Thanks for info, I scoured the hofner websight but could find no mention of them.
I may take your strings when I take delivery, what gauge and type(flat wound or other)
A pleasure - I kinda miss that bass! Like many manufacturers, hohner don't maintain much of a archive/history of instruments. Kinda odd someone hasn't done a headless fansite?
Anyways, there wasn't much when I looked into it - still in production, the B2/G2/G3 headless range gets a bit more attention and the jack was ignored in favour?
The set I have are the Hohner Wings, stainless roundwounds, think 105-45. I guesstimate they're about 20 years old, but the other three sets I used were as new. I had a new set of GHS's (double ball end) that I compared them to, similar zing in the string.
Alternatives are a getting/making string adaptor (check ebay), see if Music Mate still bring in the GHS double ball ends, International order (check Status basses in the UK, I was going to order from them before I found the NOS strings) & finally you could convince a local dealer to ask the distributor bring in some - I twisted a arm at the Gear Junkie and now the D'addario distributors stock short scale strings
Yes Alan is a legend, he actually mailed me the bass pickups from his "the jack" (he upgraded to custom ones if I remember right) for my "Lazy (b)ASS" build and they are very solid, even in the passive configuration that I have them wired into.
The EMG Select's? I only tried them as wired - the passive switch bypasses the controls completely on mine. Active mode was okay, emg hifi, without much fidelity
Same as in my G2 - but they do like gain, adds a bit of life to them.
What do they sound in your lazy bass?
Alan mentioned they were better re-wired passive only. I did chat to him about re-winding them, was about 200USD + shipping for a pair.
But nothing feels like the jack - I could see a project based around rescuing a abused hohner jack being something I'd fall in love with.