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New Hagstrom Hb-8 Vintage Black Beauty 8 String Electric Bass Guitar




Brought back to life from the H-8 Hagstrom bass first introduced in the 1960’s, the HB-8 was designed and built to produce the tones reminiscent of yesteryear, while still being able to produce the familiar modern bass tones, as heard today.

Thanks to the pickup configuration of the 6-way rotary switch, a multitude of tones are possible with this 8-stringed monster!

Possible pickup configurations using the 6-way rotary switch are as follows:

1 – Neck + Bridge, Single coil (Outer Coils)

2 – Bridge, Single Coil (Outer Coil)

3 – Neck, Single Coil (Outer Coil)

4 – Neck + Bridge, Humbucking

5 – Bridge, Humbucking

6 – Neck, Humbucking

The HB-8 has an extremely comfortable thin neck, which is further reinforced with Hagstrom’s own H-Expander truss rod to provide years of playing enjoyment for decades to come.

The HB-8 has proven to be a fantastic tool for bassists, providing a new definition in tone and creation for all bass players alike. Thanks to the HB-8, the bassist can now take the limelight!

Scale Length: 30,75 – 781 mm
Pickups: 2 x Dyna Rail 1025HB/N Alnico 5
Pickup Selector: 6-Way Rotary
Bridge: Hagstrom Heavy Duty 8-String Bridge, String Through Body
Controls: 1 x Volume 1 x Tone

Product Features

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Bolt-on Hard Maple
  • Fingerboard: Resinator with Hagstrom 6mm Dot Position Marks / 15 Inch Radius / Graph Tech Black Tusq
  • Trussrod: H-Expander
  • Tuning Keys: Hagstrom 17:1 Die Cast

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Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster HH Electric Guitar, Rosewood Fingerboard – Black Cherry Burst


The gorgeous and scorching Custom Telecaster FMT HH guitar features a carved flame maple top with cream binding, set neck, two Fender humbucking pickups, string-through body hard-tail bridge, three-way switching and a pull/push coil tap.

Product Features

  • Two Fender humbucking pickups offer a huge range of heavy / high output tones.
  • A string-through body hard-tail bridge provides exceptional tuning stability during heavy play.
  • A set-neck offers increased sustain, while a coil-tap offers access to single-coil pickup sounds.

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LyxPro Electric Guitar with 20w Amp, Package Includes All Accessories, Digital Tuner, Strings, Picks, Tremolo Bar, Shoulder Strap, and Case Bag Complete Beginner Starter kit Pack Full Size


Everything you need to start playing
This kit includes everything you need to start playing
•Full-size 39″ electric guitar
•20W amplifier
•Digital clip-on tuner
•6 strings
•2 picks
•Tremolo bar
•Shoulder strap
•Carrying bag

20W Amplifier
This 20W amplifier is perfect for the beginning guitarist. Complete with headphone jack and overdrive, you’ll get great quality sound.
• Power: 20W
• Speaker: 6.5″/ 4 ohm
• Equalization: treble, bass, gain, grind
• Jacks: headphone, mp3
• Dimensions: 11.6″ x 11.2″ x 4.1″ (29.5 x 28.5 x 10.5cm)
• Weight: 5.7 lbs. (2.6kg)

Digital clip-on tuner
Playing in tune is essential for any guitarist. The digital tuner included with this kit ensures that your guitar is perfectly tuned every time you sit down to play. Easy to follow instructions will make tuning a breeze.
Digital Clip-on Tuner
• A4 frequency: 440Hz
• Tuning item: chromatic, guitar, bass, violin, ukulele
• Tuning range: 0A (27.5Hz) – 8C (4186.01Hz)
• Dimensions: 2.1″ x 1.1″ x 3.1″ (55 x 30 x 80mm)
• Weight: 1.1 oz. (32g)

Product Features

  • Full-size 39″ electric guitar and all the accessories necessary to start playing, including a 20W amplifier, digital clip-on tuner, 6 strings, 2 picks, tremolo bar, shoulder strap, and carrying bag.
  • Perfect for beginner and intermediate players.
  • Ideal kit for anyone interested in learning how to play the electric guitar
  • Everything you need to start playing
  • Rosewood fingerboard, Canadian maple neck, Solid wood body, S-S-S pickups, One-way tremolo, Pickup switch, Volume & tone controls

