Friday, May 29, 2015

Classic Sounds – Rocking Out with Hofner Electric Bass Guitars

If you are a fan of music, then you are familiar with Hofner electric bass guitars. The classic Hofner violin bass is the premier bass of Sir Paul McCartney. Even while performing today, it’s rare that you see Mr. McCartney without one! Bass Central understands the appeal of the Hofner and has a wide array of selections available you. Take a look:

Hofner Ignition LTD Ed Sullivan Beatle Bass Vintage Sunburst – You can play a classic-style Hofner just like Paul did when the Beatles performed on the Ed Sullivan Show. This selection features vintage-style pickups and is made from spruce ply top flame maple on the back and sides. 

Sir Paul McCartney Ltd Union Jack Hofner Model – There were only 20 of these fantastic bass guitars produced and you can find one online at Bass Central. This is a special version of the ’62 reissue that features a Union Jack painted on the top. 

Lefty Hofner V64 Sunburst Spruce Top Flamed African Maple Back & Sides – Looking for a Hofner that is not necessarily related to McCartney? This Hofner is the new model for 2010. It features nickel-plated tuners, neck binding, and three contour switches. 

That’s just the tip of the iceberg! We have other selections on hand that you won’t find in other stores. Take a look at our wide array of electric bass guitars and place an order with us today.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hot Fretless Bass Players

Everyone knows that the bass is smooth and funky, but there is no sound smoother or funkier than fretless bass. Many talented players have picked up a fretless bass and rocked the bottom end, but some are more memorable than others. Today, we thought we would run down a list of some of our favorite fretless bass players. 

Les Claypool – Many bass players look up to the talented and eternally creative Les Claypool when thinking of some of their favorite bass players of all time. This man has mastered the fretless bass so well that when he plays, he transforms his bass into a magic machine!

Mick Karn – We’ve talked about this bass player before, but it goes without saying that Mick Karn is hands down one of the best fretless bass players. Whether he was playing with Japan or collaborating with legendary musicians like Gary Numan, his slippery style is something that should be cherished. 

Victor Wooten – Naturally, fusion bass player Victor Wooten is one of the best fretless bass players of all time. From his own records to his work with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Wooten is known for his versatile style that is both in the pocket and shining bright. 

Are you interested in trying to harness the magic of a fretless bass? Bass Central is proud to offer a wide selection of fretless electric bass guitars for your needs. Whether you are looking for a brand new bass, an amp, or any other conceivable accessory a bass player could use, our business is proud to provide you with exceptional selections for your needs.