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Hofner HI-BB-SE Ignition Special Edition Violin Bass, Sunburst

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Overview by GAK

This special edition bass is so sweet, you’ll be playing it eight days a week! If you need an instrument that has a timeless look, smooth playability and an unmistakably vintage tone at an affordable price - the Hofner Ignition Special Edition bass won’t let you down.

Classic Hofner Tone

Providing the Hofner Ignition SE’s abundant resonance and organic natural voice is the body, which features gorgeous Flame Maple back & sides and a striking Spruce top. An advantage of the Ignition SE’s body is its lightweight and comfortably compact form factor. If you’re playing six 90-minute sets a day in a dingy club, this is the bass you need!

Comfortable Playability

The Ignition SE’s effortless playability is bolstered by its shorter scale length, allowing you to pull off intricate lines with ease, and robust Maple neck, which features a full “C” profile & is adorned with a smooth thermo-modified Jatoba fretboard.

Flexible Controls

The Ignition Special Edition’s vibrant, versatile and punchy tone belies its agile size. Equipped with dual Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel pickups and a flexible '70s-style control panel, this bass can go from rough-and-ready Hamburg to bold-and-rich Abbey Road with ease.

Special Edition

In addition to a world-class instrument, you also receive a cool Bassman sticker and a certificate of authenticity. Not many basses out there have the defining features and unique sonic character of a bona fide Hofner violin bass!

Boasting a distinctly vintage tone and a sophisticated look, Hofner’s Ignition Special Edition will make a fantastic addition to your bass arsenal. Whether you’re a paperback writer, a day tripper or the taxman, you’re sure to love the Ignition SE’s unique sound and feel.

  • Based on Hofner violin basses that were built in the '70s.
  • Old-school hollow-body construction.
  • Classic wooden bridge and trapeze tailpiece.
  • Vintage-style control panel with Tea Cup knobs.
  • Traditional Hofner logo on the body.
  • Comes with the famous BASSMAN sticker and a certificate of authenticity.
  • Instrument: Ignition Bass Special Edition
  • Model: HI-BB-SE-SB
  • Body Shape: Ignition Violin Bass
  • Wood Top: Spruce + body decal
  • Wood Back: Flame Maple
  • Wood Sides: Flame Maple
  • Binding Top: White
  • Binding Back: White
  • Binding Sides: White
  • Centerblock: None
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Construction: One Piece
  • Headstock Shape: Ignition Violin/Club Bass
  • Logo and Artwork: Script
  • Neck Joint: Hofner Violin/Club Bass Set Neck
  • Joint At: 16th Fret
  • Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret: 21mm
  • Thickness Neck + FB Near Heel: 22mm
  • Fingerboard Wood: Thermo-modified Jatoba
  • Scale: 30"/76cm
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • Width At 12th Fret: 50mm
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Binding: White
  • Side Dots: Yes
  • Number Of Frets: 22
  • Bridge Material: Rosewood
  • Bridge Type: Hofner Fretted
  • Tuners: Teacup
  • Tuner Buttons: Pearl finish
  • Tailpiece: Trapeze Nickel
  • Nut Material: Plastic
  • Pickguard: Pearloid plastic
  • Neck Pickup: Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel
  • Bridge Pickup: Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel
  • Potentiometer Knobs: H909/15 Tea Cup knobs
  • Strings: Hofner Round Wound
  • Approximate Weight: 2.3kg
  • Bass String Action at 12th Fret: 3mm
  • Treble String Action at 12th Fret: 2mm



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  • Richard Roberts


    Very nicely built, well balanced, good balance and set up. I am very happy with this instrument. it is very playable and makes a lovely range of sounds.

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