White Hagstrom Bass 1970s?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Poncho Belmont, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Poncho Belmont

    Poncho Belmont

    Jun 28, 2020
    I have a white Hagstrom bass #700369. LA music shop fitted a “Bad Ass” bridge to it in the 90’s. Anyone have any idea which model it is? 3A8FB717-0263-4BE4-9B3C-1814A723E3D4.jpeg
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  2. Dluxe

    Dluxe Guest

    Jan 9, 2011
    Hagstrom HIIB
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  3. Dluxe

    Dluxe Guest

    Jan 9, 2011
  4. Poncho Belmont

    Poncho Belmont

    Jun 28, 2020
    Thanks, Any value?
  5. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Just look at examples on Reverb. That will give you a rough value.
  6. Poncho Belmont

    Poncho Belmont

    Jun 28, 2020
    Again, thanks..
  7. Luckydog


    Dec 25, 1999
    I had a nearly identical one, but red, in 1965. It was stolen from my parents’ garage. That, and a Sears Silvertone bass amp.
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  8. Poncho Belmont

    Poncho Belmont

    Jun 28, 2020
    I had the 6 String Silvertone standard guitar where the amp was part of the case. The guitar lasted...and is now with a jazz musician in Atlanta. The case/amp died a slow death in ‘67.
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  9. bobyoung53

    bobyoung53 Supporting Member

    When I was a kid a friend of mine had that Silvertone guitar/case amp set up, the guitar played pretty nice and the amp sounded good. I believe the guitar was made by Danelectro. It had a nice flat neck.
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  10. Poncho Belmont

    Poncho Belmont

    Jun 28, 2020
    For a newbie it was the Greatest, but tough on your fingers.
  11. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    This Hagstrom II B was made in 1966 according to its serial number. It was the 369th bass made in production run 700 which produced 999 of them.

    Value, is difficult to say because of the bridge swap. White Hagstrom II-B basses were not very common so that helps the value a bit for anyone wanting a white one. Difficult to see the overall condition with just one photo so I wouldn't want to guess at a value.

  12. Poncho Belmont

    Poncho Belmont

    Jun 28, 2020
    Thanks for the info. Value is not too big an issue as I am planing to gift it to a nephew how plays in a Jazz group. More curious as it cost me $35 a long time ago.
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  13. Davbassdude


    Mar 16, 2012
    I like it!
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  14. elgranluis


    Feb 14, 2003
    Vail, CO
    Hagstrom made fantastic instruments. Play it before giving it away, I bet you’ll want to keep it for yourself.
  15. ahc


    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
    I had one of these... an F400. Got it in 1965. My first real bass. I've always wanted, and still want, a Coronado IV with the Bisonics.

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  16. Hundred proof

    Hundred proof

    Apr 22, 2018
    Note the reverse Hagstrom string wrap ...


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  17. dangevans

    dangevans Guest

    Mar 26, 2014
    I thought I saw one recently around $700-800? I had one of these a long time ago. FUN bass, not a bad sound, the only reason I sold it was, of course, to get another bass!
  18. S.F.Sorrow


    Dec 6, 2014
    I've got one exactly like that one, in white. Like others have said: Hagström IIB from the 60s. It's an amazing little bass! One of my personal all time favourites.

    I've changed to bridge on mine too. The original wooden bridge tends to wear down over time and couldn't be intonated properly. It was just permanently glued to the baseplate. I installed a Guild Starfire bridge on mine. It has that vintage cool look and has the right spacing for this bass. It was an ALMOST drop in replacement (required some minor woodwork). I read somehere that there was some connection between Hagström and Guild back in those days and that Hagström manufactured hardware for Guild (or was it the other way around?).

    I also remember reading something that the pickups are a similar design to the Guild Bi-sonic/Darkstar. But don't take my word for it, this is all based on memory from second hand information online (probably on this forum). But it does make sense if there was some kind of Guild/Hagström connection. Whatever those pickups are they sound GREAT!!!

    I believe Hagström used a very unique truss rod system back in those days. Whatever it is it seems to work great and keeps the neck stable. I haven't needed to touch the truss rod since I got the bass 25-30 years ago, even when changing the Pyramid Gold flats. I have mine set up with extremely low action and can dig in with no buzz anywhere. Amazing neck/fretwork.

    Are the switches ok on yours? They tend to go bad on these basses and it's very difficult to find replacements.

    I've kept mine as a studio bass only. I won't risk anything else. I just love it too much.
  19. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    No info about model, but it looks nice and if sounds good too......perfect.
  20. I remember seeing photos of Randy Meisner playing that same model Hag with the Eagles.... only his was red.
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