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Hagstrom FXB-220 & FXB-520 - What's the deal?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by excane, Mar 11, 2009.


  1. excane

    excane Banned

    Aug 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Anyone own or played one of these? I'm looking for one or two good sounding beater basses to add to my stable of gigging axes along with my MTD and Fenders.

    For some reason, these have piqued my interest.

    Opinions??

    http://www.hagstromguitars.com/index.html

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  2. excane

    excane Banned

    Aug 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Lazy Sunday BUMP.
     
  3. I like them. I looks like MM size pickups. Probably good candidate for an upgrade. I know the new Hagstrom stuff is made in china.
     
  4. excane

    excane Banned

    Aug 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Cool, have you played one though? If so, how's the sound, construction, etc?
     
  5. I don't know about the four strings, but I would love one of the new HB 8's. I've always wanted an eight string.
     
  6. excane

    excane Banned

    Aug 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Bumpers. Anyone else played one of these?
     
  7. excane

    excane Banned

    Aug 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Anyone?
     
  8. excane

    excane Banned

    Aug 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Alrighty....I figured I'll be the lab rat with this bass. I just scored a really nice deal on a slightly blemished all-black 220.

    I'm going to mod it into a badass metal machine.
    Here's a mockup of what I'm going to do....

    It WILL be done....mark my words.....it WILL be done.

    black-awesomeness2.
     
  9. Hell yeah!! I wish they made a fiver. Get a custom black carbon fiber pickguard and that will be one bad bass!
     
  10. Nobody

    Nobody Banned

    Jul 14, 2004
    gravel
    :eek::bassist::D
     
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  11. Genious idea:)
     
  12. Awesome!
    They look great! These are looking really intersting!
    Good luck dude!
    Peace
    :bassist:
     
  13. excane

    excane Banned

    Aug 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Thanks :) I'm surpised more people haven't tried these basses.
     
  14. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    They're made in China and really don't appeal to the masses as stock instruments. Very few retailers carry them.

    How many times did you have to bump this thread? That should have told you something.

    TD
     
  15. phunku

    phunku

    Jan 9, 2008
    London, England
    They look very sweett!

    I was just listening to some sound clips on their site, very nice
     
  16. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    I see you're making a lot of changes to get what you want and I appreciate that.

    But just out of curiosity, how do they sound stock? Is it bad enough that you can't live with it or are you just into making a project?
     
  17. excane

    excane Banned

    Aug 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Stock they sound ok for what they are...by "ok" I mean mediocre at best. If I wanted a passive tone, I'll grab a stock J bass.

    I love the playability, but active humbuckers and Bart's are my sound.

    It was a project, but not just something I did for the hell of it....I took a relatively cheap, decent sounding bass and turned it into a great sounding, giggable bass with all the features I need.

    I am extremely happy with the results. :)
     
  18. excane

    excane Banned

    Aug 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    I'm going to record some soundclips of both the stock one (the quilted) and the black modded one so you can hear the tonal differences.
     
  19. great looking basses:D
     
  20. excane

    excane Banned

    Aug 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Thanks :)
     

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