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Item Reviews for: Hofner Icon B Violin Electric Bass Guitar  -  HOF ICONBB LIST

Beautiful instrument
By: Randy from Whittier, Ca., U.S.A.      Submitted: 9/2/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? This bass appears to be well built and has a great fit and finish. I bought it as a dent and scratch item and I have yet to find any flaw in it whatsoever. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? The finish and the appearance is beautiful. I particularly like the small neck, making those wide bass notes easier to reach. General Your general opinion of this product. I am more than satisfied with the Hofner. I think this bass really exceeded my expectations. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Again, I have yet to change to the flat wound strings, but as is, the bass has a mellow sound, rather smooth Finish How did the stain or paint job look? I can't describe how happy I am with the finish on this instrument. It's gorgeous! For the price of this bass I don't see how it can be done. I am a woodworker also and I know what it takes to achieve a finish like this and I'm amazed.
I LIKE IT!!
By: T.S. from Bronx, NY USA      Submitted: 8/27/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Well, I just got it, but I've been playing for 40 years, and can tell when something is made well. This bass is made VERY WELL. Solid feel, and construction. Very light, and comfortable. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? It's not expensively made, but they did a good job. The switches will probably go after a few years, but all in all, if you take care of it, it will last! General Your general opinion of this product. It's awesome for the price, and with the included case, and general instrument care, should last many a gig!!! Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? You can actually get any sound you want with this. I even slapped it, and it spanked nicely! Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Beautiful job on the finish. Not one flaw. Very nice detail as well.
Classic Beatle tone!
By: Jay from Cape Cod, Ma.      Submitted: 1/12/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? I think the quality is excellent. This is a well made instrument. I expect it to be dependable as I take good care of my guitars. No issues out of the box. Everything works perfectly. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? It looks more expensive than the price. German Hofner tone for a few grand less!Buy a set of off white and gold teacup knobs on Ebay. Comes with black knobs. Teacups are correct knobs for this bass. Comes with a decent, locking hardshell case. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Immediately lose the stock strings and buy a set of LaBella deep talking flatwound .39 strings.The bass comes alive with new flatwounds. Instant early Beatles McCartney tone! Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Excellent fit and finish.
Excellent Especially for the Money
By: V. Johin from Nashville, TN      Submitted: 12/24/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? So far it seems to be well made. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? The looks and styling are the best features, because lets face it, people buy these for the style first and foremost. If you want a Beatle Bass on a budget, this is a great deal. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Its round. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The finish and paint was very impressive.
Whim of my childhood
By: Maylo from Ball, Louisiana USA      Submitted: 9/5/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? considering it's a cheap item, is very well done and very dependable Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? lightweight, comfortable to play, and the most handsome bass guitar in the world Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Has a great tone very versatile thata allows you play in different rhythms and styles Finish How did the stain or paint job look? excellent
Value for money - is a German made one really going to be a $1000 plus better ? I think not.
By: Leroy from Glasgow, Scotland, k.little1@ntlworld.com      Submitted: 5/21/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Excellent value Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? I added teacup knobs for that extra Macca vibe. It makes a real difference and, I felt, it was worth the extra $30 Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Full range of tones to suit any style. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Meticulous
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