I Craigslist-scored a lefty Hohner Professional HP Bass the other night. It's a straight P-Bass knockoff, with a non-Fender looking 4-in-line headstock.
Hoping someone on the board knows something about it. I found an untranslated page last night on a German gear board that seemed to say it was produced in Korea in the 90's, and mentioned Cort.
Pretty dirty, with some rust on the hardware (even the pickup poles), but it plays pretty nice and the neck looked nice and flat... when I plugged it in after getting to the practice spot, it had no sound (lol). But when I sprayed it with contact cleaner last night at home, and plugged in it instantly yielded rich, beautiful tone! Gave the fretboard a rub down with lemon oil, and I anticipate putting some flatwounds on it... might replace all the electronics eventually, but no emergency.
Maybe the best $100 I ever spent!
"There, in huge black letters, was 'The Grateful Dead'. It just... cancelled my mind out."-Garcia