Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on February 12, 2002 at 08:15:28:
In Reply to: Re: Strange Hofner bass posted by Matt on February 11, 2002 at 11:02:17:
: : I'm not absolutely sure, but I seem to recall seeing a bass like that in Hofner's ads from the late 70's or early 80's; I don't recall if it had the logo like yours, though.
: Thank you! You may be right - I suspect that the bass could be a little later than I first thougt. After all it doesn't look very old, at least not to me. However I find it quite interresting. It doesn't seem to be too common!
I did a little more looking, and it turns out that your bass is a variant of the 500/1 called the 500/1M, and it has a built-in preamp.
There's a pic of one on GuitarBase (www.gbase.com); the URL is: http://www.gbase.com/gearlist/guitar_picture.asp?guitar=2891
Hope that helps!
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