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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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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
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
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    • Experienced (4)

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(8 of 9 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.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Short and Simple

By Dr. T

from Walnut Creek, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome bass!

    By JustinVrox

    from Berkeley, CA

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    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!

       
      5.0

      Hofner Shorty Electric Bass

      By Russ

      from O.C., CA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Bass:

        This new model from Hofner was worth the extended wait.

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