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The Contemporary Club bass arrived in good shape and in the hard-shell Hofner case equipped with a hygrometer. The overall workmanship was good; the high-gloss finish was stunning while the nut was cut haphazardly, although with a zero fret, it's not a problem. I replaced the strings with LaBella flats that are made for the Hofner violin and club basses--choose these, you won't regret it.
Now the bad news. If yours is like mine, you will find the action way too high, and a truss rod adjustment will not do a thing. I had to have the bridge removed and sanded down, which cost me $100 but resulted in good playability. Of course, you could do this yourself and save money, but be aware of the hazard of taking off too much wood, or letting the strings touch the lower pickup.
Some players will like the trebley sound of the bridge pickup--if you want the fuzz tone of "Think for Yourself" you'll love it. I don't. But the neck pickup is fantastically responsive and produces huge tone.