Hagstorm bass worth it?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by D_Bassman, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. D_Bassman


    Feb 12, 2018
    Opportunity presented itself. Looks loke a 67' hagstorm? Bass 200. Should i get it? Never had one never heard one.please help. Just came up and may be gone!
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  2. Bassist30


    Mar 19, 2004
    Get it. Any bass at 200 made over 50 years is worth it.
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  3. D_Bassman


    Feb 12, 2018
    Good point. Its a sunburst. Has switches and volume knob will try to get pic
  4. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    The Hagstrom guitars and basses were well made. They typically have cool tone too. If there is a drawback it's that parts like pickups, bridges, pickguards, and control cavity covers can be hard to find if you ever have to replace them but that's true of a lot if vintage instrument companies. If it's a decent price I'd buy it.
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  5. D_Bassman


    Feb 12, 2018
  6. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Looks like it's a H II B model

    Hagstrom Vintage - Basses

    Probably cool, make sure to check that things are functional. It looks pretty complete and original from what I see online.
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  7. What you're looking at is a next-to-indistructible thump machine. Light weight, heavy sound. Built to survive a nuclear war, and appears to be in fine shape for its age. I'd grab it in a heartbeat if the price is not an outrageous one.

    Good luck.
  8. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    Try it and see... it looks like it could be dirty fun.

    Or...just dirty.
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  9. D_Bassman


    Feb 12, 2018
    Well basically 200. Most likely will get waiting for response from seller. Just dont really "need" might just buy and sell
  10. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    It looks okay for 200 but it'd look better for 150... ;)
  11. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
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  12. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    My brother had the guitar version of this many years ago, great guitar especially the neck.

    As with used basses, especially older ones, best to try it and make sure everything on it works. Looks pretty cool I must say.
    I'm wondering though, looking at the bridge, how does own lower or raise the string action on this? By moving the block backwards or forwards? Also how do you adjust the string intonation?
  13. Are you in southern California? I just saw one on OfferUp
  14. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    $300 asking price for that one.
  15. Ronderossi


    Jun 9, 2019
  16. I'm still thinking it's the same one. Soundsllike OP offered $200:

    I hope it works out!
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  17. Dee-man

    Dee-man Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    I have a 67 true hollow body that's awesome and super fun to play. Cost a lot more than $300, needless to say, but they have a good reputation and are well made.
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  18. farace


    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
    I have the eight-string version of that bass (and a 12-string solidbody guitar). Most likely the slide switches will need a real good cleaning with DeOxit (even clean, well-taken-care-of Hags need that from time to time). These tend to have rather shallow but very stable necks. The truss rod is an extruded H-shaped unit and you very well may never need to adjust it.
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  19. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    The two front screws tilt the bridge up and down. I don't believe you can move the block. It is basically a fixed bridge.

    I had the H1B and the intonation was actually pretty good.
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  20. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Oh, hell yes get that