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Hofner Shorty Electric Bass Black

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The Shorty bass offers the same classic warm Hofner bass tone with a single Hofner humbucker bridge pickup. It offers full-scale length combined with such small overall dimensions that it can be taken... Read More

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Overview

The Shorty bass offers the same classic warm Hofner bass tone with a single Hofner humbucker bridge pickup. It offers full-scale length combined with such small overall dimensions that it can be taken anywhere. Other features include a basswood body with a bolt-on maple neck, a rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, and a fixed metal tailpiece/bridge. Available in black.

Features
  • Basswood body
  • One piece bolt-on maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Dot inlays
  • 24 Frets
  • Metal fixed tailpiece/bridge
  • Single nickel tuners
  • Pearl tuner buttons
  • Fixed tailpiece/bridge
  • Plastic nut
  • Hofner humbucker bridge pickup
  • Black chrome potentiometer knobs
  • Includes gig bag
Specifications
  • Thickness neck + FB at 1st fret: 21mm
    Thickness neck + FB near heel: 25mm
    Scale: 30"/76cm
    Nut width: 42mm
    Width at 12th fret: 54mm
    Action bass string at 12th fret: 3mm
    Action treble string at 12th fret: 2mm
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HofnerShorty Electric Bass
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Short and Simple

By Dr. T

from Walnut Creek, CA

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Top-heavy

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Traveling

Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Bass:

Build quality was better than I expected for the price point, and it worked just peachy right out of the box. The solitary tone control provided a surprisingly broad range of sound from the single pickup (who needs a bazillion knobs and switches on a travel/practice instrument?).
The neck felt very firm, with clean and precise action, but is so much heavier than the tiny hollow body that there is no way it will ever balance on a strap like a full-size solid body instrument. I just rest my forearm heavily on the body to hold it in place, and use a nice cushiony strap to minimize neck/shoulder fatigue.
After playing for a few minutes I headed over to the nearest GC for some Elixir strings (personal fave) but then discovered that the stock tuning machines wouldn't take normal bass strings - they are regular guitar machines. (This would complicate finding replacement strings in the future...)
I consulted with the GC tech, then bought a set of bass tuning machines to install myself. A drill press (masking tape on the hole to minimize chipping the gel coat) opened up the headstock holes to accommodate the bass pegs (don't try a hand-held drill).
BTW the E-string was too long to wind on the leader, but it only unraveled a little bit and seems to be working okay.
Overall I am pleased with the Hofner Shorty. Would have given it 4 stars if it came configured for normal bass strings.

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5.0

plays and sounds choice!

By Lukedonovanmusic

from Carlsbad, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Bass:

    This is a nice little bass! sounds amazing and plays perfectly out of the box. I just had to tune it. Really nice and easy and fun to play

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    5.0

    Awesome bass!

    By JustinVrox

    from Berkeley, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Bass:

      using for practice, travel and even gigs. The sound is killer, price is killer and looks are killer. Plays great!

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      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      GREAT FOR FREQUENT TRAVELER!

      By Jermaine Turner

      from Jacksonville, FL

      Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Bass:

      I received my Bass and Immediately took it on a trip with me. Unlike my Ibenez Bass the Shorty fit Perfectly in the Overhead of even the small Regional Jets. Now I do not have the hesitation of carrying my bass so that I can practice while sitting around the hotel. It is much smaller than a regular size and being a bigger guy it takes some gettting use to. Functionally the Shorty is Just what the Frequent Traveler needs to remain consistent. Sound is also very good.

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