Hofner / Violin Bass Model 500/1B / 1967 / Sunburst / Bass For Sale
Höfner Violin Bass model 500/1B. bass boost.
Hofner produced two active electronics versions of the 500/1 for a few years from 1967 (Bass Boost circuit) and 1968 (Sound Mix circuit) into the early 1970s.
New active versions as the 500/1M (sound mix) and the 500/1B (bass boost). These sound-improved models were already in the Höfner program since 1967 mainly for the export.
Although perhaps better sounding they had not the look customers expected and the sales never reached the figures of the Original.
Head marked 867.
Sounds great but bass boost function is not working right now.