Hagstrom VIKB-WCT Viking Bass, Resinator Fretboard, Wild Cherry Transparent
Hagstrom Viking® Bass
Introduced as the Concord bass in 1965, Hagstrom’s Viking® bass injects some tactfully chosen vigor into an all-time classic design. This meticulously crafted semi-hollow bass with a short 30.75-inch (781 mm) scale is fitted with Hagstrom’s custom-voiced Dyna-Rail humbucking pickups. A brilliantly designed 6-way rotary switch allows switching between various humbucking and single-coil configurations for a dizzying array of tonal options. From 60’s Brit-rock to modern day low-end goodness, the Viking® bass delivers ear-candy galore.
Viking® Bass Standards
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.
Hagstrom Machine Heads
Hagstrom models use 18:1 or 15:1 gear ratio machine heads based on our own designs to insure accurate tuning. Viking® and HB series basses feature machine heads with a 17:1 gear ratio.
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”.
- Material: Ply Maple
- Top: Contoured
- Style: Semi-Hollow
- Joint: Set Neck
- Material: Canadian Hard Maple
- Truss Rod: H-Expander™
- Material: Resinator™
- Radius: 15""
- Inlays: Pearl Block
- Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
- Scale Length: 30,75"" (781 mm)
- Nut: GraphTech Black Tusq XL
- Nut Width: 40 mm
- Pickups: 2 x Dyna Rail - Viking® Bass N/B
- Pickup Selector: 6-Way Rotary
- Neck + Bridge, Single coil (Outer coils)
- Bridge, Single Coil (Outer Coil)
- Neck, Single Coil (Outer Coil)
- Neck + Bridge, Humbucking
- Bridge, Humbucking
- Neck, Humbucking
- Controls: 2 x Volume / 2 x Tone
- Bridge: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Trapeze Tail Piece
- Tuning Keys: Hagstrom Design 17:1
- Strings: .45 - .95
- Bag B41
- Case B62
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Hagstrom. This VIKB-WCT is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.
note: The photos above may not be of the exact bass you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.