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The-Cyber-Wraith 2004-08-05 22:39

8-String Bass
 
Eight strings?!? What the hell is the tuning on these things and does anybody play them?

Example:

http://www.americanmusical.com/item...--brand-89.html

DemBonez 2004-08-05 23:38

They are just octaves. So the strings would be: E E A A D D G G. Not nearly as cool as the other style 8 string.

http://www.conklinguitars.com/faceb...ery/8spalt2.jpg

What a fun bass. I've played the Conklin Birdseye 7, so beautiful. Standard tuning I believe is: F# B E A D G C F

Sodomaniac 2004-08-06 18:41

Quote:
Originally Posted by DemBonez
They are just octaves. So the strings would be: E E A A D D G G. Not nearly as cool as the other style 8 string.

http://www.conklinguitars.com/faceb...ery/8spalt2.jpg

What a fun bass. I've played the Conklin Birdseye 7, so beautiful. Standard tuning I believe is: F# B E A D G C F


wow, I've never seen something likes this before. It's looking very interesting. Imagine that u can every song on it without tune down or up the strings.

The-Cyber-Wraith 2004-08-06 18:50

man thats a fucking monster bass...............who the hell has hands that can get round the bottom of that neck?

Sodomaniac 2004-08-06 19:10

Quote:
Originally Posted by The-Cyber-Wraith
man thats a fucking monster bass...............who the hell has hands that can get round the bottom of that neck?


Nothing for guys with small hands !

The-Cyber-Wraith 2004-08-06 19:18

I play 7 strings easy enough and i was warned i better have big hands, but man........that just looks insane.

genocide circus 2004-08-06 21:43

http://www.otheroom.com/NAMM03/imag...ars/Conklin.jpg

now thats about too much bass.

Infinity 2004-08-06 22:15

Fuck - that.
That's crazy.

Anubis 2004-08-07 03:12

12-string=All but useless.
8-string=Okay, but only if your name is D.D. Verni.
6-string=Cheating.
5-string=Okay, I guess...
4-string=The only thing worthy of being called a bass.

Sodomaniac 2004-08-07 07:27

Quote:
Originally Posted by genocide circus



omg.. that is fucking crazy ...

Dyvim Tvar 2004-08-07 08:39

Holy. Crap. I've never seen one of those before, that's amazing!

The-Cyber-Wraith 2004-08-07 15:53

That is the strangest bass ive ever saw. Man i thought that eight string was weird....this blows it out the water, and then kicks its ass all over the beach.
Shit thats a good saying, ive gotta right that down. :D

genocide circus 2004-08-07 18:52

haha this is the link i wanted to post initially, couldnt find it. the guy who plays the damn thing. http://lordonly.net/lojtbas3.htm

some quick specs - double neck, both 7 strings, bottom is fretless. made of frankensteinian combination of ash, wenge, oak, walnut, maple, ebony, and god knows how many other trees. bolt on neck, custom Lane Poor pickups, seymor duncan preamp, neck selector switch, 28 frets, tunings are BEADGBE, body is semi hollow to bring weight to only 25 lbs :cool:

rapeandruin 2004-08-08 18:38

if one of those strings snapped it would kill someone...

Decrepify 2004-08-08 20:33

Just listen to NECROMANTIA's song "De Magia Veterum". Their style is Black Metal, but they use 8-string bass as the main instrument and the rhythm creator, and it sounds damn good.

BOSE 2004-08-09 09:48

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anubis
12-string=All but useless.
8-string=Okay, but only if your name is D.D. Verni.
6-string=Cheating.
5-string=Okay, I guess...
4-string=The only thing worthy of being called a bass.

Essentially you are saying you can't handle range?
And for the record how is a six string bass cheating? what is it cheating on?

Meshuggah's old bassist used to play an eight string and magnificently if I must say so.

DeathCS 2004-08-21 01:40

Quote:
Originally Posted by genocide circus

Thats one sophistamacated do-wacky.

PH 2004-08-23 12:00

I honestly have no interest in anything with more than 5 strings, as relates to playing a bass. Anything more is simple wank value.

Tattered 2004-08-26 02:57

yeah i would never buy a 8 string or a double neck 8 string thats just too much takes the piss, something lesclaypool would do or something, just whip it out and play a song on it, i would love to try it! definetely.. it wud be fun.. but not purchase it or play shows with it..

Disincarnate 2004-08-27 06:26

5 strings more than enough


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