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  1. 12 and 8 String Basses

    There was a Dean Rhapsody 12 on ebay that went yesterday (I suspected someone on here was bidding on it). But I really don't get on with the looks of it. The Hamers look nice but too much for me, so the spector is still winning should I decide to get one of those. Just that 8 seems a bit of a compromise
  2. 12 and 8 String Basses

    Hmm, that sounds pretty good to me. I don’t mind satin, the looks, well, not great but I have a Gibson eb5! I don’t like vol / vol but a 2 band artec preamp is £21 and I am a fan of those. Pickups, that sounds like the real downside but maybe not so bad. maybe I might go for one of those
  3. 12 and 8 String Basses

    Was it any good?
  4. New range from fender.

    For balance, I played mustang sally at a club in Yeovil on Saturday. We played Mustang Sally, but I was playing an Ibanez.
  5. 12 and 8 String Basses

    Seems reasonable for what it is, but way out of my range. And I think I would probably have gone for the australian one first (purely on image - I haven't heard or played either) in that range.
  6. New range from fender.

    There were always lots of other brands than fender from the 60s - 70s onwards, especially as fender were quite an expensive brand (over here). I would also say it isn't really fair to say that fender unloaded fender and start MusicMan. He sold Fender as he was wrongly told he was dying and he wanted to provide money for the family, and then didn't die, so helped a guy who used to be at fender with his new company. G&L was certainly a thing of his own though. Not sure if they out fendered fender though, in scale of how many basses are put out by manufacturers, I would think only ibanez come near to the output of fender.
  7. 12 and 8 String Basses

    Oh the cataldo thunderbird 12 looks nice. I am thinking not too cheap. I think I probably will pick up a 12 or even 8 at some point, but it needs to be cheap as I really don't expect that it would be used all the time, although probably ok if it is a project and needs some work.
  8. In my book if you are not gigging within 3 months max its never going to happen.
  9. 12 and 8 String Basses

    Well, there is always another route https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Limited-Edition-Thunderbird-Bass-Guitar-8-Strings-Purple-Color-Gold-Pickguard-Chinese-Electric-Guitarra-Free-Shipping/32475975300.html
  10. 12 and 8 String Basses

    Yeh, but that doesn't really say does it?
  11. 12 and 8 String Basses

    That looks ok too. Does that have 8 saddles? Can't really see from the pictures.
  12. 12 and 8 String Basses

    It was ok. A bit chunky for my liking but that was more a style issue than a fault. It played fine. i played the fretless too, that was also ok Seems odd that by design it wouldn’t intonate ? Would have to try one to find out
  13. 12 and 8 String Basses

    I would consider one of these too: https://www.richtonemusic.co.uk/product/esp_ltd_b-208fm_stblk_bass_guitar/ never played one, but I have played the 205!
  14. 12 and 8 String Basses

    Oh thats lovely but something of that price I need to try to see how good it would be for me, and there aren't many around (and I am not planning on going to italy for a while)
  15. 12 and 8 String Basses

    Would an 8 string really be cheaper? I looked around before for an 8 string (as I knew someone with one), and they actually seem slightly less common.