1965 Hagstrom III: Swedish offset

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Re: 1965 Hagstrom III: Swedish offset

Post by otis » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:39 pm

Trout wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:08 am
In 99 % of trem use causing the guitar to go out of tune, it is something other than the tremolo that’s the problem. The nut is a good start to look at.
You're right; the nut is indeed in very bad shape.
Whenever I start playing that guitar on a more regular base, I'll look into it...

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Re: 1965 Hagstrom III: Swedish offset

Post by brettjorg » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:16 am

Very nice. I'm getting SG crossed with offset vibes.

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Re: 1965 Hagstrom III: Swedish offset

Post by mynameisjonas » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:29 am

gringopig wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:45 pm
The trem is not like how you would want though. It has no up movement and takes quite a bit of force to move so it's quite mechanical sounding. Not fluid. You can get good Kurt Vile style down plunges thankfully. It also seems to unravel my high e so reluctant to use it a lot so I need to get a soldering iron.
Sounds like you just have the spring too tight. If you loosen the tension screw you should be able to make the trem floating. It will never be as smooth as an offset typ trem of course, but definitely usable, as long as you solder the ends of your high E-strings.

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Re: 1965 Hagstrom III: Swedish offset

Post by gringopig » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:38 am

I'll try that. I have 10's on and might go to 11-49 on it just to grab some tension back.

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Re: 1965 Hagstrom III: Swedish offset

Post by Kawentzmann » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:12 pm

Sorry, but I can’t find the Offsets on YouTube thread anymore.

Hagstrom offset on YouTube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbRVPYTU7Xo

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