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Hofner HIBB Ignition Violin Electric Bass

An iconic Hofner violin bass for an incredible price, the hollowbody HIBB sports the classic control panel, wooden bridge, and Hofner-style tailpiece. (9) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Hofner HIBB Ignition Sunburst
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Features: What it does for you:
Spruce top Articulate tone, projects well, resists scratches
Flamed maple back and sides Beautiful grain, crisp and responsive tone
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Fully hollow body Single tone chamber, resonant and alive sound

Hofner HIBB Ignition Electric Bass

Taking a lead from their '70s Violin Bass models, the Hofner HIBB Ignition Violin Bass lets you get your hands on one of the world's iconic guitars. In contrast to the HCT model, this version has a full hollow body, and of course comes with the famous Hofner control panel, wooden bridge and Hofner-style tailpiece. The Hofner Ignition Violin bass comes at the perfect price point for players requiring the classic Hofner sound on a budget.

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Body
- Wood Top: Spruce
- Wood Back: Flame Maple
- Wood Sides: Flame Maple
- Centerblock: None

Neck:
- Wood: Maple/Beech/Maple
- Fingerboard
- Wood: Rosewood
- Scale: 30"/76 cm
- Nut Width: 42 mm
- Number Of Frets: 22

Hardware:
- Pickup Neck: Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel
- Pickup Bridge: Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 14 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): HOF HI-BB-SB
Hofner Warranty ´╗┐The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for two years and labor for two years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 973-335-7888
zZounds Expert Review
The Hofner Violin bass is iconic, made famous by a certain bass-playing Beatle. The Hofner HIBB Ignition has the look and sound of the famous German bass at a more affordable price. Out of the box, this bass was very easy to play. It was very light, and the small neck was easy to get around. The real magic of the Hofner Ignition bass is plugging it in -- it had that great round thumpy sound. For the look and sound of a classic bass at a great price, you can't beat the Hofner HIBB Ignition Bass.

- Martin, Bass Specialist, zZounds Guitar Expert Team

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"Hofner Ignition Bass"
Overall: Don't let the price fool you. This Hofner bass is a joy to play and sounds great.The finish is beautiful. I changed out the black volume control knobs with aftermarket "tea cup" style knobs for about $8.00. I would recommend buying La Bella Deep Talkin' Bass strings. They are flat wound and specifically designed for the Hofner bass short neck. With the correct amp, this bass can sound funky with treble or very deep with good sustain and everything in between. No need to spend thousands on the more expensive Hofners. This is a winner.
Style of Music: Classic Rock/Modern Country
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Overall: I bought this for my 8-year-old son, who has been playing for about a year. I have several Hofner's and he loves them, so I figured this one would be perfect for him to learn on. I had to do a little set up, lowering the bridge, changing the strings over to La Bella Flatwouds, and adjusting the intonation (which takes a lot of time and patients, but will intonate perfectly). It sounds great, with or without an amp. I has a very smooth action once you get the strings changed. The quality and finish seem good and the price can't be beat. it has a great McCartney sound, and sounds better than my hofner HTC, well, i can't say better, but it sound closer to an original 500/1 because it is fully hollow. buy it, you will have a lot of fun with it.
Style of Music: Rock
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