My first bass guitar

I started playing bass around 1982, in my local "Ten Sing" youth gospel choir. I picked up this bass along with a Fender Bassman 100 amplifier, and used it for about a year. The Hagström Swede is a Les Paul shaped short-scale bass, with a scale length of 30.75". It had a wonderful, old-school thump, … Continue reading My first bass guitar


Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my blog "Arctic Bass";  my personal blog related to "All Things Bass". I have been playing the bass since I was 14 years old in 1982. I had then played the cello for a few years and the gospel choir in my church needed a bass player, so I volunteered. The band consisted … Continue reading Welcome to my blog