Hagstrom Swede Bass Guitar
This all mahogany bass is Hagstrom's version of the
Les Paul bass by Gibson. The neck is fairly narrow with a
flat fretboard radius. This is a comfortable axe to move
around quickly on, even with the rounded profile neck back.
The two humbuckers provide a wide range of nice clean tones.
The fit and finish on this beauty is excellent and the dark
natural mahogany grain is attractive. The only bad points are
that it weighs a ton, and it is moderately neck heavy.
Pat's 1974 Swede bass pictured above is equipped
with enough tone modifiers to make any clickswitch enthusiast
babble with delight. Every tone is useful, however with so
many options it takes some study time to learn the switcheroo
If this axe weighed a bit less, I wouldn't hesitate to use it
for every gig. But for now, one set per night is all I can
endure. On the up side, we've used it to record several demo
songs and it truly shines in the studio. Just a direct box
and into the board.
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