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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jaybones, Dec 25, 2016.
Is it just gas, or are they really as sweet playing as a 12 string guitar compared to a 6?
If you want it, you need it. That's the TalkBass logic.
Because of that incredible "Thrwang" when you sweep the pick. Why else?
I've owned an 8-String Ric for almost 30 years. They are great for chords if you like playing chords but they also make riffs sound huge.
@Bob_Ross Exactly! I already have 3 four stringers (12?), so adding an 8 would make sense. Would I then have 20 strings in the lower range?
One of my Best. Sounds. Ever. was achieved by using a cardboard mailing tube on my 8-string. Sort of like a cross between Tony Levin's Funk Fingers and the bow one uses to play a berimbau. Talk about "Thrwang"!
Multi-course basses rock! Just do it.
I've owned an 8 string for many years and love it. I've also gigged it a few times. Great, full sound and not hard to play at all.
You don't need any reason to get an 8-string bass. You only need a reason if you're not going to.
(With apologies to Jennifer Jason Leigh.)
8 = 2 x 4 stringer (octave)? I say go for it since apparently you want one.
Had few chances of buying either the Schecter or ESP LTD 8 stringer but didn't happen since I'd be lost without the low B.
Don't know why is there (almost) none 10 stringer (2 x 5 stringer - octave) in the market... Even here on TB seems only very very few who own one.
Yes it's just GAS and and they are really much better compared to a 12 string guitar. trust me.
seems tuning and stringing would be a pain (that coming from a guy with 3
I bought a Dean 12er about 15 years ago. I swapped out the 4 fundamental strings with flatwounds and left the rest round wounds. We played "Jeremy" in that band.
Recently been learning a few Bad Company songs and I think I can use it in 2 or 3 ofem.
I had one for years, lots of fun to play. They take up LOTS of room so they don't fit in all sonic spaces. Someone described the sound as a "dinosaur eating cars".
Band name of the day.
Don't worry, I used to have (+/-) 15 six srtrng basses 10 years ago.
That girl gives no message or facial expression that would make anyone think you should have both. Worst meme ever.
I had one for a while. Did some recording with it and played it live only a couple of times. It was just too heavy for my back and to hard to play for my short stubbie fingers. If you do not have these maladys then I suggest you get one and play it for me anyway, lol.
I think they are cool instruments and there's a few songs played on a 8 that I really like. I'm more into using octaves and dirt pedals to fill space instead though. Just my personal preference for the band I'm in. We're a one guitar band and I'm really into one guitar bands like muse, rage against the machine, Tool, Chevelle and so on where the bass player uses pedals. If I one day decided I didn't want to use pedals anymore I'd probably sell them and buy and 8 string lol