They launched a search to find the historic Höfner bass that Paul McCartney used during the early years of the Beatles.

The German musical instrument factory Höfner began a search with the aim of finding the historic bass that Paul McCartney used with the Beatles. It is the original instrument that the musician bought in the city of Hamburg in 1961 for 30 pounds (34.8 euros), and that was given for lost years later. Nick Wass, who worked for several years as Höfner’s marketing manager, is leading the search project to try to solve the “biggest mystery in rock and roll history,” the BBC said. Wass said Paul recently asked him about this instrument, and that this is what motivated him to start the campaign to find it. Although there is not much information about the historic bass, it is believed that it was saved after the Beatles finished filming “Get Back” in 1969.From Hamburg’s Top Ten Club in 1961 to the first recordings at London’s Abbey Road studios, the bass was used between 1961 and 1963 and is heard on songs such as “Love Me Do” and “She Loves You”. The group “The Lost Bass Project” is made up of a team of Beatles fans and researchers. “No one was able to establish clearly where the bass was stored. […] and no one has come forward with an account of what happened to him,” the group said, adding that his disappearance fueled rumors, conspiracy theories and false sightings for “the past 55 years.” In launching the project on Sunday, the group said they were “conducting targeted research based on existing information and perceptions,” and that they were now in the midst of “gathering and responding to new information and perceptions shared by people around the world.” The day Paul McCartney bought his historic bass McCartney, who played guitar in the Liverpool line-up, had to change roles and move to the four strings in 1961 after the departure of Stuart Sutcliffe, who gave his bass to Paul. However, he did not find it useful since it was designed for a right-hander. When the band went to play in Germany, walking around Hamburg, the musician discovered the Höfner 500/1 bass, which in addition to having the body of a violin, was symmetrical, so it was perfect for a left-hander. In addition, it fit the limited budget that the band had in those days. The person behind The Lost Bass Project is Nick Wass, who worked at Höfner as marketing director and developer of electric guitars for 12 years. He also had a great approach with the ex-Beatle’s team supporting him with new basses, guitars and technical advice.

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