Hagstrom Super Swede Bass Reissue!

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  1. bostrowskij

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  2. AlexanderB

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    I have been looking high and low for a (new) Jazz bass that is really good, and with ergonomics I like. Not much luck so far, but this might be the one. At least if they make the neck a bit thinner (front to back) than on the Scan Bass. (edit: The vintage ones have sort of thick necks. The newer ones are much thinner.)

    And it is Swedish (at least the brand)! :D
     
  3. M.R. Ogle

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    Ireally love the elegant look of this bass. And, every Hagstrom (guitar or bass) I've ever played had a super-shallow neck, about like playing just a fretboard.

    I'll definitely be looking to test-drive one of these.
     
  4. AaronVonRock

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    Nice. I like the black one a lot.

    Edit: But not at the prices listed in post #5 and #6.
     
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  6. Beginners_Luck

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    These are from the Northen Series and will not be inexpensive - perhaps expect $1500 street price...
     
  7. AlexanderB

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    SEK 20 000 = $ 2700 or so, incl tax in Sweden...
     
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    Something to keep in mind re price - these aren't being built in Asia. It amounts to a Hagstrom Custom Shop instrument.

    I bet it's smokin' in every way.

    P.S. I am a big Hagstrom fan and besides an HB-1 I'm lucky enough to have found a Coronado IV with Bi-Sonics in excellent shape some years ago, and I've only ever seen 2 or 3 come around in very worn condition.

    I have never seen a Super Swede come up for sale.

    Here's the chance to own one.
     
  9. HiFi Guy

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    I have a Hagstrom Viking and can't recommend it enough for the $ I paid. I wouldn't hesitate to try one of their basses.
     
  10. Apolicious

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    Pardon the newbie question (I'm unfamiliar with Hagstrom) but what exactly is a "Resinator" fretboard? Sans techno-babble, I mean.

    But that is a very, very sexy bass.
     
  11. evhest

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    First is in, I guess!

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  12. M.R. Ogle

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    Give us details!!! Really sharp looking bass!
     
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    Review?
    Review?
    Sound samples?
    Review?

    :D
     
  15. Apolicious

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    Oh my god, more pictures! Please!
     
  16. evhest

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    Ok, so a quick review

    -very nice looking bass
    -pickups sound great, seems a little bit of dirt is build into them
    -simple but effective controls. Haven't looked in the control cavity, as no complaints
    -Lightweight, balances well (choice of two strap buttons at bridge-side)
    -Nice fretwork, great job on the binding
    -However: not satisfied with bridge design, which doens't allow super low action. Saddles don't go as low as I'd like them to be, and this looks like a design flaw to me. My mail on this to Hagstrom remains unanswered. Not entirely happy about that.

    Otherwise: very nice bass!
     
  17. CatSplat

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    Wow, stunning! What's the street price on one of those? I did some Googling but couldn't seem to find a firm price.
     
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  18. Vcell

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    The new ones:


    A classic one:
     
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