This is the world renowned H-8 - the first solid electric 8 string bass in the
world - loved by many famous
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
Play it again Sven
Credits: Bass recorded in a hurry by Sven Bornemark. Drums by
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:
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
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
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
- Henry Telstar (aka Pip Vreede)
Well great Pix - thanks! The
link - just Click and you're virtually
PS - That's what we like most of all - live Hagstroms!
You can find an H8 Advert (January 1968)
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
GERONIMO based in the CHIHUAHUA STATE of MEXICO
Special Bass Pages:
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
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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