8 string (4 doubled) and 12 string (4 tripled) basses on the cheaper side

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Inconnu, Oct 9, 2013.


  1. Inconnu

    Inconnu

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    What should I look into? I'm thinking about new, still in production models, the cheaper the better (but still good enough quality). Any ideas?
  2. Rob Martinez

    Rob Martinez

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    Waterstone is getting a shipment of 12 string basses in a few days. Contact them.
  3. D.M.N.

    D.M.N. Supporting Member

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    The new Hagstroms are pretty nice. Not terribly expensive, and they're good quality. I thought the electronics were quite good, I really liked the sounds I could get, and the fit and finish wasn't bad either.
  4. Scottkarch

    Scottkarch

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    Used is the cheapest way. I got my 8 string Dean Edge that way and my Dean Rhapsody 12. I think if you are going 12,you might look at the new TP12s coming in to Waterstone soon. Good folks cool retro look and not much more than a used 12. Used 8s can get a bit cheaper. Check eBay and CL. Never hurts.
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