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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


    Jan 8, 2013
    Somewhere in NJ
    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).
  5. 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:
  6. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    That would be might kind of you. Thanks
  7. 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,


  8. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
  9. 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.:()
  10. y 60's original Hastrom 8 stringer - the H8[​IMG]
  11. Ok, so that didn't work.....

    How do I attach a pic here then?
  12. 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]