Northen Super Swede Bass

Ahead of Its Time

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Hagstrom Super Swede Bass

Equipped with precision engineered and internationally renowned Schaller hardware, specially voiced, „Lundgren Pickups“ hand wound in Sweden, precision European craftsmanship and pride, are only a few convincing factors that this bass can only be associated as “Super”.

Discover this revolutionary bass beauty for yourself and how this unique instrument has been conceived as a legendary piece, since its first introduction to the world some 25 years ago.

We proudly present the Northen Series - Super Swede bass, built entirely from the “Magnificently Rare” original Super Swede bass design. First introduced in 1980, built in a limited quantity of merely 364 instruments, this Hagstrom bass wonderchild, has been faithfully reproduced by the Hagstrom team to finally give players the chance to rediscover why this legendary 4-stringer has rightfully earned its name “Super”.

Swedish sonic footprint

As stated in Mikael Jansson’s Hagstrom book “Musik för miljoner”: The (original) Super Swede Bass was designed by Hagstrom´s Head of Design “Per-Åke Olsson”, in collaboration with ABBA´s bass player “Rutger Gunnarsson”. This alliance brought numerous key elements to the table by helping to create the empowering and flowing tone of the “Super Swede Bass”, which has already played deep into the hearts of multitudes of listeners for decades. With its profound bottom end, defined/articulate midrange and silky top end, the Super Swede Bass perfectly gaps the bridge between “Fullerton Hifi” and “Santa Ana bite”, with its own sonorous and unmistakable Swedish sonic footprint. Whether you prefer to choose the neck or bridge pickup in single mode or dial up a blend of the two with the individual volume controls, your ears will be filled with a gammut of tonal options. Paying homage to the Vintage counterparts, the Northen Super Swede Bass is currently available in Natural, Black Gloss and Mahogany Burst and will be shipped with an original luxury Hagstrom Case.

Colors

Black Gloss
Black Gloss
Natural Mahogany
Natural Mahogany
Indian Summer
Indian Summer
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Set Neck
Hagstrom Northen Super Swede Bass Knobs
High End Schaller Metal Knobs
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Independent single string saddles
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Headstock
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Neck Through Body
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Pearl Block Inlays
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Mahogany Body
 

The minute you lay your hands on a Hagstrom and strum it for the first time, you can instantly feel why Hagstrom has legions of devoted fans and why so many pro musicians have made it their “number one”.

Northen Super Swede Bass Specs

Body

  • Material: Figured Mahogany Wings

Neck

  • Neck Through Body
  • Material: Mahogany
  • Truss Rod: H-Expander™

Fingerboard/Nut

  • Material: Resinator™
  • Radius: 15"
  • Inlays: Pearloid Block
  • Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
  • Nut: GraphTech Black Tusq XL
  • Nut Width: 1,57" (40 mm)

Electronics

  • Pickups: 2 x Handwound Lundgren Jazzbass “Vintage” Set
  • Controls: 2 x Volume / 1 x Tone - High End Schaller Metal Knobs Nickel

Parts

  • Bridge: Custom Hagstrom - Independent single string saddles - Nickel
  • Tuning Keys: Schaller M4 - Nickel 20:1 Gear Ratio
  • D'Addario EXP 165 (45 - 105)

Cases

  • Hagstrom Case included

Northen Super Swede Bass Standards

H-Expander

H-Expander

All Hagstrom electric guitars and basses include our patented H-Expander™ 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 world’s fastest playing guitar. The H-Expander™ truss rod not only provides ultimate neck stability, but it also contributes to Hagstrom’s unique tone.  Longer sustain and a round attack are some of the sonic characteristics the H-Expander™ adds to the tonal essence of Hagstrom.

Resinator Wood

Resinator Wood

Resinator™ 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 “wolf tones” sometimes associated with conventional wood fingerboards. Resinator™ 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-Expander™ truss rod, Resinator™ wood is a major contributor to the distinctive “Hagstrom tone”.

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