Hofner HI-BB Violin 'Beatle' Bass Guitar
Hofner’s best selling classic electric bass guitar, the ‘Beatle Bass’, Ignition Series, in Black. Taking a lead from their 1970’s Violin Bass models, the Ignition Violin Bass guitars from Hofner let you get your hands on an iconic guitar. This model has a fully hollow body and of course comes with the famous Hofner control panel, wooden bridge and Hofner style tailpiece.
The sound of a Violin Bass is unlike any other bass. When used with flatwound strings it produces a distinctive deep and penetrating thud not unlike an upright double bass. This sound can be used to emulate those pop sounds of the 1960s or slightly overdriven in a modern rock band to provide a deep driving bass. It is also commonly used today in studios for recording bass lines for dance music. It has also seen increasing use in reggae bands where a deep driving bass is always wanted. Despite being one of the smallest basses available it easily produces massive bass lines and is remarkably versatile.