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Hagstrom Super Swede Bass Reissue!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bostrowskij, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. AlexanderB


    Feb 25, 2007
    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
  2. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    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.
  3. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Nice. I like the black one a lot.

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


    Dec 17, 2013
    These are from the Northen Series and will not be inexpensive - perhaps expect $1500 street price...
  5. AlexanderB


    Feb 25, 2007
    SEK 20 000 = $ 2700 or so, incl tax in Sweden...
  6. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    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.
  7. HiFi Guy

    HiFi Guy

    Jan 26, 2014
    Orlando, FL
    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.
  8. Apolicious


    Jan 16, 2014
    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.
  9. evhest


    Jun 10, 2006
    First is in, I guess!

  10. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Give us details!!! Really sharp looking bass!
  11. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    They look great!
  12. AlexanderB


    Feb 25, 2007
    Sound samples?

  13. Apolicious


    Jan 16, 2014
    Oh my god, more pictures! Please!
  14. evhest


    Jun 10, 2006
    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!
  15. Wow, stunning! What's the street price on one of those? I did some Googling but couldn't seem to find a firm price.
    Last edited: May 27, 2014
  16. St. Louis Scot

    St. Louis Scot

    Sep 16, 2013
    Austin, Tx
    The new ones:

    A classic one:
    Last edited: May 27, 2014
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  17. Band Mom

    Band Mom Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Anyone still playing these? I've been looking for a jazz-ish bass to complement my current P/J. I see that these are back-ordered until December. Still a worthy bass? Any changes to the bass since the last post?
  18. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    nothing like modding a brand new bass, but what about these as a replacement?
    Babicz FCH Solo Rail - Best Bass Gear
    Not sure they would be any better, but I have a set on one of my basses and action is decently low. It's a neck-thru as well.
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