8 string bass

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Jeff Mills
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8 string bass

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Curly hard maple, semi hollow body neck through, 33 1/4" scale electric 8 string bass

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Trying to get the pic to show - I think I got it now.

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Looks cool, but that photo is so HUGE that it's hard to see.
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Mark Swanson wrote:Looks cool, but that photo is so HUGE that it's hard to see.
I believe I corrected the picture size - Thanks Mark
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Thank you, there you go! That looks like very good work.
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Very nice. What did you use for the bridge?

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And pickups?
Nice work!

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Hi Bob, The bridge is a schaller 3D-8
http://guitar-parts.biz/hp305217/Bassbridge-3D-8.htm

I honesty do not recall where I bought the pickups from but I bought 12 pair. They are mini humbuckers with bar magnets instead of poles under a chrome cover.
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Thanks Jeff!
It looks great

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Bob Francis wrote:Thanks Jeff!
It looks great
Hi Bob - I need to correct myself :oops: my kids tell me I have "old timers" - the bridge is a schaller 471, 8 and not a schaller 3D-8. There is a big difference... the 741, 8 has 8 holes to load the strings where as the 3D-8 only has 4.

Here is a link to the schaller 471, 8 ---> http://www.warmoth.com/Schaller-471-8-S ... -P917.aspx

Sorry about that
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