the official 8-String (octave courses) bass club

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  1. Hoover

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    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

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    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...
     
  3. duckbutter

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    I'm in.
    Ibenez 1979 Studio 8-String. Pic to come.
     
  4. Hoover

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    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!
     
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  6. Bassman316

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    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!

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    I'll roll here!:D

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

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    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

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    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!

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

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    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.
     
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  14. BigRedX

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    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!
     
  15. Toronto Bassist

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

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    Yeah, numbers! I want a number! (It would be my first) :D
     
  17. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

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    That bridge is a Schaller.
     
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    I'm in with a Hagstrom from the '60s

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