Hofner Ignition Ed Sullivan Show LTD Electric Bass  

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HofnerIgnition Ed Sullivan Show LTD Electric Bass
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

absolutly worth it

By Gage

from iowa

Site Member

Comments about Hofner Ignition Ed Sullivan Show LTD Electric Bass:

This bass is extremely good for the price. I love this bass

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Beatle Bass

By Mark

from The Villages, FL

Site Member

Comments about Hofner Ignition Ed Sullivan Show LTD Electric Bass:

I recently began playing in a Beatles fan club group and, of course, just had to have a Hofner. I had previously played a Peavey Foundation and this was quite a change. First of all, it's LIGHT weight...a welcome change from a solid body bass. Secondly it is short scale which is easier for us "altitude challenged" folks. I changed the strings right off to Labella flat wounds made specifically for this bass (just like Macca uses) and this made a huge difference in both the playing and the sound. If you do change the strings BE SURE to get strings made specifically for this short scale bass. Others just will not sound right. I had to angle the bridge to obtain proper intonation on all strings but that's no big deal. It stays in tune great if you initially install the strings properly and pre stretch them. To me the color on this model is much better looking than the regular Icon sunburst model. I removed the silly sticker on the pick guard, changed the knobs to the teacup ones and did some other cosmetic changes making it look more like the German made basses. I've had this for about six months now and I have had no problems with it at all either electrically or mechanically. If you are into the British Invasion music, this bass is a must.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Beatle Bass

By Mark

from The Villages, FL

Site Member

Comments about Hofner Ignition Ed Sullivan Show LTD Electric Bass:

I recently began playing in a Beatles fan club group and, of course, just had to have a Hofner. I had previously played a Peavey Foundation and this was quite a change. First of all, it's LIGHT weight...a welcome change from a solid body bass. Secondly it is short scale which is easier for us ""altitude challenged"" folks. I changed the strings right off to Labella flat wounds made specifically for this bass (just like Macca uses) and this made a huge difference in both the playing and the sound. If you do change the strings BE SURE to get strings made specifically for this short scale bass. Others just will not sound right. I had to angle the bridge to obtain proper intonation on all strings but that's no big deal. It stays in tune great if you initially install the strings properly and pre stretch them. To me the color on this model is much better looking than the regular Icon sunburst model. I removed the silly sticker on the pick guard, changed the knobs to the teacup ones and did some other cosmetic changes making it look more like the German made basses. I've had this for about six months now and I have had no problems with it at all either electrically or mechanically. If you are into the British Invasion music, this bass is a must.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I am a very happy owner of this Hofner bass.

By John

from Elgin, Illinois

Comments about Hofner Ignition Ed Sullivan Show LTD Electric Bass:

This bass is absolutely fantastic. It has everything you could want in a bass. It is first of all a collector's piece, get it while you can. Secondly, it plays like a lead guitar. Third, it is show stopping lovely looking musical instrument. And forth it is light and you don't need an amp to hear it. Finally fifth, it's a Hofner, need I say more?

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Beautiful look. Sounds good too.

By william

from Huntington Station, NY

Comments about Hofner Ignition Ed Sullivan Show LTD Electric Bass:

The Ed Sullivan Icon/Ignition model is actually way more attractive in person than the photos. And it's much better looking than the boring Icon with it's black edges quickly fading into a bright sunburst yellow. The finish on this one makes it look more expensive. Now, that being said, this is still an Icon. It's hollow and feels like a feather. There's no weight to it since there's no block in the body like in the Contemporary and up. But, the sound is woody and what you'd expect from a more expensive Hofner. I purchased this online from GC and after a quick set-up and installation of medium guage D'Addario flatwounds, the bass looks, plays, feels, and sounds excellent. The workmanship is very good and I can't find any flaws on mine, even small ones. Now, most bass players get this just to own one and use it occasionally, as opposed to using it as their go-to instrument. Afterall, I'd judge it to be pretty fragile due to it being lightweight and hollow. As a showpiece that's used sometimes, it doesn't fail to get compliments wherever I take it. If it's going to be a novelty instrument in your collection, don't get the Ignition/Icon...get the Ed Sullivan. The I/I looks common, like every other Rogue, Epiphone, violin-type bass. The Ed Sullivan is unique. Forget the tackiness of the dumb sticker on the pick guard and the wording on back of the head. This bass' look and playability (after the set-up) is what makes it easily worth the money.

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