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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-03-2003, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Walking that fine line between guitar and bass...(Updated)

First of all, I didn't really know where to post this but the 7 string section seemed like the logical choice.
I'm sure I'll get a little heat from some people, as I'm sure it's not everyones "cup of tea" but oh well. I just wanted to let you guys check out my custom 9 string that is being built right now. The body still needs to be carved and what not. It's being built by ERGO Stringed Instruments.(at least that's the name he's thinking of going with now) Anyway, he use to work for Warrior and pretty much built my bass players two 9 string Warrior basses so I would imagine he knows what he's doing.
Some specs are: 28 5/8 inch scale, Custom EMG bridge pickup, 36 fret(mostly for looks and a little tapping here and there), Mono rail bridge system(very similar to what's on the Ibanez BTB basses only guitar sized) and it'll be tuned (low to high)F# B E A D F G# C# E with a hipshot d-tuner on the low F# to drop it down to E. Neck-thru with maple board and alder body wings. The color will be a satin trans-black. I'll basically be an endorsee so I get them for a pretty low cost. I can pretty much get 3 of these for the price of 1 Conklin New Century series 8 string.
It should be done by the end of the month.

I've always wanted to be a bass player but I love playing the guitar. This is my solution. Next will be a fanned fret version.



UPDATE
For all those interested, it's finally done! It hasn't arrived yet but it is on the way! Just in time for Christmas! The worst part was waiting for EMG to finish the pickup. That alone took nearly 2 months.
Anyway, here is a pic of the finished product.


Here is a little bit larger picture.
Quite the monster! I can't wait to start re-learning how to play.
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post #2 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-03-2003, 05:43 PM
 
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damn sweet looking! but i think i got a hand cramp by just looking at it! be sure to post some sound samples! peace!
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post #3 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-03-2003, 06:28 PM
 
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and i thought the neck on my UV was wide

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post #4 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-03-2003, 06:40 PM
 
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why arent you going for a highest A string? or is that E the octave higher?
moreover, will you find strings that long?
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post #5 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-03-2003, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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The tension on a high A would be to great at that scale lenght and most likely snap to easily. The high A will be for the fanned fret one. As for strings long enough. That's not a problem at all. Normal length strings will fit just fine.
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post #6 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-03-2003, 07:33 PM
 
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Why did you go with only 1 truss rod?
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post #7 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2003, 03:10 AM
 
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Thats Crazy, little Meshuggah influence me be guessing...

F#

Good luck with it, its good to see more people designing their own instruments...
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The tension on a high A would be to great at that scale lenght and most likely snap to easily. The high A will be for the fanned fret one. As for strings long enough. That's not a problem at all. Normal length strings will fit just fine.
oh yeah forgot about the long neck
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post #9 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2003, 07:40 AM
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and I thought I'd have problems with my 2077 and its tension... you're DEFINITELY asking for it with a 28 5/8 scale

it does look nice tho
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post #10 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2003, 08:37 AM
 
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could you get'em to build me an 8 string with multi scale?
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post #11 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2003, 09:18 AM
 
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That looks like it will be sweet. I like the shape.

what is the neck width at the nut?
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post #12 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2003, 09:45 AM
 
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Wow. That's wild. Can't wait to see it done!
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post #13 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2003, 11:21 AM
 
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Swweeeet,Can't wait to see it finished dude,there's gonna be a few 8/9 strings being shown off before xmas at this rate :-)

Rob (can't wait to get more done on his 8 stringer)
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Wow...looks great! Tell us a little about the electronics...do you have some kind of separation between low and high strings?
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post #15 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2003, 12:33 PM
 
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That's one of the coolest thigs I've ever seen in my entire life. Tell me, please, that the neck is a multi-laminate? With graphite reinforcement? Also, how did you get EMG to custom make a pickup for you? I didn't think they did that?
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