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8 string player

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barroso, Nov 13, 2001.

  1. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    is there someone who play an 8 string bass? which bass do you play? i mean the 8 string bass like this:
  2. KB

    KB Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    I play a Dean Rhapsody 8 string. I like it, but it can be very dominant (almost too dominant) in a band. I only use it for 3 of my band's songs so far.
    Check out This Link Dean Rhapsody 8
    Mine is transparent black which looks like a darker brown version of the one on this page and IMHO looks better (you can still see all of the Bubinga figuring).
    It has great sound (very drone-like and orchestral)
    and is relatively easy to play if you play a 4 string as you don't think about the octave strings.

  3. john paul jones did. i'm sure there's more but that's all i can think of right now.
  4. tdogg


    Jan 17, 2001
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    on pearl jam's "jeremy" the bass player uses an 8 or a 12 string.....cool sound
  5. KB

    KB Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Jeremy is on a 12 string, a Hammer I think

  6. I have a Washburn B20-8 8 string bass.

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