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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stangg, Dec 26, 2000.
Anybody have any thoughts about these?
I did a search on "4008" and found this 11 page thread http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=433&pagenumber=1
There is some discussion about these on the "Rickenbacker" thread.
Do you mean an 8-string in octaves or eight separate strings? I played a Rickenbakcer 8 in octaves, and I was pretty impressed.
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.