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This is the world renowned H-8 - the first solid electric 8 string bass in the world - loved by many famous names.
It only rand for a few years at the ned of the 1960's but it wasn't until I received my own - that I realised how special it is!

The Hagstrom UK collection H-8 Bass. (Click Pic)

March 04: Sven Bornemark plays the H8 for us, (mp3 format) - External link to the drum system used
Click to Play it again Sven Credits: Bass recorded in a hurry by Sven Bornemark. Drums by Groove Agent.

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Now from this eclectic side of the family, what a perfect example!
Courtesy of a friend of Sven Bornemark...

Sven and I had a little quiz going about the use of the H8 - you know:


Playing What?

and a different angle on the Jimi question came up in the discussions... after all, you've seen the picture of Noel in the adverts (No? why not?) Well there's a link on the Hagstrom Fans page, see the H8 accredited to Jimi, and it's natural wood colour!

Oh yes there's a pic of Noel too.

Hmmm... were there two H8's ???

Anyway for the who's and what's

take the same link to the

Hagstrom Fans page, you may not

know all the examples we have so far.


If you have others - LET ME KNOW


Manfred Graeder answers a many time question regarding the H8 - "what are the string gauges?"
Here's the answer:
E low = .095 E high = .055 A low = .070 A high = .040 D low = .055 D high = .025 G low = .040 G high = .015
Thanks Manfred, now go see his pages...


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At Last we have an H8 Bass that gets played for real - not just an E-bay traveller!
Henry Telstar from The Netherlands-stranded in Belgium a long time ago
(!)-found us at last, and would like to share the deal with us

Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 3:59 PM Subject: Hag bass!
Hi - I'm awfully sorry it took me so long to stumble on your grrreat site - I'd like to add my bit to the Hag story. I own a lovely 8 string bass (#727236 ) - and use it extensively for live and studio work alongside a cheapo Squire Jazz bass, a vintage Ampeg AEB-1 (woopeee!) and a vicious 78 Mustang bass. I've included some lousy pix, and if you could add a link to our web site at http://listen.to/telstar  I would be much obliged! There are lots of pix and reports of gigs and interesting guitars and stuff we meet along the way... ... keep up the good work!
- Henry Telstar (aka Pip Vreede)

Well great Pix - thanks!   The link - just Click and you're virtually there!
PS - That's what we like most of all - live Hagstroms!
You can find an H8 Advert (January 1968) HERE

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Here's a special entry - an H8 that has seen some transformation in its time, but gets used to this day.
Notice the four string tailpiece, and additional toggle switches, but most of all, despite the non original finish - it looks really cool!
Where is this beauty? Well it is part of the collection belonging to CESAR GALLEGOS who plays in the country band called

You see the additional tuning keys in the group shot of the collection.
NOW follow the link to see the band!

Special Bass Pages:   Manfred Graeder   Jon Casselman

Anyone with Hagstrom photo's is very welcome.
Send them to me for posting. There's an e-mail link on virtually every page of the site!
A story isn't absolutely necessary, but adds a little bit of what we like to add to this site
- Appreciation and the appreciators!
So bung a pic of you too along with it.... Hell, past and present...
stage photo's...you, the dog and the Hag... It's up to you!

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it all depends on the person who wants to sell and the person who wants to buy.
I am no dealer, and therefore can not provide a firm expectation considering the above.
Be patient if you're looking for the right Hagstrom!

There is no price list any more!

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There's nothing like a REAL original Swedish made Hagstrom (and there are loads around), but if it 'floats your boat', or you can't find an original then who are we to say?

Plenty has been said already and
will be said forever forward probably.
Only you know what's right for you!