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    Hofner Icon B Violin Bass Guitar

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    Overall User Ratings

    Overall:
    ********.** 8.1 out of 10
    Quality:
    *******.*** 7.3 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    ********.** 8.4 out of 10
    Ease of Use:
    ********** 7.6 out of 10
    Features:
    ********** 7.7 out of 10
    Value:
    ********** 8.6 out of 10
    Sound:
    ********** 8.5 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    ********** 8 out of 10

     

    User Reviews for Hofner Icon B Electric Bass


    Overall:
    **********8 out of 10
    Features:
    **********8 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********7 out of 10
    Value:
    **********8 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********9 out of 10
    Ease of Use:
    **********7 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********8 out of 10

    100% of users found this reviews helpful (10 votes).

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    By a customer from yahoo.com

    Submitted: 11/6/2007

    Style of Music: christian country

    Experience: hobbyist, sonngwriter and home recordist

    "You get what you pay for...and this gives you a little more"

    This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.

    Sound:
    rich deep tone...more precise than the other knock-offs...especially the rogue which is heavier and more solid. The Icon B wieghs less and has more 'space' between the front and back giving it a more pronounced Hofner sound...play with an Ampeg SVT 200T head and an BHLF410 cabinet and the bottom end is quite pronounced. Staple pick-ups outweigh any of the other imitation models...it is longer than most of the other similar bass models..closer to the Hofner size
    Feature:
    The Chinese made Icon B has the control panel backwards but all the switches and buttons function...for the price this is an amazing instrument
    Ease of Use:
    Action was set too high from the factory...lowering it was simple and the playability is quite easy
    Quality:
    Finish is rough in spots...I'm just thnkful the major bugs have been worked out...I am really happy with the bass
    Manufacturer Support:
    N/A
    Value:
    Yes
    The Wow Factor:
    Beatle fans who have musical aspirations will love it
    Overall:
    I see another Hofner upgrade model...for twice the price and I'm willing to bet it plays exactly the same as this model...unless you're getting the real thing...stay in the $300 price range and you'll be happy
    Overall:
    **********8 out of 10
    Features:
    **********7 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********8 out of 10
    Value:
    **********9 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********8 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********9 out of 10
    Ease of Use:
    **********8 out of 10

    100% of users found this reviews helpful (2 votes).

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    By a customer from yahoo.com

    Submitted: 4/1/2010

    Style of Music: classic rock

    Experience: Professional

    "Nice Bass for the price"

    This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.

    Sound:
    I bought it as a lark and got a great price from Same Day. I bought the "seconds" one on sale for a chunk off the price. It arrived a day before I expected it. I was at the Vet with my Pup when the UPS guy walked in and I asked jokingly if he had anything for me. He brought in the Guitar. Anyway, I got it home and had to set the entire thing up. Neck was bowed and strings were loose. Good thing I have rebuilt Guitars before. I didn't realise that it had a floating bridge like a Violin! Took me awhile to get the right placement on the bridge. The strings that come with it totally suck. The A and D broke as I was tuning it. Both Dogs are afraid of it now. Bought a set of Fender strings. Local store was out of D'Addario. FINALLY got it set up and tuned and played it through my Yamaha Studio Amp. Very nice. Very, very nice. Yeah, I spent 4+ hours getting it to work but it was worth it. It's amazingly well balanced and sounds MUCH better than the originals from the 60's.
    Feature:
    It came with a cord and Allan wrench. I really needed the wrench to adujust the neck. The thing could use a manual but since I bought a "second" maybe the manual was just missing.
    Ease of Use:
    Sounds are better than expected. I like the slim neck.
    Quality:
    Looks like a lot of care was involved in putting it together.
    Manufacturer Support:
    Haven't dealt with Hofner before
    Value:
    Good Guitar for the price.
    The Wow Factor:
    Looks good for the Beatlemaniac. I'm still a Fender person.
    Overall:
    I'll keep it and pass it on to my kids
    Overall:
    **********8 out of 10
    Features:
    **********8 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********7 out of 10
    Value:
    **********9 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********8 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********8 out of 10
    Ease of Use:
    **********8 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********8 out of 10

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    By a customer from comcast.net

    Submitted: 1/19/2007

    Style of Music: Rock, Country, Blues, Folk

    Experience: 30+

    "I Love This Bass"

    Sound:
    With todays procesers you can get as good a sound from this modlen as with the most costly version. It's playablity is fantastic and you won't get shoulder fatuge for this light and comfortable bass. I have compared it to several other basses I own and it is my favorite. It has deep bottom end and crisp high when moving up the neck. For the money you can't beat it. I've been playing for many, many years so I kow what I'm talking about.
    Feature:
    I wish they made a 5 string version. The workmanship is a 7 but the electronics could be better. I was getting sone noise from the pickup selection switches but I solved that by replacing it with the more expense modeles switch, very easy changout. There is nor much to compain about concidering how much I paid for it. Just handle with care like you would any hollow body bass and you'll be fine.
    Ease of Use:
    Plays well after adjustment to the bridge level and intonation, and replacing the strings. Anyone can figure out the feature after 1\2 hr of playing with it. After the switch changeout the sounds from this bass were excellent.
    Quality:
    Hey it's a $350 bass but still it looks and feels like a much more expense bass. Since making the changes I mentioned it has never given me any trouble at all. I love it.
    Manufacturer Support:
    Sale person I dealt with didn't have much experience in basses. But overal the service was as good as anywhere.
    Value:
    Very good Value but the should throw in a gig bag.
    The Wow Factor:
    The girls love this bass.
    Overall:
    Ask me after a couple more years. Right now it's my favorite bass, no shoulder fatue and great sound. We'll see hoe it hold up.
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