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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-21-2006, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey, the whole thing started with that me and my friend Peter was planning on starting our old band again(crypt of kerberos www.myspace.com/crypten).. We saw those 8 stringed ibanez guitars that meshuggah and Rusty cooley played on(met frippe from meshuggah while playing quake3 in 2001 and he hade a song called "8 strings from hell") and i liked the sound, it was really dark and brutal. We wanted to buy a 8 stringed ibanez. But when we realized that they where custom made and i didnt looked like ibanez was going to sell 8 stringed guitars. Then decided to build our own. We took a look at the nevborn sleipner but thought it was to expensive and we didnt like the look. So we started to search on internet and found some sites on guitar building. http://www.projectguitar.com/ <--- and jemsite inspired us alot. Especially when we saw serratus 8 stringed monster.

Why did i and tn8 go for trem?.. because we already haved spend so much money on our guitars. So go for the fixed bridge without finetuning was a no go.


Many people where sceptical including tn8 but after some considirations he wanted and 8 stringed bitch to.

neck: 3 piece maple, mahogny, maple
scale: 700mm 070 to 009 strings but planning to use a 080 or something.
body: ash on my black and alder on my mt green guitar
fretboard: ebony and 20 inch radius
pickups: from www.lundgren.se
my guitars trem: TRS LO pro bought 3. one cut in half 3,3 the other two cut in 5,1 upper and 1,5 lower to get two 8 stringed trems from 3 6strings regular trems.
tuners: black gotoh tuners but not on these pics.. but their gonna be on some better pics. my mobilcam sucks..

Im gonna name my black one "8tung - u666" and the green one "8tung - u96 or a pornstar name after 8tung"

The other guitarist have also body. But the trem is a fixed trem useing 2 ibanez edge trems.

Here you got some pics of the making of those guitar Peter and tn8 is on some of those pics.

http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/shocke666/

have chrome tuners on my pictures but ill gonna change them for my black gotohs when i have the time. My mt green guitar is gonna be ready for some action in some weeks. And my green bitch is gonna get ready for some action in a few weeks also.

companies we used.

www.rockinger.de
www.stewmac.com
www.gmf.se (warning slow)
www.lundgren.se
www.holm.nu

right now we are riffing on our 8 stringed beautys for a new album.

Tn8´s guitar are like my mt green guitar he bought the neck from me and he has an alder body. He have worked the most of us on the finish off his guitar. And that one have the best finnishing look.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-21-2006, 03:03 PM
 
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Re: 8strings

Excellent work- especially on fusing the trems together. Even though I have no luthiery talents, seeing these 8-strings getting made gets me excited for when when either production models finally come out or- even better- more custom builders get into the fray.
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-21-2006, 03:27 PM
 
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Very nice work .

Regards

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Wow that is very cool, great work on the trem too.
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Love the look of the guitar. Are you finding this is stable enough ?

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NICE!
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-22-2006, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Love the look of the guitar. Are you finding this is stable enough ?

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yep.. its stable had plan on welding it together but ít works fine with some screws and epoxy.. =)
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-22-2006, 07:32 AM
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Yeah, sure! My guitar is anything like your mt green guitar! Did you forget my guitar rocks? Just kidding!!! We´ll have to take some pics of it!

Do you have any more pics of the mt green? Well, I can take a look in real life I guess... Like to try it out!

Get the 0,8-string... Nice sound on the 8!

/Tn8
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Hey, the whole thing started with that me and my friend Peter was planning on starting our old band again(crypt of kerberos www.myspace.com/crypten).. We saw those 8 stringed ibanez guitars that meshuggah and Rusty cooley played on(met frippe from meshuggah while playing quake3 in 2001 and he hade a song called "8 strings from hell") and i liked the sound, it was really dark and brutal. We wanted to buy a 8 stringed ibanez. But when we realized that they where custom made and i didnt looked like ibanez was going to sell 8 stringed guitars. Then decided to build our own. We took a look at the nevborn sleipner but thought it was to expensive and we didnt like the look. So we started to search on internet and found some sites on guitar building. http://www.projectguitar.com/ <--- and jemsite inspired us alot. Especially when we saw serratus 8 stringed monster.

Why did i and tn8 go for trem?.. because we already haved spend so much money on our guitars. So go for the fixed bridge without finetuning was a no go.


