Hagstrom

HSH8IIWCT

Hagstrom H8-II Bass Guitar 8-String Wild Cherry Tranparent w/ Hardcase

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  • Product Information:

    Most people invariably think of Hagstrom when talking about an 8-string bass. That’s because Hagstrom was the first brand to mass-produce an 8-string version: the H8. In the late 1960s, countless beat and hard rock icons experimented extensively and used its unique sound as the backbone for psychedelic and classic songs.

    The H8 not only survived this experimental era of the 1960s but quickly became a timeless instrument. With the H8-II of its RetroScape series, Hagstrom introduces an authentic re-issue of this legendary 8-string bass originally released in 1967. In other words, its tremendously powerful and sparkling sound is back!

    What makes the H8-II so special? The octave sound of the high strings is just perfect. Unlike electronic devices, this approach is not subject to tracking problems. The narrow neck, the congenial 8-string bridge (string-through-body) and its short scale greatly contribute to the perfect playability of the string pairs. Hagstrom’s proprietary “Dyna-Rail” humbuckers produce a phat sound and can be split to single-coil mode using the volume control.

    The famous “H-Expander” trussrod ensures perfect neck relief despite the considerably higher tension of the eight strings. It also contributes to the bass’s fabulous sustain. The on-board sliders allow players to activate and deactivate the pickups individually. The global “Tone” and “Mute” sliders provide a host of additional sonic options.

    This attractive package is rounded out by the authentic double-cutaway body shape, which fits snugly in the RetroScape series’ design philosophy and will even win over die-hard vintage freaks.

    H8-II BASS GUITAR STANDARDS:

    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 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".

    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.

    Electronics
    Pickups: 2 x Hagstrom DynaRail Humbucker
    Controls: 1 x Volume Control with Push/Pull Coil Split
    Kill Switch Located on Upper Bout
    4 x Switches (left to right)

    Neck - off/on
    Bridge - off/on
    Master Tone - off/mid & high cut
    Mute - off/gain reduction & high cut


    Specifications:

    SKU HSH8IIWCT
    Brand Hagstrom Guitars
    Type Electric Bass Guitars
    Type 8-String Bass Guitars
    Series Hagstrom H8-II Bass Series
    Finish Wild Cherry Transparent Gloss
    Body Wood Mahogany
    Neck Wood Canadian Hard Maple
    Neck 15" Radius with "C" Neck Profile
    Construction Bolt-On
    Truss Rod H-Expander
    Fretboard Binding Multi-Ply Binding
    Fretboard Resinator Wood
    Frets 21 Frets
    Inlays Pearl Dot Inlays
    Scale Length 30.75" (781 mm)
    Nut GraphTech Black Tusq XL, Nut Width is 40mm
    Machine Heads 4 x Hagstrom 22:1 Chrome Die Cast Tuners, 4 x Hagstrom 18:1 Chrome Die Cast Tuners
    Bridge Hagstrom Heavy Duty 8-String, String Through Body
    Pickups 2 x Dyna Rail 1025HB/N Alnico 5
    Pickup Selector 4 x Switches (left to right)
    Controls 1 x Volume Control with Push/Pull Coil Split
    Unique Features Custom String Gauges (Replacement set available, SKU:HSHBS8)
    Comes with Hagstrom Hardshell Case in Tan Tolex with Hagstrom Logo

  • Warranty

    1 Year Warranty
  • Shipping & Delivery

    All orders over $50 will be automatically eligible for FREE Shipping Australia Wide, if you order is under $50 there will be a flat rate of $7.

    Belfield Music is well known for its top online customer service. We treat all online customers with the same excellent service we give to our in store customer. We will ensure that you receive all the support you need while your goods are in transit and ensure the goods arrive promptly. All of our shipments have tracking numbers available and we cover every single unit by our own shipping insurance.     

    Online orders are normally processed within 1-3 business days. Once processed, your order should take between 1-8 business days to arrive depending on your location. Please note that your order may take up to 10 business days to arrive from the day you place your order. 

    If it transpires that the product is out of stock due to a stock discrepancy and/or there will be a delay in shipment, we will contact you within 2 business days of placing your order and give you the option of waiting or cancelling your order. The products we advertise online should show if they are in stock or not. We do our best to keep the website stock count up to date, but there may be an occasional error.

    If you wish to utilize an Express Delivery Service to receive your item, please contact us for a shipping quote before you place your order at admin@belfieldmusic.com.au or by using the Chat icon on the bottom right of the page.           

    Deliver is made during the hours from 8:00am till 5:30pm Monday to Friday. As such, please ensure you nominate an address which is capable of receiving goods during 8am and 5.30pm.  Given the restrictions on PO Box deliveries we cannot deliver larger sized items to a PO Box.

    If for any reason our selected carriers don't service your area we will contact you before processing your order if this applys to you.

    Returns Policy

    If you wish to return an item which is not damaged or faulty in any way and you have simply changed your mind or made the wrong decision, you must let us know within 7 days of receiving the item.  We will not agree to refund an item because you simply changed your mind or made the wrong decision if we have not been advised of your intention within 7 days of receiving your item. Once we have provided a return authority, it is the buyer’s responsibility to return the item, at their own costs within 30 days from original purchase. If the item is returned with any damage or alteration to its original packaging, we will refund the item subject to applying a minimum 15% restocking fee.  We will not refund the costs of the initial shipping charges.

    It is in Belfield Music best interests to keep our customers happy with their purchases. If you are not happy with your purchase, please talk to us first. We will always attempt to resolve any problems you may have as best we can. To contact us please email us at admin@belfieldmusic.com.au or by using the Chat icon on the bottom right of the page.

