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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Meshuggah - 8 Strings, Baby! - doesn't really belong here, b

Meshuggah's new custom 8-stringers built by some Swede "in the middle of the woods" as Fredrik Thordendal so eloquently put it. They're called "Newborn". Mårten Hagström's 8 wasn't ready at the time of the photo shoot, so he's posing with a 7 of the same design. Not sure how this affects their Ibanez endorsement (they got their custom Ibanez 7-stringers last year...) and frankly, I don't care :D

http://outhouse-productions.com/grea.../Newborn_0.jpg
http://outhouse-productions.com/grea.../Newborn_1.jpg
http://outhouse-productions.com/grea.../Newborn_2.jpg


These baddies are tuned F Bb Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb.

I want one * * * *Oo

(Edited by Tsorovan at 9:42 pm on Feb. 22, 2002)
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 03:54 PM
 
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Good Lord.....wow...that neck is larger than my desk
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 05:15 PM
 
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*That things sweet! *Now I hope they go begging Ibanez for an RG-8620 with EMG-808. *lol *
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 05:42 PM
 
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Meshuggah - 8 Strings, Baby!

8 strings? the fretboard is almost the same width as his neck.

tuned low F to high e flat? what scale length and string gauges?

can't wait to hear the new album soon.......
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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re. scale length & gauges: no clue. I think they used .009-.054 (or .052?) for the 7-stringers so...maybe a .058 or .060 for the F string? Hard to say though, that might change with the scale length, and it looks a bit like it's not 25.5" though, but I'm not good at judging by pictures.

And yes, I can't wait for the new album! Tomas Haake (the drummer, that is) wasn't even sure if he would be able to pull all the stuff off :D Whoa.
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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 06:53 PM
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VERY Interesting..........
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 07:03 PM
 
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Charlie Hunter's been playing an 8-string for years. *

Not quite the same style as the Meshuggah boys, but....how can you not like a dual-scale length fretboard? *:-)
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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 09:39 PM
 
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i can't help but be a bit sceptical about an 8 string guitar. . .

as for hunter's 8 string guitar/bass hybrid, i've been a fan for years! charlie hunter rocks!
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 11:11 PM
 
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Meshuggah - 8 Strings, Baby!

theres as much a point to 8 strings as there are to 7 strings, there is no point. just play your 6 string, thats enough for everyone on earth.
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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-23-2002, 12:38 AM
 
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i'm pretty happy with my 7 :thumbsup:
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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-23-2002, 01:56 AM
 
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Tjena Tsorovan!

Did you hear how much those guitars cost?

I read a discussion on gmf.se and a standard 7-string would cost about 1200$

Nice price for a custombuilt guitar, I think.
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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-23-2002, 04:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Fraspe: Nope, I haven't...$1200? That's not bad at all! Was that for a neck-through 7-string?

Kevan: I thought that was a multiscale fretboard and not just a dualscale?

Captain Ron: Yeah, right; try playing Fredrik Thordendal's stuff on a 6-string. That'd be hard.
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post #13 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-23-2002, 09:36 AM
 
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Tsorovan : i don't remember. check out gmf.se, they had a discussion there, search for newborn
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post #14 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-24-2002, 04:56 PM
 
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Why dont you just buy a bass instead?
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post #15 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-24-2002, 11:03 PM
 
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That'll come in really handy when I need to hit those notes that only a high A string would give me...
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