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Hagstrom HB8 eight string bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dannylectro, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. dannylectro

    dannylectro Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Hey - quick question. I have a gig where I may need to use an 8 string bass. I don't want to spend a ton of money and I've been seeing Hagstrom HB8's available online for around $600. Anyone have any experience with them?

  2. On that Hagstrom the bass and octave strings share the same bridge saddle rather than 8 separate saddles, so intonation is a huge compromise.
    If you plan to stay below the 5th fret, it might be okay.
    The saddles on my 8 are only close to the same position within a pair on the G strings. All the other octave strings are pretty far away from the bass string.

    There are still ESP/LTD 8 strings available in the same price range.
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