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One for Bassist Barry..
« on: June 17, 2013, 11:44:16 PM »

here ya go mate  ;D

(he has a new Hofner Bass, lucky man)


Paul McCartney teaches bass
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Re: One for Bassist Barry..
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 12:40:01 AM »

I wonder if he gives private lessons.    ;D

It will get here on Wednesday, Kev.  I'm looking forward to its arrival!
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Re: One for Bassist Barry..
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 01:16:03 AM »

This song sounds familiar.    ;)


Hello Goodbye -The Beatles Bass Cover
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Re: One for Bassist Barry..
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 01:54:36 AM »

Paul on the upright bass...

Heartbreak Hotel

Paul McCartney on the Upright Bass








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Re: One for Bassist Barry..
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2013, 03:44:47 AM »

It arrived today!




Hofner 500/1 Vintage '62



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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013, 03:46:08 AM »

It's a wonderful guitar, Kev!
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Re: One for Bassist Barry..
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2013, 05:14:27 AM »

It's a wonderful guitar, Kev!

Looks lovely mate, good on you for a great choice  ;D

It has the zero fret I see

is it fitted with wirewound strings or flats ?

Paul always used flats, if you have flats they never need changing
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Re: One for Bassist Barry..
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 05:02:31 AM »

Thanks, Kev.  It's got flats.  I'm waiting on the amp.

Meanwhile, I'm learning this...


Got To Get You Into My Life -The Beatles (Bass Cover)


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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2013, 05:08:34 AM »

The flash made my guitar look kind of red sunburst.  It's really antique brown sunburst like the Hofner in these videos (and yours).
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Re: One for Bassist Barry..
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2013, 01:57:19 AM »

dont forget Barry that you can use the mogg files, just remove Pauls bass and do your own  ;)
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Re: One for Bassist Barry..
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2013, 02:06:08 AM »

I don't think the world is ready for me yet, Kev.     ;D 
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Re: One for Bassist Barry..
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2013, 06:22:45 AM »

Come Together is a good one to learn Baz
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Re: One for Bassist Barry..
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2013, 07:42:59 AM »

It arrived today!




Hofner 500/1 Vintage '62



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« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2013, 01:46:22 AM »

Wow!!!

Right, Kelley.  I love this guitar!
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Re: One for Bassist Barry..
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2013, 03:54:59 AM »

Come Together is a good one to learn Baz


Kev, it looks like I'm gonna have to go chronologically with Beatles songs.  In a way a lot like Paul did as he transitioned from 6-string guitar to bass.

I've been working on this...


Love Me Do - The Beatles - Bass Cover



I already knew some of the bass string arpeggios for this song which I added playing my Country Gent.  The spacing of the strings, their action, and fretting are so comfortable on the Hofner.  I should have done this years ago!
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Re: One for Bassist Barry..
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2013, 03:58:09 AM »

The Beatles - Love Me Do (HD)




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Re: One for Bassist Barry..
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2013, 07:29:43 AM »

The Hofner is more suited to a guitarist Baz because it has a short scale, whereas the Rick & Fender basses have a long scale ie the frets are wider apart because the neck is longer

Bill Wyman always played short scale basses because he had small hands and short fingers
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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2013, 09:58:40 PM »

I noticed the difference when I tried out both the Hofner and the Ric, Kev.  The Hofner neck and fret spacing was a bit more comfortable for me.  The difference in neck lengths is pretty substantial; 30 inches for the Hofner and 33 1/4 inches for the Ric.  I preferred the tone of the Hofner also.  I'm happy with my choice.
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Re: One for Bassist Barry..
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2013, 10:44:02 PM »

I guessed you'd choose the Hofner the tone is lovely, very 'woody'..........Ive always wondered if you removed the frets whether it would sound very much like a double bass

Its also very light, the only drawbacks I can think of is the tuners are a bit weak and it does go out of tune more than a Fender or Rick (the humidity and temperature affect it more as its not as solid), also its not balanced so unless you tie a strap to the machine head (like Paul used to do) you get some 'neck dive' as you stand on stage, so you have to keep your left hand supporting the neck.
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« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2013, 11:04:22 PM »



They held true to the original, Kev.

I sit when I play guitar and never bother with straps.  But I can see why it would be necessary to tie the strap to the head with the Hofner if you were to play it while standing.
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