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8-string bass dimensions

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Slap_embrutex, May 25, 2005.

  1. Slap_embrutex


    May 25, 2005
    I´m a amateur luthier from Spain, I´ve built 3 (no very good) basses and now I want to try a 8 string, so i need your help with some things:
    what´s the beeter (or most usual) distance between the fundamentals and the octaves (at nut and at bridge)?
    is it better to make it in a short scale (30-32 inch)?
    does it need a double truss rod, or with a single one and fiber reforcement is enough?
    ok that´s all, thanks for your patience.
  2. iam not sure but a easy way for u to find out the most common spaceing is, go to web sites of makers of them to see if they have the specs.

    you could allso go to warmoth.com and email them about the nut. warmoth allso sells 8 string bridges so u can check there specs.