Like I said, the equipment works flawlessly and is just wonderful in all other respects. I just found the location of the button on the Hofner to be a tad ironic. In no way do I think Hamonix is out to get the lefties of the world. I just found it amusing that the guitar made famous by the left-handed Paul was more difficult to use for left-handed players. Especially so considering that the whammy bar is above the strum bar (this problem has been the same with ALL rock band controllers, however). This is just what I have been told, mind you. I use my right hand like nature intended.
As fas as trading guitars, probably not. Like I said, my girl has played bass since Rock Band 2 and she was really excited to finally get a "real" bass controller. She likes the longer neck and the general feel of the Hofner. Just as I like the wider body of the Rickenbacker.
On a side note, the authentic trophy of getting 50% note hits as a left-handed bass player was a no-brainer
I got it. Irony at it's best, no?
Can't say I didn't try to help, but best to you and yours. I would want to play bass on the Hofner too...