Just had to see if I'd like playing an 8 string bass. They are of course not common enough to simply find in a local music store. I didn't want to make a buy only to decide that I didn't want to keep it and need to return. I recently however found a used Rogue 8 string that was not expensive. It needed a good set-up and strings which it now has. This Baby now Rocks! I love it! It is not a bass for everyday and not for every tune, but for it's purpose (which is to Rock) it is a Gas!