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Hagstrom Viking Bass

3.8/5, 3.8 from 2 reviews
Hagstrom Viking Bass
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Recent Reviews

  1. Tom Burton
    Nice Hollow Body Bass
    4.5/5, 4.5 out of 5, reviewed Sep 22, 2022
    Tone:
    5.00/5,
    Build Quality:
    4.00/5,
    Features:
    4.00/5,
    Feel:
    5.00/5,
    Value:
    5.00/5,
    I have owned this bass for about 2 years and like it a lot. Nice deep sounds with a set of flats, nice action and it is a very pretty short scale. The price is reasonable and it is just fun to play. My go to P-Bass is like a ball point pen and the Hagstrom is like a fountain pen. I won't use it all the time but once in awhile it is very enjoyable. The con - hollow bodies are more delicate, it has slight neck dive and the nut came off the input plug at a gig rendering the guitar inoperable. At this price point, I recommend it.
    Price Paid:
    $750.00
  2. robchorz
    Hagstrom Viking Bass
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Mar 15, 2022
    Tone:
    4.00/5,
    Build Quality:
    3.00/5,
    Features:
    4.00/5,
    Feel:
    4.00/5,
    Value:
    2.00/5,
    Pros
    • + Straight neck and good action.
    Cons
    • - Does not come with a case.
    I bought this bass originally because of its looks. Very nice ES335 type body with a nice finish. Mine is white. Right out of the box, the setup was perfect. Straight neck, good intonation, smooth frets, no buzzing, stays in tune. It is short scale which is a nice change for me. It has 2 pickups, but the pickup selector switch has 6 settings, giving you a wide range of sounds (single coil, humbucking etc…). It came with 45-95 strings which are a bit lite to me, so I may put on 45-105 strings. The brand is Swedish, but they are manufactured in China. They sell for between $800 and $1300 so shop around. I have had some issues with it. The neck started to separate from the fretboard, so I had it glued more by my luthier. The screws used on the truss rod cover are poor quality and can easily get stripped. The nice Hagstrom logo on the tailpiece fell off and I had to re glue. The pickup selector switch is shaky and probably will need replacing. I still like the bass despite these problems. Based on such quality issues, this bass is too expensive. It should probably retail for $500. Hagstrom needs to put better quality control measures in place.
    Price Paid:
    $900
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Bass Details

  1. No. of Frets:
    21
    Active or Passive:
    Passive
    Scale Length:
    30.75"
    No. of Strings:
    4
    Body Material:
    Maple
    Neck Material:
    Maple
    The Hagstrom Viking Bass is a 4 string semi hollow bass. F3CFB279-0BEA-48B5-92FD-2D5E73B7AAF7.jpeg

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