Hofner Ignition Club Bass - Translucent Black

4-string Hollowbody Electric Bass with Spruce Top, Flame Maple Back and Sides, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Translucent Black
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True Vintage Thump

There are so many reasons to own this four-string, short scale, hollowbody Hofner Ignition Club electric bass guitar. Are you needing a bass to capture that elusive old-school thump? Maybe you want the sound of an upright bass, but don't have the room on the gig for one. Or possibly you just grew up with the classic tones this bass has to offer. Well, Sweetwater wants to put the sound of your heroes in your hands, with the Hofner Ignigtion Club Bass. And at way less than vintage prices. Get that sound with the Hofner Ignition Club Bass.

Hofner Ignition Club Electric Bass Guitar at a Glance:
  • From the company that brought you the originals
  • Takes you back to those great vintage sounds
  • Fit, finish, electronics, and playability are all top notch
From the company that brought you the originals

Hofner wrote the book on the short scale hollowbody style of electric bass guitar. In the hands of Sir Paul McCartney, they helped change the world with their designs. If you close your eyes and remember all of those classic bass lines filling out and propelling the rock 'n' roll soundtrack, this is that sound. And no one knows that sound sound better than Hofner. There's been a lot of imitators, but only one true original. Don't play an imitation of the sound you're after. Play the real deal.

Takes you back to those great vintage sounds

This bass is not about cutting through, it's about that thump, that pulse, and that ever-present low end push that really can only be achieved with this style of bass guitar. The sound of the short scale, hollowbody Hofner Ignition Club electric bass guitar brings you back to the golden days of rock and roll, but will also help you fit in beautifully within today's folk, indie, jazz, and americana scenes, and so much more. That's why so many bassists have found their sound using a Hofner bass. And hey, if they're good enough for Paul, they're good enough for us.

Fit, finish, electronics, and playability are all top notch

One thing that's universally praised about these Hofner basses is that the fit and finish are just about flawless. Not only that, but the electronics package are as good as you could ask for. Not necessarily always the case with vintage instruments. And not bad for a bass that costs about much as you would pay for a vintage equivelant's tuning key. You'll get a great playing, great feeling bass with all the vibe of yesterday, but with all the reliability of today.

Hofner Ignition Club Electric Bass Guitar Features:
  • Short scale hollowbody bass from a company that helped change the world
  • Hear and feel the warm round tone from the fully hollowbody
  • The shorter scale length delivers classic thump
  • Electronics offer on/off switches and a solo/rhythm switch
  • Hofner "staple" pickups give the authentic Hofner sound
  • All the vintage goodness, for a very non-vintage price
The Ignition Club Bass is a great choice when older warm tones are the goal.

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Bass Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Body Shape Club
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Translucent Black
Body Material Spruce top with Flamed Maple back/sides
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Set neck
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 30"
Nut Width 1.653"
Nut Material Plastic
Bridge/Tailpiece Rosewood bridge with trapeze nickel tailpiece
Tuners Nickel open-gear tuners with pearl buttons
Neck Pickup Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel
Bridge Pickup Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x slide switches (Bass On, Treble On), 1 x slide rhythm/solo switch
Manufacturer Part Number HI-CB-TBK -no case

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Nice Sound

Very nice instrument however you must change strings to flat wound...light gauge Beatle bass strings. Be sure you have a good guitar tech look at the bass as well. Great sound and the price is a winner.
See also: Hofner, Hofner 4-string Bass Guitars