Rickenbacker 8-string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stangg, Dec 26, 2000.

  1. Stangg

    Stangg Guest

    Anybody have any thoughts about these?
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
  3. nanook


    Feb 9, 2000
    There is some discussion about these on the "Rickenbacker" thread.
  4. Do you mean an 8-string in octaves or eight separate strings? I played a Rickenbakcer 8 in octaves, and I was pretty impressed.

  5. What do you want to know about them? Think of a bass version of a 12-string guitar. Tuned in unisons, but the strings are reversed compared to the new Dean Rhapsody's...

    So you can play the bass like a 4, but can still pinch in (a little like URB) to play the unison string as well - nice for an emphasis.

    The neck width looks the same (haven't measured it), the bridge is similar (obviously 8 holes), but the saddles are the same, just with 2 notches.

    It can be a bit of a pain to play at times - you usually have to give it a little more pressure to ensure the unison doesn't buzz - and it's neck heavy like nothing else! I love mine! And 8 tuners is always a good conversation starter.