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Hagstrom Swede 4 String Bass Vintage Sunburst

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Shortie, Feb 9, 2016.


  1. Shortie

    Shortie Boom! Banned

    Nov 15, 2015
    Brooklyn USA
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    Hagstrom Swede 4 String Bass Vintage Sunburst:

    This looks like a very sweet Les Paul style piece, and the price is right. Trying to find out about it. Anybody have experience with it?

    Is is solid body or semi-hollow?
     
  2. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    It's a sold body and pretty much an exact copy of the original Hagstrom Swede bass.

    No one seems to have any in North America from what I can tell. Haven't been able to find out anything regarding its price.

    Nice looking bass. It would be 30.5" short scale.

    TD
     
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  3. Justice

    Justice

    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    And if it is an exact copy of the original Swede basses, the nut width makes a Fender Jazz neck look wide. :) You can see my 1976 Swede in my profile pic.
     
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  4. Shortie

    Shortie Boom! Banned

    Nov 15, 2015
    Brooklyn USA
    That's a negative for me. Too cramped.
     
  5. Shortie

    Shortie Boom! Banned

    Nov 15, 2015
    Brooklyn USA
    They say it has great clarity and sustain, unlike most shorties. Is it true? I have an SG that I really like but it's muddy (I know I can mod it.) Does that Hagstrom seem like a viable substitute for an SG? Both solid body shorties but the SG has a mini - humbucker by the bridge and I think it's closer to the bridge. I like the bridge pup on the SG.
     
  6. Justice

    Justice

    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    Mine is currently strung with Fender flats. I would not call it muddy, it's pretty thumpy. Certainly clearer than my Epiphone EB-3
     
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