Product Information

Product Information:

Most people invariably think of Hagstrom when talking about an 8-string bass. That’s because Hagstrom was the first brand to mass-produce an 8-string version: the H8. In the late 1960s, countless beat and hard rock icons experimented extensively and used its unique sound as the backbone for psychedelic and classic songs.

The H8 not only survived this experimental era of the 1960s but quickly became a timeless instrument. With the H8-II of its RetroScape series, Hagstrom introduces an authentic re-issue of this legendary 8-string bass originally released in 1967. In other words, its tremendously powerful and sparkling sound is back!

What makes the H8-II so special? The octave sound of the high strings is just perfect. Unlike electronic devices, this approach is not subject to tracking problems. The narrow neck, the congenial 8-string bridge (string-through-body) and its short scale greatly contribute to the perfect playability of the string pairs. Hagstrom’s proprietary “Dyna-Rail” humbuckers produce a phat sound and can be split to single-coil mode using the volume control.

The famous “H-Expander” trussrod ensures perfect neck relief despite the considerably higher tension of the eight strings. It also contributes to the bass’s fabulous sustain. The on-board sliders allow players to activate and deactivate the pickups individually. The global “Tone” and “Mute” sliders provide a host of additional sonic options.

This attractive package is rounded out by the authentic double-cutaway body shape, which fits snugly in the RetroScape series’ design philosophy and will even win over die-hard vintage freaks.

H8-II BASS GUITAR STANDARDS:

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 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".

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.

Electronics
Pickups: 2 x Hagstrom DynaRail Humbucker
Controls: 1 x Volume Control with Push/Pull Coil Split
Kill Switch Located on Upper Bout
4 x Switches (left to right)

Neck - off/on
Bridge - off/on
Master Tone - off/mid & high cut
Mute - off/gain reduction & high cut


Specifications:

SKU HSH8IIWCT
Brand Hagstrom Guitars
Type Electric Bass Guitars
Type 8-String Bass Guitars
Series Hagstrom H8-II Bass Series
Finish Wild Cherry Transparent Gloss
Body Wood Mahogany
Neck Wood Canadian Hard Maple
Neck 15" Radius with "C" Neck Profile
Construction Bolt-On
Truss Rod H-Expander
Fretboard Binding Multi-Ply Binding
Fretboard Resinator Wood
Frets 21 Frets
Inlays Pearl Dot Inlays
Scale Length 30.75" (781 mm)
Nut GraphTech Black Tusq XL, Nut Width is 40mm
Machine Heads 4 x Hagstrom 22:1 Chrome Die Cast Tuners, 4 x Hagstrom 18:1 Chrome Die Cast Tuners
Bridge Hagstrom Heavy Duty 8-String, String Through Body
Pickups 2 x Dyna Rail 1025HB/N Alnico 5
Pickup Selector 4 x Switches (left to right)
Controls 1 x Volume Control with Push/Pull Coil Split
Unique Features Custom String Gauges (Replacement set available, SKU:HSHBS8)
Comes with Hagstrom Hardshell Case in Tan Tolex with Hagstrom Logo

Specifications
Warranty

Warranty

1 Year Warranty
Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Delivery

All orders over $50 will be automatically eligible for FREE Shipping Australia Wide, if you order is under $50 there will be a flat rate of $7.

Belfield Music is well known for its top online customer service. We treat all online customers with the same excellent service we give to our in store customer. We will ensure that you receive all the support you need while your goods are in transit and ensure the goods arrive promptly. All of our shipments have tracking numbers available and we cover every single unit by our own shipping insurance.     

Online orders are normally processed within 1-3 business days. Once processed, your order should take between 1-8 business days to arrive depending on your location. Please note that your order may take up to 10 business days to arrive from the day you place your order. 

If it transpires that the product is out of stock due to a stock discrepancy and/or there will be a delay in shipment, we will contact you within 2 business days of placing your order and give you the option of waiting or cancelling your order. The products we advertise online should show if they are in stock or not. We do our best to keep the website stock count up to date, but there may be an occasional error.

If you wish to utilize an Express Delivery Service to receive your item, please contact us for a shipping quote before you place your order at admin@belfieldmusic.com.au or by using the Chat icon on the bottom right of the page.           

Deliver is made during the hours from 8:00am till 5:30pm Monday to Friday. As such, please ensure you nominate an address which is capable of receiving goods during 8am and 5.30pm.  Given the restrictions on PO Box deliveries we cannot deliver larger sized items to a PO Box.

If for any reason our selected carriers don't service your area we will contact you before processing your order if this applys to you.

Returns Policy

If you wish to return an item which is not damaged or faulty in any way and you have simply changed your mind or made the wrong decision, you must let us know within 7 days of receiving the item.  We will not agree to refund an item because you simply changed your mind or made the wrong decision if we have not been advised of your intention within 7 days of receiving your item. Once we have provided a return authority, it is the buyer’s responsibility to return the item, at their own costs within 30 days from original purchase. If the item is returned with any damage or alteration to its original packaging, we will refund the item subject to applying a minimum 15% restocking fee.  We will not refund the costs of the initial shipping charges.

It is in Belfield Music best interests to keep our customers happy with their purchases. If you are not happy with your purchase, please talk to us first. We will always attempt to resolve any problems you may have as best we can. To contact us please email us at admin@belfieldmusic.com.au or by using the Chat icon on the bottom right of the page.

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