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6 minutes ago, scottcald said:

Hopefully you didn't get cards for the Human Fund.  

Not gonna lie, I had to look it up. So, no. Nothing remotely like that. :D

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44 minutes ago, cynic said:

Either version is worth the same 11 points in Scrabble

Sure, if you play silly games.  :P

 

 

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15 hours ago, scottcald said:

@Jeff R Looks cool.  That's a crazy control layout.  

Yeah, haha, reminds me of a period jukebox. Each pickup has an on/off switch. There are three master tone switches - normal, treble rolled down (dark) and bass rolled down (!). The blue switches are on/offs for rhythm/lead circuits, separate vols, akin to a Jag or a JM. The small chrome knob is rhythm volume. The black slider along the bottom of the pickguard is lead volume (!). From the catalog.

$325 MSRP in the mid 1960s is about $2,800 today.

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23 hours ago, Jeff R said:

Each pickup has an on/off switch. There are three master tone switches - normal, treble rolled down (dark) and bass rolled down (!). The blue switches are on/offs for rhythm/lead circuits, separate vols, akin to a Jag or a JM. The small chrome knob is rhythm volume. The black slider along the bottom of the pickguard is lead volume (!).

I can't imagine why they weren't more popular.

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Hagstrom's primary claim to fame, at least for bassists, was as a progenitor of eight-string basses. Joe Osborn played on on "McArthur Park", of all things.

The best known name associated with Hagtröm’s eight-string bass  was Noel Redding of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, who played a Cherry Red example on the Axis: Bold As Love album (released in December 1967) and in concert. He also utilized the instrument as a prop for a pantomimed video of “Burning of the Midnight Lamp” from the Electric Ladyland album.

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Other players reportedly included Andy Kulberg of the Blues Project and Danny McCullough of Eric Burdon and the Animals.

Hendrix himself experimented with a Hagström eight-string bass in 1967 when he jammed in the studio with his former band, Curtis Knight and the Squires.

And son of a gun, Lemmy played one on a late '70s "Top of the Pops" show.

 

I happened to own a '70 (first year?) Guild S-100 that had a (original) Hagstrom vibrato like the one shown on this thread. Methinks those were very short-lived on Guilds.

 

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On 12/31/2020 at 6:47 PM, Jeff R said:

My bad, I'm using Google Images in business suite. Probably have them locked or something.

 

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That’s cool....what do those pups bring to the sonic equation?

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On 12/30/2020 at 1:18 PM, diablo175 said:

 

 

ETA- blame it on my 27 years as a public school teacher but... it's wives.  :P

 

 

Blame it to Mrs. Ochsendorf, my english teacher in highschool... 😇

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1 hour ago, Montelovesco said:

Blame it to Mrs. Ochsendorf, my english teacher in highschool... 😇

Schade!

Well, I suppose you should get a grammar/spelling pardon, given you're a gebürtiger deutscher.  ;)  I've heard many non-English speakers comment on how confusing English is. And that really confuses things if you're trying to learn German as I did in high school. :P


 

 
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1 hour ago, diablo175 said:

Schade!

Well, I suppose you should get a grammar/spelling pardon, given you're a gebürtiger deutscher.  ;)  I've heard many non-English speakers comment on how confusing English is. And that really confuses things if you're trying to learn German as I did in high school. :P


 

 

Thanks! And frankly, there could be another reason for misspelling „wife“, but that one is nsfw... 🤓

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14 hours ago, BubbaVO said:

That’s cool....what do those pups bring to the sonic equation?

Set-neck, sculpted heel mahogany construction with 60s single coils? As close to Brian May's "Red Special" as I'll get for now. Even has a vibrato that looks like it was made from a motorcycle kickstand, just like Dr. May's :)

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We were fortunate enough to move into our dream home a few months back. The better half got me two nice handmade guitar case stands that hold 5-7 cases each. Also a new 32" monitor. Still getting everything situated but it's nice to finally have the space to setup a decent work space and not be concerned about getting to loud.

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On 12/31/2020 at 4:47 PM, Jeff R said:

 

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Oh, my!  At first glance, my brain interpreted the control panel with all the switches on it as a foreign object  just resting on the guitar, not the actual controls.  What a layout!  I was too focused on that black protractor on the pickguard!

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On 1/2/2021 at 12:59 PM, Jeff R said:

Set-neck, sculpted heel mahogany construction with 60s single coils? As close to Brian May's "Red Special" as I'll get for now. Even has a vibrato that looks like it was made from a motorcycle kickstand, just like Dr. May's :)

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With that ACC. VOLUME knob and blue ACC switch, are you sure this isn't one half of the famed Hagstrom Polkameister guitar/accordion set that lets the bandleader guitarist cue the electronic accordion and control its volume? If so that's a really rare find.

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On 1/2/2021 at 11:12 AM, Montelovesco said:

Thanks! And frankly, there could be another reason for misspelling „wife“, but that one is nsfw... 🤓

Well, just remember that the plural of spouse is spice, and you should be all set.

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On 12/25/2020 at 10:58 AM, Montelovesco said:

Can‘t help but it reminds me of the DSKY they used on Apollo... (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer) 😌

Fun fact:  One of the early pioneers of analog synths (Don Buchla) worked on analog computing for NASA (guidance systems?) before building out a line of synths, so his build quality and aesthetic were influenced by the space program (at least indirectly).

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