Pickups

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For sale is my 1962** Hofner/Selmer 182/Professional solid body bass w/ original Diamond Logo Pickups.

The bass is not all original but still has a lot of original features. A previous owner has refinished the body in white and fitted a crescent-shaped rest to the body. Other than that, the hardware, pickups, controls etc all seem to be the ones originally bestowed upon it. Volume and tone pots are generally functional but a bit loose and noisy. I suspect it's nothing a soldering iron and a touch of patience can't fix. Frets all appear to be in good condition and the bass is currently strung with light round-wound strings.

The bass plays really nicely and has tonnes of vintage character!

Cash on collection only from South-East London. Can also include the basic gig bag sold to me with the bass. Offers considered.

** According the Hofner list of serial numbers, this particular bass is actually dated around 1962 (http://www.hofner.com/media/wysiwyg//Serial_Numbers/selmer_numbers.pdf)















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I've never seen one with that shaped scratch-plate and those 4 controls laid out like that. They ones I've seen have 2 controls on a control plate like the Beatle Bass.

Great basses these, really nice to play!

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5 hours ago, MoonBassAlpha said:

I've never seen one with that shaped scratch-plate and those 4 controls laid out like that. They ones I've seen have 2 controls on a control plate like the Beatle Bass.

Great basses these, really nice to play!

It was a struggle to even find even a photo of another one, but one site has it down as the "Professional Twin-pickup" model... though I don't think they made these for a very long time. Lovely little bass, really like the feel of the neck on this one!

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9 hours ago, BassBod said:

Love that Hipster tug bar 🤓

I was trying to think of a good euphemism for it. It wasn't the idea of this hipster!

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51 minutes ago, goffman said:

I was trying to think of a good euphemism for it. It wasn't the idea of this hipster!

Not a euphemism - that was Fender’s official name, when they were on the...er..G string side..😳

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