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Does anyone have a 8 string Guirtar Not bass

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by InsaneBassninja, Dec 24, 2013.


  1. InsaneBassninja

    InsaneBassninja

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    I don't know why but is it a good Idea to learn Both bass and guritar at the same tim but I want to learn 8 string but Tune it as this BEADGBEA is this a good idea and what strings should I used to do this with?
     
  2. kanonfodr

    kanonfodr Supporting Member

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    They made that, it's called a Chapman Stick. Or a Skeletone Tapper.

    Peace,
    Greg
     
  3. spade2you

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    High A strings aren't terribly popular. It's hard to find strings that sound worth a crap and don't snap at 25.5" scale. Shorten the scale length and the B string sounds like crap. Fanned frets are an option, but not cheap.
     
  4. InsaneBassninja

    InsaneBassninja

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    Maybe I could run it over the http://circlekstrings.com/store/8_string_guitar.html I think they have a set I could try out. However, am going to learn everything thing I can on the seven string guitar before moving over. Its very much like I did with my six string started from 5 then to 6 and in this case start with seven and move to eight.

    Am thinking about buying a Ibanez RG8 8 string. I did notice it fit my hands better than the 7 anyways.
     
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  6. spade2you

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    A lot of 8 strings are 27 or 28" and the .008 is to tune to E since a .009 would have a lot more tension due to the scale length. These are designed more for a low f# string.
     
  7. InsaneBassninja

    InsaneBassninja

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    maybe am better off with geting this ESP LTD H208 8-String Electric Guitar 25.5" slace lought
     
  8. spade2you

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    With a .008, you probably won't be able to tune the string higher than G and it will sound extremely thin. That's basically the reason that everyone has a low B string instead of a high A. You can kind of get away with it on a nylon string like Lenny Breau did.

    If you want a higher tuning, there's always a capo.
     
  9. InsaneBassninja

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    I could try a .007 string. I know they make thoses.
     

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