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1966 Hagstrom Coronado IV bass

solid bodied electric bass

Hagstrom Coronado main page | 1966 Hagstrom Coronado | Coronado sound clips

The Hagstrom Coronado IV is one of my favourite basses. It is a medium scale (32 1/4") bass; so it's easy to play, and with the classic mahogany body/neck, rosewood fingerboard combination, produces dark, rich sounds; fat and mellow to a middy snarl, depending on how it's played. The neck is superb, with the fast action that Hagstrom is famous for.

The switch system only allows six distinct sounds, no tone pots keep things simple. The first two switches are simple on/off pickup selectors, allowing neck pickup, bridge pickup, or both. The last two switches 'L' an 'H' are tone selectors, the equivalent of tone set at 10 or 0 on a regular pot. Have a listen to some of the clips below.

Vintage Guitar Soundclip:
1966 Hagstrom Coronado IV
through a
1964 Ampeg B-15N

1966 Hagstrom Coronado IV1964 Ampeg B-15N
All sound samples were recorded with an amp with the following settings: volume 3, treble 5, bass 5. Recorded with a Shure SM57 microphone, into an M-audio mobile pre USB interface.

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Neck pickup

Neck pickup (switch 1) with the tone selector on 'H' (switch 4). Fingerstyle.

Neck pickup (switch 1) with the tone selector on 'H' (switch 4). Played with a pick.

Neck pickup (switch 1) with the tone selector on 'L' (switch 3). Fingerstyle.

Bridge pickup

Bridge pickup (switch 2) with the tone selector on 'H' (switch 4). Fingerstyle.

Bridge pickup (switch 2) with the tone selector on 'L' (switch 3). Fingerstyle.

Bridge pickup (switch 2) with the tone selector on 'L' (switch 3). Played with a pick.

Both pickups

Both pickups (switches 1 & 2) with the tone selector on 'H' (switch 4). Fingerstyle.

Both pickups (switches 1 & 2) with the tone selector on 'L' (switch 3). Fingerstyle.



Vintage Guitar Soundclip:
1966 Hagstrom Coronado IV
through a
1972 Fender Bassman 100 with 4x12 cab

1966 Hagstrom Coronado IV1972 Fender Bassman 100 with 4x12 cab
Amp settings are Volume 5, Treble 5, Bass, 5, Master Vol 5, with the 'Deep' mode activated - unless otherwise specified.

Recorded with a Shure SM57 microphone, into an M-audio mobile pre USB interface.

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Neck pickup

Guitar tone selector on 'H' (switch 4). Fingerstyle

Guitar tone selector on 'L' (switch 3). Played with a pick

Without the amps 'deep' mode, you can still get nice clear, and powerful bass sound; amp setting: Volume 7, Treble 7, Bass 7. Guitar tone selector on 'H' (switch 4). Played fingerstyle.

Bridge pickup

Tone selector on 'H' (switch 4). With a pick.

Boosting the treble, and without 'deep' mode, gives a bright almost clanky vibe: Volume 5, Treble 10, Bass 5. The guitar tone selector is on 'H' (switch 4). About as bright as you can get with this set up (some roundwound strings are about the only other thing to try).

Both pickups

Tone selector on 'L' (switch 3). Played with a pick.

Tone selector on 'H' (switch 4). Played with a pick.



Vintage Guitar Soundclip:
1966 Hagstrom Coronado IV
through a
1973 WEM Dominator Bass Mk 1

1966 Hagstrom Coronado IV1973 WEM Dominator Bass Mk 1
Amp settings are: Channel 1, Volume 5, Treble 5, Bass, without the 'Bright' mode activated - unless otherwise specified.

Recorded with a Shure SM57 microphone, into an M-audio mobile pre USB interface. The WEM Dominator Bass amplifier gets growly, even at lower volumes, particularly when played hard.

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Bridge pickup

Tone selector on 'H' (switch 4). Fingerstyle.

Tone selector on 'L' (switch 3). Fingerstyle.

A more extreme amplifier setting; both treble and bass upped to 10/10. Guitar tone selector on 'H' (switch 4). Fingerstyle.

Neck pickup

Tone selector on 'L' (switch 3). Played fingerstyle.

Both pickups

Tone selector on 'H' (switch 4). Fingerstyle.

Still with the brighter tone setting; 'H' (switch 4), but played with a pick



Vintage Guitar Soundclip:
1966 Hagstrom Coronado IV
through a
1964 Gibson Atlas IV

1966 Hagstrom Coronado IV1964 Gibson Atlas IV
Amp settings are: Channel 1, Volume 5, Treble 5, Bass 5

Recorded with a Shure SM57 microphone, into an M-audio mobile pre USB interface.

more vintage guitar soundclips

Neck pickup

Tone selector on 'H' (switch 4). Fingerstyle.

Bridge pickup

Tone selector on 'H' (switch 4). Played with a pick..

Tone selector on 'L' (switch 3). Played fingerstyle.

Both pickups

Tone selector on 'H' (switch 4). Played fingerstyle.

Tone selector on 'L' (switch 3). Played with a pick.

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There are 1 comments on this article so far. Add your comment
Carl Watts Comment left 3rd September 2012 10:10:29
This Hagstrom rocks! or is it those old amps?Really liking the audio clips. Not sure how i'd get on with the scale length, and it's such an odd looking bass. How does it sound DI'd? More clips please!

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