Hagstrom Viking Bass BK

Semi-Hollow Bass

  • Body: Maple
  • Set-in neck: Maple
  • Resinator fretboard
  • Block Pearl inlays
  • H-Expander truss rod
  • 2 Vintage Hagstrom Bass Humbucker pickup
  • Short scale: 30.75"
  • 6-Way knobs
  • 2 volume knobs and 2 tone knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Viking trapeze tailpiece
  • Colour: Black high-gloss

Note: Requires medium scale strings despite the short scale!

No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Audio Examples

 
0:00
  • Jazz
  • Metal
  • Rock
  • Slap

Further Information

Colour Black
Body Maple
Neck Maple
Fretboard Resinator
Frets 21
Scale Shortscale
Pickup System HH
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Hagstrom Viking Bass BK
30% bought this exact product
Hagstrom Viking Bass BK
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€789 Add to Basket
Fender Squier Bronco Bass RD
13% bought Fender Squier Bronco Bass RD €175
Fender Mustang Bass PJ PF TR
10% bought Fender Mustang Bass PJ PF TR €549
Fender Mustang Bass PJ PF SB
10% bought Fender Mustang Bass PJ PF SB €569
Ibanez GSRM20B-WK
8% bought Ibanez GSRM20B-WK €195
Our most popular Short Scale Basses
16 Customer Ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.3 / 5.0
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
9 written ratings Read all reviews
Total
features
sound
quality
Hagstrom Viking Bass
John3526, 02.08.2014
I had already tried this and other basses before deciding on which one to buy. Very pleased with the construction and finish, I found by replacing the stock supplied round wound strings with flatwounds it really ups the sound range of the superb bass.

A word of warning this is not a short scale bass as indicated, it is a medium scale bass and will need long scale strings to fit. It does of course suffer from neck dive from the large headstock but its a minor irritant rather than a major problem.

I did find the 6 way chicken head selector switch a bit daunting at first but wow what an added value to this super bass, so many options when you match it to the volume and tone controls.

The twin humbuckers supply a lovely tone whichever selection you use. I have found using the bass through my Line 6 LD 300 Pro with the bass boost on it just sings even when you split the humbuckers into single phase.

Its not over heavy and does not leave you feeling like you have been carrying a big log around with you all evening unlike some basses

The neck is a slim D style and easy to move around on and the straight through neck adds to the tone

Being a Gibson player I was very surprised and pleased with my Viking and in Black it just oozes class and style. I have played all types of musical genre and the Viking will happily fit in with all, although I do not play slap so cannot comment on this.

At the price I could not fault this super bass and as an option against my solid basses its a joy to play.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Viking short/medium scale.
08.04.2016
Well, this was a leap in the dark for me. I'd liked the look of this bass and was intrigued by some of it's feature such as the six position pick up selector. However, as it's an unusual beast I didn't have the opportunity to play one in a shop. So, order an be damned!

So, it arrived. Thomann were brilliant. I had a couple of queries whilst it was in transit, all sorted by email in an hour or so. Germany to UK 3 days.

The bass: The finish (black) and build quality all seems to be great. As someone that has played a Fender Precision for 20+ years it's a bit of a change. The bass is quite big, reasonable weight etc. But the neck is quite jazzy and fret size is different. A couple of days though and I have got the hang of it.

If the new bass feel was a bit a fiddly the sound isn't. The vintage sound settings give you a great full sound when playing relatively quietly. Move the selector round to the more modern, harder, shinier more conventional sound.

In short, I love it. Leap in the dark but! Every now and then you hit a gem!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
€789 £696.79
Free shipping incl. VAT

The price in GBP is a guideline price only!

Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Test Report
 
 
 
 
 
Online Guides
Bass Guitars
Bass Guitars
Here is a overview of the bass and all its component parts, from vintage to modern instruments.
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include 20% UK VAT and are valid only whilst stocks last. Delivery to the UK costs 10 EUR (approx. £9), free shipping on orders above 149 EUR. Please click here for more on international delivery costs and times. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
(2)
Recently Viewed
Casio PX-S3000 BK Privia

Digital Piano 88 Keys with scaled hammer action keyboard (Smart Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard), 700 Sounds, 200 Rhythms, 192-Voice polyphony, Audio and MIDI Recorder, Hammer response, Damper resonance, Split and layer function, Chorus, DSP, Brilliance, Pitch bend, 60 Internal...

