|1 = 1961 Höfner, 2 = 1963 Höfner bass guitar.|
Cellotaped to the bass guitar was the setlist from that concert.
When miming to the Revolution song for the music video at Twickenham, Paul opted for his first Höfner, the 1961 model, minus its pickguard. A few months later, both Höfner bass guitars were brought along to the "Let It Be" album sessions. The one seen in the film is the 1963 model, now with a Bassman sticker, lifted from his speaker cabinet. The 1961 Höfner can be seen only in outtakes from the film, for instance in the "Ballad of John and Yoko" promo clip.
|The 1961 Höfner in the "Ballad for John & Yoko" video.|
|The 1963 Höfner with the Bassman sticker at the rooftop concert.|
|The set list was still cellotaped to the bass guitar.|
Flip Scipio. Because the Höfner was only a cheap instrument, it never held it's tune. Flip Scipio was able to sort this out in two days, before the New World Tour commenced. The Höfner had it's own seat on the Concorde flight.
|Flip Scipio and John Hammel with the guitar.|
As McCartney then retired from touring indefinitely, the set list was finally removed from the Höfner during the "Flaming Pie" recording sessions.
|The setlist as it appears today.|
|Still touring after all these years, the 1963 Höfner bass guitar.|
Thanks to Peter Hodgson for the photos and the story.
|New "Cavern" Höfner violin bass, 2006|
The two vintage Höfner bass guitars:
The 1961 Model
The 1963 Model