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North Coast Music - Flatwound and Roundwound Strings For Hofner Beatle Basses

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The October 2005 issue of Bass Player Magazine featured an interview with Paul McCartney. As a part of this interview, McCartney's longtime technical director, Kevin Smith, offered some insights about Paul's Hofner Beatle Bass. Smith explained that Paul McCartney "favors" La Bella flat wound strings for his Beatle Bass, gauged .039, .056, .077, and .096.

I was assured by Hofner that these strings are safe to install on all Hofner German basses, along with the Icon and Contemporary basses as well.

La Bella Flat Wound Bass Strings for Hofner Beatle Basses - This is the exact style of LaBella flat wound strings as used on recent tours by Paul McCartney. This information about La Bella flat wound strings (referencing these specific gauges) was reported in the October 2005 Bass Player Magazine interview with Paul McCartney and his technical manager, Kevin Smith.

G - .039
D - .056
A - .077
E - .096

There are no warranties, exchanges, or returns on string sales. We do not offer replacements for strings that break either prematurely or upon installation, nor do we provide replacements for tonal issues. All strings sets are new but sold "as is."

Retail Price: $58.00 USD each
Our Price: $40.95 USD each
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Hofner Bass Flatwound Strings
NCM-249



Hofner Bass Flat Wound Strings - Custom manufactured for Hofner by a legendary German string manufacturer, these flatwound strings will restore the original tone to your Hofner Beatle Bass. This is the string set that comes installed on all new German made V62, V63, Deluxe, and Club Basses. The gauges of the strings are:

G - .040
D - .055
A - .070
E - .100

The .100 E string, which is slightly lighter than a .105 provided by others, allows for greater ease in playing.

These strings are designed for short scale basses (30 inch scale) such as the Hofner Beatle Bass, and are not long enough for full scale basses. These strings may be used on the Hofner Icon and Contemporary Series Beatle Basses.

There are no warranties, exchanges, or returns on string sales. We do not offer replacements for strings that break either prematurely or upon installation, nor do we provide replacements for tonal issues. All strings sets are new but sold "as is."

Retail Price: $120.00 USD each
Price: $71.95 USD each
Shipping by US First Class Mail (US addresses only): $3.95 USD each
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Part #: NCM-249
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Hofner Bass Flatwound Strings
NCM-412



Hofner Bass Round Wound Strings - Custom manufactured for Hofner by a legendary German string manufacturer, these short scale round wound strings will brighten the tone of your Hofner Beatle Bass. The gauges of the strings are:

G - .040
D - .055
A - .070
E - .095

These strings are designed for short scale basses (30 inch scale) such as the Hofner Beatle Bass, and are not long enough for full scale basses.

There are no warranties, exchanges, or returns on string sales. We do not offer replacements for strings that break either prematurely or upon installation, nor do we provide replacements for tonal issues. All strings sets are new but sold "as is."

Price: $71.95 USD each
Shipping by US First Class Mail (US addresses only): $3.95 USD each
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Part #: NCM-412
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Hofner Bass Flatwound Strings
NCM-260



Genuine Hofner Icon and Contemporary Bass Round Wound Strings - This is the string set with "green silk" that comes factory installed on Hofner Contemporary Basses. The strings are the custom manufactured for Hofner in the Orient. The gauges of the strings are:

G - .040
D - .060
A - .075
E - .095

These strings are designed for short scale basses (30 inch scale) such as the Ignition and Contemporary Hofner Beatle Basses, and are not long enough for full scale basses. A customer has reported to North Coast Music that the barrel ends of these strings are too large to work in the German Hofner tail piece used on the V61, V62, V63, V64, Deluxe or Club Basses.

There are no warranties, exchanges, or returns on string sales. We do not offer replacements for strings that break either prematurely or upon installation, nor do we provide replacements for tonal issues. All strings sets are new but sold "as is."

Price: $19.95 USD each
Shipping by US First Class Mail (US addresses only): $3.95 USD each
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Part #: NCM-260
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