danakerman: That cat wants to eat the headstock. Totally entertaining!
Andres Rodriguez: Höfner HTC Contemporary vs. Höfner HI Ignition Beatles Bass, winner HI
IGNITION !!! :D The contemporary one is not hollow as if it it is ignition,
since it it is a 500/1
TheChrissg: um i just have one question did you actually look at the icon or did you
just not like it because it didn't look "exactly like pauls". the only
difference between the contemporary is the pickup rings and the binding. it
doesn't matter who made it, it matters who plays it, and unless you are
dying to look like paul.........a hofner is a hofner.
Tom Wozniak: @beatlefan247 i dont have a hofner but on my guitars i have, the knobs just
pop off, its not easy tho
bassharmonica1: i have an ibanez gsr 200, but I wanna get one of these for christmas since
my birthday already passed. i played a contemporary at a guitar center and
Peacefrog35: Great info video! You are right, the Contemporary is really a great bass
and is very close to the German made ones. I think the quality for the
money is fantastic. You play yours great!
Thomas Raes: i dont know why.. but i think your cat likes the headstock xD
ettorejim: I put on my hofner flatwound strings and the E low string sounds muted..!!
do you have the same problem?
Bassman: Nice cat, Nice bass, you should be a happy man.
richardthelionheart: @TheChrissg Sorry, your'e kind of (well, very) wrong about the icon, mate.
The icon is radically different - main thing being the absence of the
violin style connection with famous gap between neck and body for
McCartney's famous 'loop through' strap technique on the front end. it is
like a jay turser or epiphone viola and is an ordinary set neck joint. The
wood is also a photo print flame maple, press board body with a nice laser
copy print of real wood which is laid on and laquered over.
TheBeatlesRock12341: dude.... the cat admires ur bass :) lol
jsycamore: cat is amussed
Arthur Dury: Nice kitteh.
maccalennonstarr: @zipitman1 The store that I bought it from sells Hofner guitars, so they
had all the 'add ons' because they also sell the authentic re-issue. Any
authorized dealer could do the upgrade for you. It's worth it (in my
lawlawlawlawlawlolz: Just a question - did you get it at "The 12th Fret"? 'cause I'm wanting to
get one from there - it comes with the flatwounds and teacup knobs too.
Michael Repicky: i have an icon and i got teacup knobs and hofner strings and it now sounds
very nice i love mine
1badassmothafucka: I just bought mine today. I can't wait for it to come on the mail! I love
to warm sound of this bass, and they are very easy and fun to play.
awsomeperson234928: Will you sell it
Valerie Mercer: @ 0:57 Cat: Nice Hofner! Oh, by the way, I love your kitty cat! <3
maccalennonstarr: @TheChrissg I had the Hofner for about a month. I found a store that deals
with Hofners and they had the Contemporary next to the 'real' one, and I
hardly noticed any difference, until I actually looked more closely.
Although both Icon and Contemporary are made in 'China', the Contemporary
has authentic german pickups and electronics, a sustain block and a much
better quality build. The sound is much deeper and richer.
WannaBeatle: pretty good all around review.. I've got one of the prototypes of the
Contemporary (glad I have it). But, I actually like the regular production
models better than the prototypes..they worked out a couple of kinks here
and there in the bass..the weight and the depth of the neck got
improved...feels more like a German model now. I have an Icon, too..which I
also play here and there, but nothing will replace my original mid to late
70's German model (originally had black knobs and switches).
Bradleigh Branscum: thanks and sorry i was right in the middle of the ideo when typing the
Kyle Torr-Brown: i'm getting this exact bass today, i'm very very excited
Lukas Ritchey: the cat in the background makes the whole video
maccalennonstarr: @beatlefan247 Hi there. I had the knobs changed at the store, so I have no
idea! Sorry.. :(
FeastMagic7: Thumbs up if you were staring at the cat!
CoolHand Luke: nice cat and bass, also is it made in Germany?
patrii9100: i like this bass! and the cat!!
Icymarky0123: Great bass! oh I have a question, does the E string sound muted on the
contemporary too when you play it wihtout an amp?
Kyle Torr-Brown: i should be ordering this guitar within the next week. if my mom can afford
it for me. shouldi be excited?? :D how much are the real teacups because i
saw some nock offs for about 10 bucks. soooo many questions lol. hope your
bass lives a long and useful life (:
ZXAnton: @afzoomie67 agreed, the cat is awesome
maccalennonstarr: Around $1000 (Canadian) - including a case and the upgrade (strings and
mrfadrummajorrr: i like your cat watching the bass moving :D
maccalennonstarr: @wii360wii I'm jealous! Hopefully one day....
snoopydoc75: @Nessinian Absolutely no reason not to go for one of these as a beginner.
You may even find the lighter weight and short scale (these instruments are
~30 inches, rather than the "usual" 34 inches of a "normal" bass) help you
enjoy it a bit more...
maccalennonstarr: @TheChrissg (con't from above!) The Icon is also made entirely in China, so
the pickups/electronics don't produce the same quality of sound, and I felt
that the poorer quality of build made it look cheaper than the
Contemporary. There was a very noticeable difference.. I hope that this
helps to clarify why I thought the Contemporary was better 'bang for the
buck'. If I had $3000, I would have bought the authentic re-issue - and I
still hope to one day! :)
Alex Burgess: @beatlefan247 oh its ok. i'll get em changed at a store too :)
leonpal14: im getting one of these for christmas that has never been used but has a
little scratch on the back for 300 bucks
JohnLennonVideos86: I disagree. I think for what the price of the hofner icon series. Its a
angus2016young: @maccalennonstarr Dude ur cat is enjoying every min of ur vid & i think
both the icon and the contemporary are great basses...i'm gettin myself an
Alex Burgess: hi um how did you get the old control knobs off your bass to put the hofner
Mechanismomusica: I have a 1968 Hofner 500/1 and play it regularly in my band. I tried out
Contemporary recently -and although it's a terrific-looking bass- there's a
big difference sound-wise, namely that sound block: it makes the
Contemporary sound like more of a solid-body bass (like a Fender Jazz, for
example). The characteristic "thumpyness" of a 'genuine' Hofner 500/1 is
lacking and is the bass's signature sound. Why they chose to put in a sound
block is beyond me. To differentiate it?
Anorag: love the cat :p
CaptainP00face: This is the hofner contemperary Hct 500 right? I have the same but there is
no real 'weight' to it, it's extremly light lol.
NFLmanic: Nice sweater.
Thegr8guitarplayer: lol your cat is in the backround
KoombaBubble: your cat is so funny i have 2 persian cats one of them is very furry