Hagstrom HB-8 8 String Bass Guitar, Black

£638.20 RRP £769.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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  • 6 Way Rotary Pickup Selector
  • Mahogany Body with Maple Neck
  • Resinator Wood Fingerboard
  • Dyna Rail Humbucking Pickups
  • Black Finish

Hagstrom HB-8 8 String Bass Guitar, Black


The Hagstrom HB-8 8 String Bass Guitar is an upgraded version of the original H8, the world's first mass-produced 8 string bass. Featuring a Mahogany body and Maple neck, along with Hagstrom's unique Resinator™ wood fretboard, the HB-8 delivers a deep, expressive tone with a distinct vintage flavour. Powerful Hagstrom Dyna Rail humbuckers translate the body's natural resonance into a thunderous bass tone, while the gorgeous Black finish and matching Black pickguard ensure that the HB-8 looks every bit as good as it sounds.

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Hagstrom Dyna Rail Pickups

Made with high quality Alnico V magnets, the two Hagstrom Dyna Rail humbucker pickups deliver a fat, punchy vintage tone. The rotary pickup selector switch offers six different configurations, allowing you to easily find your perfect tone for virtually any style. In positions 4-6, both coils of the selected pickup(s) are activated, giving you a full, thick and resonant sound. However, in positions 1-3, the pickups are split to activate the outer coils only, yielding a slightly thinner and quieter tone with a clear, bright high end. See below for the full list of pickup configurations.

Pickup Configurations using the 6-way Rotary Switch:

  1. Neck + Bridge, Single Coil (Outer Coils)
  2. Bridge, Single Coil (Outer Coil)
  3. Neck, Single Coil (Outer Coil)
  4. Neck + Bridge, Humbucking (All Coils)
  5. Bridge, Humbucking (Both Coils)
  6. Neck, Humbucking (Both Coils)


Body & Bridge

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Hagstrom Heavy Duty 8-String Bridge, String Through Body
  • Finish: Black

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Bolt-on Hard Maple
  • Fingerboard: Resinator™ Wood
  • Position Inlays: Hagstrom 6mm Dots
  • Fingerboard Radius: 15"
  • Nut: GraphTech™ Black Tusq XL 40mm Nut
  • Scale Length: 30.75" - 781 mm
  • Trussrod: H-Expander

Electronics & Hardware

  • Pickups: 2 x Dyna Rail 1025HB/N Alnico 5
  • Pickup Selector: 6-Way Rotary
  • Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
  • Tuning Keys: Hagstrom 17:1 Die Cast
  • String Gauges:
    • 1st - G .040
    • 2nd - G (Octave) .015
    • 3rd - D .055
    • 4th - D (Octave) .025
    • 5th - A .070
    • 6th - A (Octave) .040
    • 7th - E .095
    • 8th - E (Octave) .055