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Hofner Shorty Electric Bass Black

Item #: 
1346078188493
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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

Available 01-05-2018 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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CZK 4,68200
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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
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

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(9 of 11 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.

(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.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hofner Shorty Electric Bass

By Russ

from O.C., CA

About Me Experienced

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.

    (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

      About Me Experienced

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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

        Good practice bass guitar.

        By JT

        from Chester, VA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Bass:

          I was looking for a small bass guitar to practice with. This seems to be a fit!

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