Hagstrom HB-8 Black Eight String Bass Guitar HB-8-BLK & Hardshell Case #60
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Hagstrom HB-8 Black Eight String Bass Guitar HB-8-BLK & Hardshell Case
This is a new bass. It has a small spot near the neck joint were the black finish didn't cover.
Hagstromâ€™s 8-string bass quickly became a legend among bass-players since it was introduced in 1967 as the first production-scale instrument of its kind. Brought back to life as the HB-8, Hagstromâ€™s recreation of this legendary classic is designed to offer modern players access to classic 60â€™s sounds as well as the familiar bass tones of today. Equipped with Hagstromâ€™s H-Expanderâ„¢ truss rod, the HB-8â€™s neck is thin and comfortable, yet incredibly stable and road-worthy for years of dependable use. Pickups are Hagstromâ€™s own humbucking Dyna-Rails, and a six-way rotary pickup switch allows access to an inspiring kaleidoscope of tones. Take the Hagstrom HB-8 to the front of the stage and enjoy the limelight!
All Hagstrom electric guitars and basses include our patented H-Expanderâ„¢ truss rod. Providing tension at both ends and running the entire length of the neck, the rigid yet light-weight alloy truss rod allows for a very low action and thin neck, two factors that were instrumental in earning Hagstrom its reputation as the worldâ€™s fastest playing guitar. The H-Expanderâ„¢ truss rod not only provides ultimate neck stability, but it also contributes to Hagstromâ€™s unique tone. Longer sustain and a round attack are some of the sonic characteristics the H-Expanderâ„¢ adds to the tonal essence of Hagstrom.
Hagstrom Machine Heads
Hagstrom models use 18:1 or 15:1 gear ratio machine heads based on our own designs to insure accurate tuning. VikingÂ® and HB series basses feature machine heads with a 17:1 gear ratio.
Resinatorâ„¢ wood is a wood composite material that is both more uniform in density and more stable than any standard wood product. These characteristics eliminate dead spots or â€œwolf tonesâ€ sometimes associated with conventional wood fingerboards. Resinatorâ„¢ wood has an articulate sound similar to high quality ebony, but without any of the problems associated with ebony. It provides a stable and clear tone, and also adds higher overtones and harmonics which uniquely detail each note. Like our H-Expanderâ„¢ truss rod, Resinatorâ„¢ wood is a major contributor to the distinctive â€œHagstrom toneâ€.