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
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Sound samples

 
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

This product is currently sold out

These are other customers' choices:

Harley Benton PB-Shorty BK Standard Series
37% bought Harley Benton PB-Shorty BK Standard Series 82 €
Fender Mustang Bass PJ PF SB
12% bought Fender Mustang Bass PJ PF SB 549 €
Fender Squier Bronco Bass RD
10% bought Fender Squier Bronco Bass RD 177 €
Ibanez TMB30-BK Talman Short Scale
9% bought Ibanez TMB30-BK Talman Short Scale 177 €
Our most popular Short Scale Basses
15 customer ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.3 / 5.0
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
8 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 review
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 review
Report rating…

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

Send report
825 €
Free shipping incl. VAT
In stock within 4-5 weeks
In stock within 4-5 weeks

This item is expected back in stock soon and can then be shipped immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share this product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Free test reports
MusicRadar.com Hagstrom Viking Bass
Hagstrom Viking Bass
MusicRadar.com (6/2012)
Test Report
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include 24% Greek VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to Greece are 20 EUR, free shipping on orders above 298 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb Gibson Les Paul M2 Citron Green Dante AVIO Analog Input Adapter 2x0 C.Giant LP-6210C Black Vic Firth SIH2 Steinberg UR-RT2 Presonus Studio One 4 Pro UG Prof/Prod Stairville Wild Wash Pro 648 LED RGB DMX Roland TM-6 Pro Drum Trigger Module Dante AVIO AES3 IO Adapter 2x2 Fender SQ J.Mascis Jazzmaster 2018 Ampeg Opto Comp Compressor
Recommended
Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb

Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb, effects pedal, 11 different reverb types: HALL, SPRING, PLATE, REVRS, ECHO, TREM, MOD, DYNA, AUTO-INF, SHIM and POLY, Tails switch: Select whether the reverb fades out naturally or stops immediately when the pedal is switched...

to the product
149 €
Recommended
Gibson Les Paul M2 Citron Green

Electric Guitar Poplar body, Maple neck, Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia), Slim Taper neck profile - .800"-. 875", 22 Frets, Pickups: 2 Gibson Pro-Bucker humbuckers, Volume and tone controls, 1 Toggle switch, Chrome hardware, Wraparound bridge, Mini Button machine heads,...

to the product
399 €
Recommended
Dante AVIO Analog Input Adapter 2x0

Dante AVIO Analog Input Adapter 2x0; converts analog audio line signals to feed any Dante-connected system; 96 kHz / 24 Bit; fully-functional Dante interface; adjustable signal levels: +24dBu / +4dBu / 0dBu/ 0dBV /-10dBV (through Dante Controller); frequency Response: 20Hz...

to the product
169 €
Recommended
C.Giant LP-6210C Black

Keyboard 61 Keys with touch dynamics, 162 Sounds, 200 Rhythms, 61 Percussion effects, 50 Demo songs, Fill-in, sync and rhythms variations, Split function, Chord, Recording, Pitch bend wheel, Microphone input, Line out sockets, Headphone output, Sustain pedal connection, USB...

to the product
69 €
(2)
Recommended
Vic Firth SIH2

Vic Firth SIH2 isolation headphones, (reduces overall noise levels by 25 dB). successor of the legendary Vic Firth SIH-1 headphones, features redesigned larger driver in the ear cups that deliver a more powerful low end, cleaner mids and clear highs...

to the product
77 €
(1)
Recommended
Steinberg UR-RT2

4x 2 USB 2.0 Audio Interface Up to 24-bit/192 kHz, 2 Class-A D-PRE microphone preamps with + 48 V phantom power, Rupert Neve Designs transformer switchable on each front input channel, 2 Analog XLR/jack combo inputs plus 2 line...

to the product
325 €
Recommended
Presonus Studio One 4 Pro UG Prof/Prod

Audio MIDI Sequencer (DAW) (download) Upgrade from Presonus Studio One Professional 1-3 / Producer 2 to Studio One 4 Professional Sleek single-window philosophy, Consistent drag-and-drop functionality throughout, Project page allows integrated mastering with DDP export, Redbook...

to the product
146 €
Recommended
Stairville Wild Wash Pro 648 LED RGB DMX

Multi-Functional LED Spotlight with 4 Effects in One DeviceWith its SMD LED equipment, the Wild Wash series is a magic box for events and shows of all kinds. Whether on small to large stages, in clubs of all sizes, exhibitions,...

to the product
259 €
(1)
Recommended
Roland TM-6 Pro Drum Trigger Module

Trigger Module For acoustic drummers who want to extend the sound possibilities of their drums with electronic sounds, 500 one-shot sounds, 268 V-Drum sounds, 80 Drum kits, SDHC card slot for importing your own samples, 6x 6.3 mm stereo...

to the product
799 €
Recommended
Dante AVIO AES3 IO Adapter 2x2

Y Adapter Transmits two channels each from AES3 to a Dante network and vice versa, RJ45 Metal plug with built-in LEDs, 1 XLR male output, 1 XLR female input, 96 kHz / 24 bit, Robust housing for day-to-day tasks...

to the product
169 €
Recommended
Fender SQ J.Mascis Jazzmaster 2018

Electric Guitar J.Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) Artist Model, Body: Basswood, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Indian Laurel, Neck profile: C, 21 Jumbo frets, Nut width: 42.5 mm, Scale: 648 mm, Pickups: 2 Jazzmaster single coils, Adjusto-Matic bridge with vintage style floating tremolo,...

to the product
479 €
Recommended
Ampeg Opto Comp Compressor

Effects pedal Analog bass compressor, Controllers for compression, release and output levels, True bypass, Power supply with 9 V battery or 9 V power supply (both not included, suitable battery available under Art. 132579 , suitable power supply under...

to the product
103 €
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.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.