#1
This isn't a "which bass" thread.

I've been doing a little bit of research lately, and I've been trying to find the standard neck width at the nut on an 8 string bass (I mean one with paired strings, like this)

Also, I was wondering if a nut width of 1 1/2" be suitable for and 8, or if the string spacing would be too small.


So does anyone know anything about this?
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#2
I've played a fair few 8s (a few 12s as well), and I personally think that a nut width not much wider than a normal 4 string suffices greatly. The string spacing between sister strings should be small enough to hit in a single sweep, but far enough apart so they don't hit each other.

In terms of what is suitable, get onto some manufacturer websites that have 8 strings and see what the nut width is on those.
#3
Thanks, but I don't see it listed anywhere on schecter or esp's site.
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#5
Good enough.

Thanks.
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#7
NEVAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Really, I did search, but I didn't see anything. I went through every 8 string on Musicians Friend too, and I don't know why they don't list it. It can be a crucial thing to know when getting a new bass, you know?
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#9
I don't know what I did, then. I could've sworn that's what I searched for, but I didn't see anything.

I think I fail at google.
Moser Custom Shop 5-string Scimitar
Moser Arachnid
Fender Jazz MIM
Digitech Bass Driver
Morley Dual Bass Wah
Genz Benz GBE750
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