Re: Hofner Bass Strings


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Posted by Ray Fierro on January 05, 2001 at 14:59:10:

In Reply to: Re: Hofner Bass Strings posted by Don on November 20, 2000 at 09:30:45:

: : I recently purchased a Hofner Beatle Bass and found that my local music store does not carry strings for it. I was wondering what the best kind of strings to get and where to get them. I would prefer a good flat-wound string. I have e-mailed Boosey & Hawakes but they just do not reply.....HELP

: I own a Hofner and have always bought my strings through Chuck Levin's in Silver Spring, Md.They are factory Hofner strings.I have also had many problems with the low e going flat and unravelling.I have to tune it to almost f to get any decent sound from it
: -Don-

I have recently purchased a Hofner V63 Bass and found that the factory strings were bad right out of the box.The low E string was almost inaudible. I was ready to return the bass right away. I have been playing Bass for a while and decided to try a set of strings which I normally use on my Fender Precision. I want to tell you they sound great! They are Rotosound swing bass long scale round wounds. The only minor problem I encountered was that the Low E goes only so far into the hole for the tuning peg, because the Low E is .105 in thickness. Compared to .100 for the Hofner. So far the bright clean sound hasn't diminished one bit. I know the brighter sound isn't for everybody, but if you compensate on your amp settings you might still get the sound you want. If all else fails try giving North Coast Music in Milwaukee,WI. a try they not only have strings they have parts and accessories for Hofner guitars and basses.I believe they can be reached at doctorvox@aol.com. Let me know if you have any success.

Ray


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