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Posted by RickC ( on January 22, 2003 at 10:35:08:

In Reply to: 8-Stiringer posted by John on January 17, 2003 at 09:56:46:

: Anybody out there have any thoughts on 8-string basses? I tried a 12 string, found I loved the tone, but wasn't quite ready to dive in all the way.

: Any recommendations on manufacturer?

Having owned and gigged with both, my recommendation is to forget about the 8 and dive all the way into the deep end. The 12 just gives you more of what these basses are good at.

For my money, there is no better 12-string deal out there than the Dean Rhapsody. I prefer the earlier ones with real maple bodies; latest ones seem to be made of that "luthite" stuff. If you pay more than $500 for one, you've paid too much. A lot of thunder for the buck.


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