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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 4:35 pm    Post subject: Good buy or instant remorse? We'll see... Reply with quote

Apparently I had extra money, because I went online and got me this:


Höfner Galaxie HCT-GLX-R for 233 €. Apparently they're supposed to be cheap, yet good.
First I thought I'd get the Colorama, but I really wanted a guitar with a tremolo, so I got this instead.

I'll do an review once it gets here.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have no idea if it's good, but it certainly looks perty.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's a local band that use one of those, sounded pretty chunky from what i remember.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a ton of fun: 3 pups, loadsa switches and a Jaggie style tremolo. I vote yay.
Hofner RI stuff is generally good quality as well, i once had a Colorama.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the looks. they make a short scale bass that interests me.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it. Always loved these guitars. Even the wallpapered ones from way back.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Good buy or instant remorse? We'll see... Reply with quote

Viljami wrote:
Apparently I had extra money, because I went online and got me this:

Höfner Galaxie HCT-GLX-R for 233 €. Apparently they're supposed to be cheap, yet good.
First I thought I'd get the Colorama, but I really wanted a guitar with a tremolo, so I got this instead.

I'll do an review once it gets here.


Congrats! Now you need a croc skin case for that bad boy.



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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i saw these on hello music. pretty good deal. i almost bought one, but the color choice sucks for the guitar.

the bass comes in these bad ass colors:

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whoa. those basses look awesome. time to google...
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks really nice actually. I really dig the Jag trem, although three-pickup guitars aren't my thing these days (they're basswood with a maple neck apparently...not bad at all). Even those basses are very stylish.

TBH I've never really seen Hofners 'in the flesh'; they're not used very often it seems. The Verythin CT looks like an ES-335 knock-off...except they seem to go for less than £400 online! The 'cheap, yet good' prediction could well be right...keep us posted on how that beauty sounds pls. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the singer/guitarist in Papercuts uses one, though I think it may be a vintage one?


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sounds cool though.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spent about an hour in a store with the Hofner Club Solid and a few minutes with the Galaxy guitar and bass a while back. Shit-hot guitars for the paltry prices. If I were in the market for a £300 solidbody Les Paul-a-like then I'd go for the Club Solid, no question about it. The thing was really, really nice for the price.

First thing that sprung out at me with the bass was how stupidly thin the neck was in almost every dimension. Not in a bad way. It was a very, very easy bass to play from a guitarists point of view.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hotrodperlmutter wrote:
i saw these on hello music. pretty good deal. i almost bought one, but the color choice sucks for the guitar.

the bass comes in these bad ass colors:




HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!! do they sound good?
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sp3k wrote:
hotrodperlmutter wrote:
i saw these on hello music. pretty good deal. i almost bought one, but the color choice sucks for the guitar.

the bass comes in these bad ass colors:




HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!! do they sound good?


who cares, no one listens to the bass anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

plopswagon wrote:
sp3k wrote:
hotrodperlmutter wrote:
i saw these on hello music. pretty good deal. i almost bought one, but the color choice sucks for the guitar.

the bass comes in these bad ass colors:




HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!! do they sound good?


who cares, no one listens to the bass anyway.


impossible not notice bass here

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and here

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hotrodperlmutter wrote:

the bass comes in these bad ass colors:


I KNOW. I'd love they'd made them in these colours, but I guess they take the guitarists to be more conservative than bass-players. That orange is soo hot.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hotrodperlmutter wrote:
i saw these on hello music. pretty good deal. i almost bought one, but the color choice sucks for the guitar.

the bass comes in these bad ass colors:



I've always loved those inlays. I've seen a guy locally who has a vintage hofner bass that looks a lot like that. Sounded just like it looks; kinda like a precision but with some added thump. P cool.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iCEByTes wrote:
plopswagon wrote:
sp3k wrote:
hotrodperlmutter wrote:
i saw these on hello music. pretty good deal. i almost bought one, but the color choice sucks for the guitar.

the bass comes in these bad ass colors:

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HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!! do they sound good?


who cares, no one listens to the bass anyway.


impossible not notice bass here

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and here

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I say this as a self effacing bass player
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i can't stop staring at those basses.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

why does Icey have the taste of a 65 year old accountant?
anyhoo, the basses look bootyful
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