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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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is this 1 step too far?

well, i think that this is borderline uncool. also, what is the point in a 10 stringer? so you can massive chord on the low strings and shred on the high e and b strings only? i wouldn't want one

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 05:54 PM
 
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Re: is this 1 step too far?

Nothing that unique really. I've seen more acoustics than electrics with doubled strings on the bottom 3 or 4, but it's the same concept: more than one string = thicker tone. Kinda silly on a guitar that looks like it was designed for something other than just chords and rhythm playing though.
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i think he got inspired by the weapons in lord of the rings
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Nothing that unique really. I've seen more acoustics than electrics with doubled strings on the bottom 3 or 4, but it's the same concept: more than one string = thicker tone. Kinda silly on a guitar that looks like it was designed for something other than just chords and rhythm playing though.
Dave mustaine has used a bc rich 10 string on many songs for years, and many other guitarist i know for that matter, it was actually quite popular at some point. Youve gotta realize this isnt even close to the same difference you would see on a 7 string, this is more along the lines of a 12 string
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Re: is this 1 step too far?

Not any worse than my little friend here that my buddy showed me.

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- my god you would have to have Andre the Giants hands to play that thing!
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Not any worse than my little friend here that my buddy showed me.


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well, i think that this is borderline uncool. also, what is the point in a 10 stringer? so you can massive chord on the low strings and shred on the high e and b strings only? i wouldn't want one

http://www.nealmoser.com/mcsmorpheus10-1.htm
You noticed the guitar is left handed? Only the four top strings are double.

BC Rich made many 10 string guitars in the 80's. The 11 string bass could use some fanned frets...
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 06:40 PM
 
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What's uncool is the body shape IMO, nothing wrong with the 10 strings.
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 06:43 PM
 
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Re: is this 1 step too far?

BC Rich also made a cool 8 string for Robert Conti:
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-03-2005, 07:55 AM
 
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Re: is this 1 step too far?

The BC Rich Bich was a ten string, but most people left off the other four, and just used it as a six string. Dave Mustaine from Megadeth, and Paul Chapman from UFO, are two guys that did this.

Boy, I wasn't thinking this morning... It was the LOW E, and A strings, that weren't doubled(I said it was the high E, and B)... I need to go back to bed...

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Nasty little thing even if it is a lefty .

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Not any worse than my little friend here that my buddy showed me.

Is it just me or does that photo not remind you of some farmer showing off a prime, record-breaking turnip or some other gigantic veg?
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Is that a guitar or bass or both? lol
The 10 string is prety well done actually. It's not my thing but it definately has a demonic spider type vibe going for it.
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Re: is this 1 step too far?

I've built 9-strings in the past that were pretty cool. I took a different approach to it. I thought the unison strings on the B and E were expendable, and what you'd want is the octave strings on the low E, A, and D. The G string octave always breaks anyway so who cares about that one either? So on my 9 strings you could solo and bend notes on the top three individual strings, while still getting the octaves on your chords. Then I always used an acoustic style bridge for a piezo.
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