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The fullest-sounding bass you'll ever play!
Each string is doubled by a string one octave up, providing a sound that's dripping with rich harmonic overtones. You play it like any 4-string bass and it makes keyboard or rhythm guitar unnecessary! Rosewood fretboard with 24 huge frets, a Diamond Bass bridge for super resonance, and basswood body with 6-bolt neck joint. Dual pickups with active onboard EQ.
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Owned the Schecter Omen 8 for a week now and I am exteremely satisfied with the bass. The tones are great... very rich and clear. Chording is a dream on this guy. Splitting the octaves gives such a deep and full presence to my sound. My only issue is fingering using the G's and my pinkie (but I really think that is just my playing... working it out though). My Instructor and friend (professionally playing and labeled bassist) is in love with this thing too. The Omen 8 has climbed to the primary bass spot with me. Highly recommended. PS - And it is freaking impressive to walk out onstage with an 8 string that kicks @ss!
I just played one of these over the weekend. It sounds amazing. The action is great, the body feels nice and balanced, and the neck feels very natural even with the extra strings under your left hand's fingers. It feels very expensive. The problem that I had, and one that I will have to overcome if I buy this bass, is that I am a finger player...the smaller up-octave strings are atop the low strings, making it very difficult to play without plucking down with my thumb or using a pick. The tonal control is very wide, though, so a pick won't harm my sound much after I get used to it. One thing I didn't like: the location/orientation of the knobs. The diamond pattern gets in the way...should be oriented with the edge line of the body, I think. VERY nice overall, especially for the price.