Many people where sceptical including tn8 but after some considirations he wanted and 8 stringed bitch to.

neck: 3 piece maple, mahogny, maple
scale: 700mm 070 to 009 strings but planning to use a 080 or something.
body: ash on my black and alder on my mt green guitar
fretboard: ebony and 20 inch radius
pickups: from www.lundgren.se
my guitars trem: TRS LO pro bought 3. one cut in half 3,3 the other two cut in 5,1 upper and 1,5 lower to get two 8 stringed trems from 3 6strings regular trems.
tuners: black gotoh tuners but not on these pics.. but their gonna be on some better pics. my mobilcam sucks..

Im gonna name my black one "8tung - u666" and the green one "8tung - u96 or a pornstar name after 8tung"

The other guitarist have also body. But the trem is a fixed trem useing 2 ibanez edge trems.

Here you got some pics of the making of those guitar Peter and tn8 is on some of those pics.

http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/shocke666/

have chrome tuners on my pictures but ill gonna change them for my black gotohs when i have the time. My mt green guitar is gonna be ready for some action in some weeks. And my green bitch is gonna get ready for some action in a few weeks also.

companies we used.

www.rockinger.de
www.stewmac.com
www.gmf.se (warning slow)
www.lundgren.se
www.holm.nu

right now we are riffing on our 8 stringed beautys for a new album.

Tn8´s guitar are like my mt green guitar he bought the neck from me and he has an alder body. He have worked the most of us on the finish off his guitar. And that one have the best finnishing look.
Awesome job, my man! I'm thinking about going the cut-and-weld route to create an 8-string double locker for the upcoming RG2228 since Ibanez thinks its okay to put a put a fixed bridge as the only option on the thing. :-( Any suggestions on the actual fabrication of the thing?
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-30-2007, 04:30 PM
 
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Re: 8strings

I'm not sure if you know about these but Kahler have new 7 and 8 string trems available.
Here's the 8's.
They make two different versions.One for flat mounting and one for arch/carved top guitars with stud/tunomatic type tailpieces.
They are both lockable as well so by using an allen key you can set them up as a fixed bridge too.
Flat-Mount 7328;

Stud-Mount 7228;


They do them in the usual Chrome,Gold or Black finishes.
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Re: 8strings

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I'm not sure if you know about these but Kahler have new 7 and 8 string trems available.
Here's the 8's.
They make two different versions.One for flat mounting and one for arch/carved top guitars with stud/tunomatic type tailpieces.
They are both lockable as well so by using an allen key you can set them up as a fixed bridge too.
Flat-Mount 7328;

Stud-Mount 7228;


They do them in the usual Chrome,Gold or Black finishes.
Wow... look at that: A blade style Khaler! I heard about them (it what Halo guitars use on their 8-string) but automatically assumed that all Khalers were still that hidddious and uncomfotable ring-mount thing as "classic" Khalers are known for. I'll have to take a look at that for retrofitting the RG2228.

Actually, I'd REALLY like to try to do a split bridge, with the low F# and B on a fixed plate, with the top six on a floater as the tension would be much better and you don't tend to to a lot of whammy work on the low strings... I havent come up with a concept for what to do with the studs though... the one on the E side of the bride would have to be under the saddle.
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I'm not sure if you know about these but Kahler have new 7 and 8 string trems available.
Here's the 8's.
They make two different versions.One for flat mounting and one for arch/carved top guitars with stud/tunomatic type tailpieces.
They are both lockable as well so by using an allen key you can set them up as a fixed bridge too.
Flat-Mount 7328;

Stud-Mount 7228;


They do them in the usual Chrome,Gold or Black finishes.
Look actually cool those trems if you change that tremolo arm :YUCK:.

Regards

André



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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-03-2007, 06:42 PM
 
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Re: 8strings

Yeah the HipShot company do a cool hardtail for 8-Strings with either a .125" height underneath the saddles or a .175 height underneath the saddles (for thicker strings.

www.hipshotproducts.com
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-04-2007, 12:18 PM
 
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Re: 8strings

I'm going to build an 8 and I was tempted to try one of the kahlers (one site has them selling for $199 for each color), but I think I'll play it safe with a Hipshot.... or an ETS- has anyone tried their hardtail bridges?
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one site has them selling for $199 for each color
Where is this site?
Is that for the 7 and 8 string trems as well?

The cheaper ones are called the 'Hybrid' series and they're the ones you can lock down.
They also do 7 and 8 string versions of the high-end Kahler but the RRP on those is around $380 (probably get them for around $300 from stores).
So far the only place i've seen selling the full-on version is Kahler themselves.
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