Putting my Hofner Contemporary Violin Bass in a lovely (and quite rare) Cherry Red up for sale. Really nice instrument - sounds huge with a new set of La Bella's on it & weighs next to nothing. Looking for £300 collected from Newcastle & I'll throw in a Hofner gig bag too. Only selling as I fancy a Hofner Verythin instead, so would be interested in a trade if you have one... 😀
Am selling my Hofner CT (Contemporary) series club bass, is in the more unusual red colour, Hofner CT club basses are usually around £600, this club bass has some fret wear and so could benefit from a fret dress if you are into super low action and for that reason I am offering this bass for the price of £250 which is a bargain especially with the case, there are also some scratches on the finish near the bridge which are covered by the bridge where I stupidly moved the bridge without fully loosening the strings, I will also consider trades for other basses
The bass plays pretty effortlessly, the action is not super low but i have it around 2.5mm E and 2.00mm G at the 17th fret and sounds fine, with the short scale it is plenty playable and the tone is really nice, full but clear, does the warm, thumpy tone really well and excels as McCartney style thump but can also get surprisingly bright and articulate also, I have used it for everything from Beatles tunes to Metal(with rounds obviously), is a great sounding bass but I am playing more aggressive styles of music so I am not using it as often now.
It is currently sporting a set of TI Jazz flats although I think I might have some other flats kicking around if the buyer wants something with a bit more tension. I have swapped out the junky stock tuners for some Hofner rugby ball style tuners usually found on some of the more expensive German Hofners.
Will also consider trades for the following: Classic vibe or Vintage modified basses, Mustang bass, 5 string bass, open to other interesting types of basses
Am able to meet in the London area , feel free to pm me if any questions
Looking to sell this Hofner 182 from 1964.
Superb little bass: vintage, lightweight and versatile. Bought here 2 years ago, not getting used much nowadays, time to move it on!
Comes with case.
Will ship at buyer's expense within Europe.
600 POUNDS / 725 EURO.
Not looking for trades (except maybe short scale fretless or light/small tube amps).
Thanks for looking,
For sale is my 1962** Hofner/Selmer 182/Professional solid body bass w/ original Diamond Logo Pickups.
This is a really cool and unusual sounding bass. Neck pickup has all of the traditional 60s Hofner thump that we know and love and bridge pickup has all the bite and pokey midrange that you'd expect. Both can be blended nicely to give a warm and thumpy sound that sits really nicely in a mix. This is a great lightweight bass, perfect for anyone after something easier to play than a long-scale bass, and would be perfect as a secret weapon in a studio situation (particularly with a bit of foam behind the bridge pickup!) Serial number is in the early 700s so this is a particularly old and rare instrument.
A previous owner has 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 have recently been cleaned and serviced by Andy at Sixty Sixty sounds on London's Denmark St. 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 gauge round-wound strings.
Cash on collection or balance transfer 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 (http://www.hofner.com/media/wysiwyg//Serial_Numbers/selmer_numbers.pdf)