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F Bass 8 string!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TimothyGroovy, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. TimothyGroovy

    TimothyGroovy Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 3, 2000
    Hong Kong
    Owner: Uni••Sound

    Check this out guys! This one is Killer!!!
  2. chucko58


    Jan 17, 2002
    Silicon Valley, CA, USA
    I paid for all my gear myself. Well, me and MasterCard.
    Where did you find this beauty? I want one.
  3. pointbass

    pointbass Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Wow, that's a beauty :eek:

    I don't ever remember seeing an 8 string F before .... is this his first one? Impressive ..... :cool:
  4. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2003
    Oakland, CA
  5. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Wow that looks great, and so does that stable of basses behind you in that picture!

    Where was that picture taken? Don't tell me thats your collection!!!
  6. ibz


    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    That'd be an amazing collection if it was. :eek:
  7. TimothyGroovy

    TimothyGroovy Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 3, 2000
    Hong Kong
    Owner: Uni••Sound
    I just found out this picture from F-bass web, it is really impressive!!!!
  8. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    hasn't that one made it's rounds on this site before?
  9. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    I remember seeing a pic of this bass a few months ago here, and I'm as stunned now as I was then. I never knew George was a closet ERB builder!!!!

    Judging how good the C string sounds on my BN6, I'll bet the high F sounds wonerful.

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Thats a whole lot of bass right their !
  11. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I think ive seen it before, dont mind seeing it twice , thats for sure.
  12. I'm with Fig, I saw this a few months ago. I wonder if George will be seriously entering the ERB world or if this one was a special order.

    Either way, it's a gorgeous bass.
  13. String spacing would probably be too tight for me.

    (Keep telling yourself that...that way you won't want one...string spacing too tight...repeat the mantra...string spacing too tight...yes, that's it...string spacing too tight...excellent...)

  14. Nah, you could get used to it. Just think, in 2 weeks you would be all over that board.

    Sorry, did I screw up your mantra?
  15. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    That bass looks so naturtally comfortable to play. Especially for an 8-string.
    I cannot wait until I goto the F-bass Factory!! :hyper: :hyper:

  16. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I think so... but it's sure pretty enough for another round or 2 :bassist:
  17. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Ive never seen this bass before. What a fretboard!
  18. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    This was sold to a Japanese customer. It would cost about twice as much as a BN5 to reproduce (based on a quote from George). I actually thought about it.
  19. needs at least 6 more strings.


    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    ...TWICE as much as a BN5!!!???!!!...WHY!?...


    PS: Definetly a beauty, but that $$$ increase is steep, not even considering fancy tops...