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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (manyrics) » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:51 pm

Great, as I said, count me in. Thanks, Michael
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (aceonbass) » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:59 pm

I don't see any legal reason why JH has to be consulted on whether or not you can make these. RIC never made these to begin with. As far as improvements go, I set up two of these and found that a couple of the saddles needed to be slotted right on their edges, so location of the saddle screws and/or the widths of some of the saddles needs to be altered from the original design.
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (teeder) » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:15 pm

Thanks, Dane. Can you send a picture so I can get an idea of how much adjustment needs done?
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (chromium) » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:40 pm

Great news! If another run of these happens, I would be in for one.
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (berth) » Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:13 pm

I doubt if I ever need another bridge, but spare sadles would not hurt..
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (aceonbass) » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:50 pm

Kevin......When I slot a standard 4-saddle RIC bridge for 8-string use, I space the strings by about 3mm. Given the thickness of the E and A strings, this becomes an issue when slotting your 8-saddle bridges, so you'd need to make the E and A fundamental saddles a bit wider on the bottom, or treble side, and the E and A octave saddles a bit narrower on the upper, or bass side. I think this would be the easiest solution to the problem.
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (manyrics) » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:08 pm

All: On my Ric 8 String (2000) the spacing seems a bit tight. Sometimes difficult the finger without some of the pairs touching and negating the whole double string effect. Anybody else have this problem? And does 3mm fix that? Michael
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (psychomatthias) » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:09 am

Count me in as well.
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (ram) » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:43 pm

Or, instead of all that trouble, you could buy a Schaller bridge and put it on a 4004L
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (psychomatthias) » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:27 pm

If I had a 4004/8, I would totally do that. However, since I have a 4003/8...
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (psychomatthias) » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:30 pm

... and to think that maybe Chris Squire would have kept his 4008 if he could get his hands on such a bridge.
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (weemac) » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:48 pm

If you use the SIT eight string set of strings an eight saddle bridge is not so vital.
The SIT strings intone well and are the correct gauges for a Rickenbacker... I now use them on all of my octave basses...

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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (psychomatthias) » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:43 pm

Yeah, but I tune my 8 string bass (low to high): cC gG dD aA.
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (ram) » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:50 pm

SITs are nice. I use the D'Addario EXL220 for the fundamental strings and then single strings about half the diameter. this is just about the sames as the SITs I believe. I usually tune to E.
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (weemac) » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:14 pm

psychomatthias wrote:Yeah, but I tune my 8 string bass (low to high): cC gG dD aA.


Through Bass Strings Online you can get them made up to any gauge you like..
I had BEAD sets made up by them..

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