With a fully hollow body combined with a pair of Höfner 70s style “Staple” pickups players can easily capture that Hofner sound.

Hagenau, Germany (April 23, 2012) – Höfner have added the Club Bass model to their very successful Ignition series.

The Club Bass, first produced in 1965, offers a real alternative to the Ignition Violin Bass for those players who want the unique Hofner bass tone but prefer a larger bass guitar.

With a fully hollow body combined with a pair of Höfner 70s style “Staple” pickups players can easily capture that Hofner sound. Fitted with the traditional Höfner control panel, Höfner wooden bridge, pearloid scratchplate and Höfner trapeze tailpiece this bass has full on retro styling. The spruce top and flamed maple back and sides are finished in a dark sunburst reflecting the long heritage of this bass. A left hand version is also available. For those players who want something a little different, lightweight and deep thudding tone the Ignition Club Bass has an amazingly low price point. Now available from Höfner dealers.

For more information:
hofner.com

Rig Rundown: Adam Shoenfeld

Whether in the studio or on solo gigs, the Nashville session-guitar star holds a lotta cards, with guitars and amps for everything he’s dealt.

Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.

Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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