Federal Bass

It’s time to go back in time to the 50’s booming huge basses with the Höfner Federal Bass H500/15. 

The Federal bass is a true classic. With it’s 16″ wide body and 5″ depth it is big and boomy, exactly how one would expect it to be. Playing it feels like playing a Contrabass sideways, just pluck those strings and go crazy playing some Elvis. But Elvis aside, it is actually quite a versatile bass, as long as you do not plan to fuzz it up full gain, which can sound cool but will cause some feedbacks.

Arched Spruce top, Maple back&sides, Two iconic toaster pickups and killer looks. True rock’n’roll.

Federal Bass technical specifications

Manufacturer Höfner
Made In Germany
GTIN 14 04250908254425
Manufacturer Part Number H500/15-BK-0
Colour Black
Left-Friendly? Yes, No
Lefty/Right Handed Left Handed, Right Handed
Body Type Chambered
Body Shape Family Other
Top Material Family Ash
Body Material Family Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
Fretboard Material Family Brownwood
Neck Material Family Birch
String Number 4
Number of Frets 17
Pickup Configuration H
Active Pickup? No, Yes
Pickup Brand Aguilar

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