Recently Viewed
Walrus Audio Slö Multi Texture Reverb

Walrus Audio; Slö Multi Texture Reverb; Effect pedal; Three different reverb types; Three selectable reverb modes: Dark, Rise, Dream; Dark: reverb with low octave; Rise: Spatial, swelling reverberation; Dream: Long, flat reverberation with vibrato; Three selectable waveforms for modulating the...

Recently Viewed
Arturia MiniLab MKII Deep Black

Arturia MiniLab MKII Deep Black; USB Controller Keyboard; limited special edition with black enclosure and black keyboard; 25 Mini-Keys velocity sensitive; 16 rotary encoders (2 of them are clickable); 2 banks of 8 Pads velocity & pressure sensitive with RGB...

Recently Viewed
Tannoy Life Buds

Wireless in-ear headphones Bluetooth 5.0, DSP-control for precise sound reproduction, Bluetooth profile: HSP / HFP / A2DP / AVRCP, Up to 4 hours of battery life for music playback or phone calls, Up to 120 hours stand-by, Integrated microphone,...

Recently Viewed
Moog Sirin

Analogue Desktop Synthesizer Limited edition, Based on the Moog Taurus Sound Engine, Monophonic, 2 VCOs with sawtooth and rectangular waveforms, Oscillator sync, Mixer for VCO signals, Classic Moog Ladder filter (low pass), 2 ADSR envelopes, LFO for VCO and...

(1)
Recently Viewed
KRK Rokit RP5 G4

Active Near-Field Studio Monitor 5" Glass-aramid woofer, 1" Glass aramid tweeter, Class-D amplifier, Bi-amped, Maximum SPL: Sound pressure level: 104 dB, Frequency range: 43 - 40,000 Hz, Integrated illuminated LC-display, 25 Visual graphic EQ presets (DSP-based), KRK-App with room...

(1)
Recently Viewed
tc electronic BC208 Bass Cab

Electric Bass Cabinet Rated power: 200 watts, Impedance: 8 ohms, Frequency response: 70-4000 Hz ± 3dB, 50-6000 Hz -10 dB, EQuipped with: 2 x 8" Turbo sound custom drivers, Cabinet construction: bass reflex, Compact and lightweight design, Stackable horizontally...

Recently Viewed
the t.mix Rackmix 821 FX USB

the t.mix Rackmix 821 FX, 8 channel rackmixer with built-in USB audio player and multi-effects, 3 band equalization, + 48V phantom power and pan per channel, 2 aux sends (1x FX 1x Aux), main out with XLR or jack possible,...

Recently Viewed
Fender Newport RED Bluetooth Speaker

Portable Bluetooth Speaker Classic Fender design, Compatible with Bluetooth V4.2, aptX, AAC, SBC, Power: 30 W, Equipped with: 2 Full-range speakers and 1 tweeter, Excellent listening experience, Battery life up to 12 hours, 3.5 mm jack input, USB port...

Recently Viewed
Tech 21 Fly Rig RK5 v2

Tech 21 Fly Rig RK5 v2; effects pedal for electric guitar; Richie Kotzen Signature Pedal, the same analog SansAmp circuit, Delay with tap tempo, Boost and the Richie Kotzen Signature OMG of the first version, plus some additional features such...

Recently Viewed
Dreadbox Hypnosis

Dreadbox Hypnosis; multi-effect processor; three independent effects: analog BBD chorus/flanger incl. LFO with three waveforms, digital delay with three modes and freeze function, analog spring reverb with three reverb spirals and pitch modulation; input and output levels can be adjusted...

(1)
Recently Viewed
KRK Rokit RP7 G4

Active Studio Monitor Fitting: 6.5" Glass aramid woofer and 1" glass aramid tweeter, Output: 145 Watt, Class-D amplifier, Bi-amped, Transmission range: 42 - 40000 Hz, Maximum sound pressure level: 110 dB (SPL), Integrated illuminated LC-display, 25 Visual graphic EQ...

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.