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Yamaha FG800 Acoustic Guitar – Natural Bundle with Gig Bag, Tuner, Strings, Strap, Picks, Austin Bazaar Instructional DVD, and Polishing Cloth


Adding value to your purchase, Austin Bazaar bundles your instrument with necessary accessories. Everything you need to start playing immediately comes in one box. Save yourself the hassle and save some money while you’re at it. A gig bag is included so you can keep your instrument safely packed away when you’re on the go. An easy-to-use clip-on tuner is included so you can keep your instrument in tune. A strap is included so you can practice or better yet perform while standing up. Strings are included so you have extra for later. Picks are included so you can start playing right out of the box. An Austin Bazaar instructional DVD is included so you can pick up some tips while learning your new instrument. An Austin Bazaar polishing cloth is included so you can keep your new instrument in mint condition.

Perfect for the first time player or the economical hobbyist, the 800 Series Natural provides fantastic tone and brilliant quality at a reasonable price. With its new scalloped bracing, Yamaha has achieved a louder and stronger sound in the low- to mid-ranges. This new bracing has created an innovative and ideal acoustic structure to maintain durability while bringing out the most sound possible. As Yamaha’s #1 selling acoustic, the 800 Series Black has a modest and conventional appearance, but don’t let that fool you.

Body Shape: Traditional Western
Scale Length: 650mm (25 9/16″)
Body Length: 505mm (19 7/8″)
Total Length: 1038mm (40 7/8″)
Body Width: 412mm (16 1/4″)
Body Depth: 100-118mm (3 15/16″- 4 5/8″)
Nut Width: 43mm (1 11/16″)
Top Material: Solid Spruce
Back/Sides Material: Nato/Okume
Neck Material: Nato
Fretboard/Bridge Material: Rosewood
Fretboard Radius: R400mm (23 5/8″)
Nut/Saddle Material: Urea
Bridge Pins: Black ABS with White Dot
Tuners: Die-cast Chrome(TM29T)
Body Binding: Black
Soundhole Inlay: Black & White
Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern (Black for BL color variation)

Product Features

  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Nato/Okume Back and Sides for a rich, warm sound
  • Newly developed scalloped bracing for stronger sound!
  • Traditional Western Dreadnought Body
  • Traditional looks and outstanding quality

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revelatorguitars: Just a gorgeous example of a 1968 Fender…



Just a gorgeous example of a 1968 Fender Jaquar in Sonic Blue that’s mellowed into Surf Green from Reverb.Com.
#1968 #offsetguitar #fenderjaguar #offsetguitars #revelatorguitars #sonicblue #surfgreen

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Rock Opera: Klaatu – Hope


If you know one thing about the obscure prog rock band Klaatu, it's that in the late 1970s they were rumored to be the Beatles. Of course, that wasn't the case, as legions of Beatles fans later realized when they, you know, actually listened to the first Klaatu album. But they were a pretty good, if undervalued band. 

Haling from Toronto, these three studio musicians thought that "the music should speak for itself." Hence, no bios, photos or interviews with the band, not even credits indicating who played or wrote the songs. And since they were signed to Capitol Records, some bonehead reporter for the Providence Journal thought it must be the fab four reunited.

At any rate, when all these Beatles rumors surfaced, sales for their first album soared. And admittedly, there are a couple of Beatlest-esque tunes on the first album, notably "Subway Sub Rosa" and "Little Neutrino." Meanwhile the band shrugged off the rumors since they were busy in London recording their second album, the rock opera "Hope," with the London Symphony Orchestra. And The Carpenters released had a hit single with their version of Klaatu's "Calling Occupants from Interplanetary Craft."

And I've got to say, "Hope" is one helluva an album. Although it clocks in at just over 40 minutes, it is ambitious and grandiose musically and thematically. It tells the story of an ancient race or planet of space travelers and a lonely lighthouse keeper at the end of space or who the heck knows what. There is a story here, which is why I think this qualifies as a rock opera more than just a concept album, but I wouldn't be able to explain it to you. Still, I would put it up there with SF Sorrow by The Pretty Things. It's that good an album.

While the whole album is excellent, I view "Long Live Politzania" as the best cut. Ok, and some of the vocals on this album do sound a bit like George Harrison but I think it's just coincidental. The guitar work on "Madman" is also excellent. The music has a '70s extravagance that you will either love or hate. There are elements that compare with Queen, King Crimson, Supertramp, the Beach Boys, fellow Canadians Max Webster and others from that era.

