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the official 8-String (octave courses) bass club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hoover, Jul 31, 2008.


  1. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    I can't believe one doesn't already exist (and if it does, I apologize for my stupidity, and once again curse the inelegance of the TB Search Engine). Also, I don't know whether this is really the "official" anything...but since I can't find any other evidence of an 8-string (octave courses) bass club, I hereby pronounce myself de facto founder & president for life!

    (Edit: Okay, I found there is a precedent, so I concede to WarriorJoe7. See below.)

    If you have an 8-string (octave courses) bass, post a pic & join the club! (PM me for your chronologically derived member #)

    We're an inclusive club, so 10-string (5x2) or 12-string (6x2) basses are welcome. For that matter, triple course basses -- e.g., 12-string (4x3) -- are welcome also, but I think those guys already have their own club. Any bass with multiple courses -- groups of strings primarily intended to be struck/fretted simultaneously -- are welcome to this club.

    What it's not meant to be is a club for 8-string Extended Range Instruments (i.e., F#-B-E-A-D-G-C-F). I think they have their own club already too. Sorry, octave courses only.

    Here's mine:
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    It's a frankenbass of sorts: Schaller bridge, EMG pickups, EMG BTC electronics, Gotoh machines, Warmoth body, & a custom-made Michael Dolan neck.

    Who's next? Let's see those pics!
     
  2. BigRedX

    BigRedX

    May 1, 2006
    Count me in!

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    Only a Carlo Robelli, but it does for the moment.

    I've also got a Washburn B20 8-string in bits at the moment which is getting a massive overhaul and I'm looking at getting a custom 8-string made sometime next year...
     
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  4. duckbutter

    duckbutter

    Mar 30, 2005
    I'm in.
    Ibenez 1979 Studio 8-String. Pic to come.
     
  5. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    Yikes, talk about being the outcasts...

    Two responses?!?!?! I know there are more than three 8-string bassists on TB. Sad...

    eh, BigRedX, you're #2. duckbutter, you're #3 ...but you owe us a pic!
     
  6. Bassman316

    Bassman316

    May 27, 2008
    Calabash, NC
    I'll get in on this... Brice 8-string! Boo-yah!

    Haven't learned how to post pics yet... I guess that'll get me my official membership? Doesn't help that I'm at work and I can't post/view pics, anyhow. Blasted censorship!
     
  7. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    I'll roll here!:D

    My recently acquired Venson 8.:)
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  8. Toronto Bassist

    Toronto Bassist

    Jan 9, 2008
    Toronto
  9. Toronto Bassist

    Toronto Bassist

    Jan 9, 2008
    Toronto
    It's worth noting that these guys can really shred your fingers if you don't play with a pick (which I don't). They also have a tendency to be top-heavy, which I guess is unavoidable.
     
  10. Bassman316

    Bassman316

    May 27, 2008
    Calabash, NC
    I don't really have the top-heavy problem, but they can do a number on your fingers, especially with complex or fast lines. Still love it, though!
     
  11. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    A decent, grippy strap will deal with the top heaviness.
     
  12. Toronto Bassist

    Toronto Bassist

    Jan 9, 2008
    Toronto
    I don't mind the top-heaviness once I start playing it, really...just a nitpick. The sound really helps to fill out the power trio that I play in, without having to really play busier.
     
  13. BigRedX

    BigRedX

    May 1, 2006
    That's a cool 8-string monkeyhaiku, who made it? and what bridge does it have?

    Braver man than me to go fretless on one of those!
     
  14. Toronto Bassist

    Toronto Bassist

    Jan 9, 2008
    Toronto
    So are we gonna get numbers for this stuff? I can't have prestige without some sort of arbitrarily-assigned number! :help:
     
  15. Bassman316

    Bassman316

    May 27, 2008
    Calabash, NC
    Yeah, numbers! I want a number! (It would be my first) :D
     
  16. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    That bridge is a Schaller.
     
  17. GM60466

    GM60466

    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    I'm in with a Hagstrom from the '60s

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  18. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY



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