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Chris P.

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Stirratt and League
« on: June 19, 2017, 08:34:14 AM »
Just because I like the team behind the brand, I did some exclusive interviews with John Stirrat of Wilco and Michael League of Snarky Puppy, about Höfner basses (and more). A third interview, with Paul Weller's bass player (and a bit of Paul) will be published online later. Hope you like it! My magazine is Dutch only, but this is in English, of course.

http://www.hofner.com/news/news/view/label/Talking%20with%20John%20Stirratt/

http://www.hofner.com/news/news/view/label/Talking%20with%20Michael%20League/

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Re: Stirratt and League
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 11:46:48 AM »
Nicely done, Chris. I remember reading a story about John Stirratt using his Club about 20 years ago. Good to see him getting mentioned again.

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Re: Stirratt and League
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 01:25:10 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Stirratt and League
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 07:05:38 AM »

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Re: Stirratt and League
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 04:39:22 PM »
Nice work Chris!

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Re: Stirratt and League
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 08:48:39 PM »
Nice one again, Chris. But don't let your friends at Warwick see you getting too comfortable with Höfners.  ;)


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Re: Stirratt and League
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 06:50:15 AM »
Fred Wilfer of Framus, and father of Warwick owner HP, and Höfner worked close together in the past. Ever compared the headstocks?

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Re: Stirratt and League
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 07:31:53 AM »
Fred Wilfer of Framus, and father of Warwick owner HP, and Höfner worked close together in the past. Ever compared the headstocks?

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Re: Stirratt and League
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 08:08:45 AM »
After the war all German instrument builders would disappear behind the iron curtain. Fred Wilfer was one of the guys organising a move to the western part of Germany. With American army trucks a lot of amchinery, tools and wood was transported, so Höfner and zome more companies could start again in the American zone. Fred started Framus there. So Fred Wilfer helped Warwick a lot. And you can see a lot of similarities between old Höfner and old Framus instruments.

All those brands come from the area of Markneukirchen. Even mr. Martin of Martin guitars was born in that town.

Fred's son Hans-Peter later started Warwick and bought back the Framus name,

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Re: Stirratt and League
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2017, 01:48:59 PM »
Nice one again, Chris. But don't let your friends at Warwick see you getting too comfortable with Höfners.  ;)

You've not seen his Instagram feed!

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Re: Stirratt and League
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2017, 06:28:46 PM »
You've not seen his Instagram feed!

Now I have! Definitely more Höfners than Wankwicks. I'm sure Chris will say it's because of his position as editor.  :)

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Re: Stirratt and League
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2017, 12:48:50 AM »
It's because my position as editor  ;)


I think I have four Warwicks and six Höfners.

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Re: Stirratt and League
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2017, 09:32:28 AM »
I didn't realize you had that many.