8 string bass owners - I have a request

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Justice, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    I have a request from those of you that own 8 string basses (coursed pairs)

    Would you mind taking a photograph of the nut of your bass with a measuring tape or ruler next to it. I'm working on a project and it would be really helpful to have the information that such a photograph would provide.

    Think of it as a christmas gift for someone you dont' know. :)

    Thanks in advance.
  2. msact

    msact Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2013
    Bucks Co, PA
    I would be happy to do so. Unfortunately mine (81 Washburn B-20-8) is in the shop getting a busted truss rod replaced.
  3. woodyng


    Dec 19, 2007
    Oregon coast
    I would,but the one i just bought desperately needs a new nut cut,because the D and G octave slots are way too close to the fundamental string slots. If you look at some ebay photos,you usually can find a headstock pic that you can blow up to get that detail.
  4. SP_EB4L

    SP_EB4L Supporting Member

    Hi Justice,

    The best I can do is to pm a picture of my Hagstrom HB8 head stock, as the picture is 2736 x 986 pixels and as the resolution is 480 pixels/inch you could easily get all the measurements you need if you open the picture in a good image editor like GIMP (open source kind of photoshop that is work on Win, Mac and Linux).
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  6. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
    If somebody else doesn't beat me to it, I will be glad to do so this evening.

    I have one of those silver bass boat glitter Carlo Robelli 8 strings, I will dig it out when I get back to the house.

    Moonshine :bassist:
  7. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    That would be might kind of you. Thanks
  8. SP_EB4L

    SP_EB4L Supporting Member

    I tried to pm you but even in pm we can't add a file to the message so I import my picture in Photobucket and here is it so you can download it and tried the way I write you in my previous post.

    Good Luck and Merry Christmas to you,


  9. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
  10. Abner


    Jan 2, 2011
    Posted one in another 8-string thread.

    Wait a minute, here it is...



    (Dang. Can never get the image thing to work.:()
  11. y 60's original Hastrom 8 stringer - the H8[​IMG]
  12. Ok, so that didn't work.....

    How do I attach a pic here then?
  13. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    you need to upload the pic, either using the attachment feature, or to a free photo hosting account like Photobucket and then use the [​IMG]