Unfortunately, at some point the truth behind the rumor ("Klaatu is Klaatu!") surfaced and there was a huge backlash against the band. This was unfortunate because the band had nothing to do with these rumors. The band recorded three more albums before breaking up. 

The first three albums are excellent while I consider the last two a bit more hit-or-miss. There's also an excellent box set called "Sun Set" which includes all of Hope with all of the London Symphony Orchestra sections fully restored. The albums are available on Amazon, iTunes and from the official Klaatu website.

Since live footage of Klaatu is relatively hard to come by, here's a 1974 live performance on CBC Music Machine with a song from their first album. 

You can also find more rock opera reviews at

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Martin M175 80/20 Acoustic Guitar Strings, Custom Light


The Martin M175 80/20 bronze custom light acoustic guitar strings are high-quality strings made to withstand the grind of daily use. Core and wrap wires must meet strict requirements in order to make the grade and are wound to precise specifications to give you a better experience.

Product Features

  • Gauges: .011 – .052
  • Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life

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B.C. RICH Mk3B-MB4-QMP Mk3 Mockingbird Electric Bass Guitar, Quilted Maple


Don’t just hold down the low end, be seen doing it with a Mockingbird Mk3B bass! Fully active electronics fed by a pair of split Neck and Bridge pickups offer a wide variety of tones to suit any musical style, from mild to wild. Electronics feature a Master Volume, Blend Volume, Treble/Hi-Mid, and Bass/Low-Mid controls, with a custom voiced, B.C. Rich proprietary 9V active preamp. Solid Mahogany bodies with beautiful, genuine Quilted Sapele or Maple top for a classic contrasting look.

Product Features

  • Custom voiced B.C. Rich active preamp
  • Split neck and bridge pickups
  • Matching figured headstock
  • Concave diamond inlays
  • Equipped with Ernie Ball Slinky’s and inspected in Orange, CA

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(Allegedly) The World's First Self Strumming Guitar – Heavily Modded 3/4 Squier Stratocaster


What are we to make of this alleged World’s First Self-Strumming Guitar, a Frankenstein’s monster of a creation built from parts of an old Squier Mini and a computer printer? It’s currently listed on eBay UK with a Buy It Now price of £300, although the seller does note that “Although I have set the buy it now price high, I will entertain sensible offers, just offer whatever you think its worth and you might get (un)lucky!”

He also says that:

Please bear in mind this is a prototype and as such isn’t finished nicely where I have been working on it, and while the self strum mechanism works perfectly laying flat on a bench it is a bit temperamental when the guitar is held in a playing position. I can suggest a simple modification to the buyer to correct this but it is not something I plan on doing myself as I am now busy working on the mark 2 self strumming guitar – the follow up to this.

Think of this a piece of mechanical art rather than an instrument you would use every day, putting all silliness aside this thing with a bit more development could actually be useful one day to a person who has either lost or lost the use of an arm. I’d like to sell this to fund further development into the concept. Check out the following video to see me building this contraption and to see it working.

AND there’s a video!

G L Wilson

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HS2 Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup for Gibson Les Paul Replacement (Neck&Bridge)


Product features:
Perfect for classic rock, heavy rock, funk, punk, R&B and metal music style.
It can get very good control in the high frequency region, the ending sounds seem so strong and full.
These are excellent LP alternative humbucker.
Fit most guitar as a direct replacement.
Fully wax potted and sealed.

Product description:
Color: Yellow + Black
Material: Metal
Size: 2.8*1.5*0.4 inches
Magnet: Alnico 2
Resistance: N:7.2K B:8.4K
Weight: 125g

Package Include:
1* humbucker pickup

We have 8 years production of electronic guitar pickup experience, and we want to always make sure that our customers get exactly the item that they are looking for at the best quality. We believe the goal to which most music lover could aspire. So if you have any questions or ideas, please contact us directly.

Product Features

  • Wide Applicability: Compatible with electric guitars
  • Magnet Type: Alnico II
  • Baseplate: Custom etched nickel silve
  • Double-conductor wire,Coil Wire: 42 AWG enamel
  • Tonal Quality: strong and powerful, as if emotive tiny grains of sand are surrounding the edge of the tone.

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