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Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by wazza_90210, Dec 20, 2009.

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    hi guys
    i am really digging the sound of a 8 string bass. i was woundering if warwick makes any? if so could some one give me some sound clips.
    also if they are made could i get a rock bass 8 string ?
    thanks
     
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    sorry guys the octave basses not the once with the low f#
     
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    Don't think warwick as a stock bass with 8 strings but you can get one through the CS(not the RB tho).
     
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    do ibanez make one (i looked on there web site) there the only other brand i like.
    i see esp make one but that gloss neck i find hard to move on coming from a warwick
     
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    The new shortscale Hagstrom is quite affordable and a kick ass bass!

    I made a thread about 8-string Warwicks in the Custom Shop section some weeks ago. Check that! Entwistle played 8-string Buzzards!

    Last hyear Warwick brought out a small series of 8-string Corvettes. Saw one at the Messe. Very, very nice!

    And if you don't have the money? EHX microPOG.
     
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    What about Schecter? I know they make an 8-string bass you can get through Musician's Friend.
     
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    i heard the schecter is total crap from one of my friends at my local GC
    im leaning towards (if at all) the esp ltd its $850 aust so its a bit of cash so im really think it over
     
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    There's a Guitar Center in Yass Warrick?
     
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    I cant' speak for the 8-string, but their regular 4 and 5s are decent, though for the money I'd pick an Ibanez over a Schecter, personally (but since Ibanez doesn't make an 8 stringer to my knowledge, that's out). There are enough good Mudvayne bass covers on YouTube that are done on Schecter Stiletto Studios to make me think there's something to them though. Plus they have the satin neck finish, which you said you prefer. I dunno, all the guys at the GC near me love 'em. If nothing else GC has a 30-day return policy, so you could theoretically try the cheaper LTD, and if you don't like it, send back and try another.
     
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    they said the schecter 8 string was crap not the other schecters just the 8 string.
    ive never played one before nor have i seen one in a shop. the GC is not in yass it is in canberra. there isn't one in yass its to much of a hill billy small town. :)
     
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    Oh,right.I thought you meant Guitar Centre,like they have in the USA.
    The Canberra shop is Rick Faulkiner's Guitar Centre?
     
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    I think the CS would do it for you. they have made a 12 string bass in the past.
     
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    or if you feel like building an 8 string bass Warmoth sells the 8 string bass necks now. thinking about doing an 8 string explorer myself...
     
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    I already enclosed this at teh 8-string thread at the Custom Shop page, but I'll just do it again. JAE on an 8-string Warwick Buzzard:)

    [video=youtube;eoq-3kfQ5-k]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoq-3kfQ5-k[/video]
     
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    in tearms of makeing one would it be hard.
    would it just be a new bridge and nut ?
     
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    making one... from a 4-string?

    Don't forget that you have to fit four more tuning machines somewhere, that's the main problem...
     
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    I can imagine 8-string Warwicks have stronger truss rods too?
     
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    Curtis, the warwick necks and rods are more than stiff enough to survive 8-strings...

    Even the 12-string warwicks have single truss rods...
     
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    Okay, cool to know!
     
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    check for string spacing before you buy a bridge. alot of 8 string bridges are wider then a standard neck and you will end up with string hanging over the sides of the neck on a standard neck....

    also get the 8 saddle bridge. while you can use a four saddle bridge the intonation will be off on the oct stings from about the 7th fret up.
    8 saddle bridge solves this problem.
     
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