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Unread 05-01-2011, 06:32 PM   #126
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Well, I don't think anyone wins the argument when one person's weapon is an appeal to traditionalism and the other person's is an appeal to elitism.
Haha, yeah. Excellent argument there. I wasn't really being serious, just joking around a little. People tend to act like adding a string or two makes it a whole different world or something. I was just writing a song yesterday and talking to my buddy over Facebook about it and all he had to say was "You're wasting your time. I don't have a 7th string, go work on your song." From a guy who's tuned to A# F A# D# G C. My 7th is A# lol. As though they aren't totally the same notes. /sigh
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Unread 05-02-2011, 10:02 AM   #127
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Also, most Meshuggah riffs only use the top three strings (except for leads), and if they hadn't popularized 8-string guitars, most of you wouldn't own them today. Go tell Thorendaal that he should be playing bass or go back to 6-strings. The music as a complete package is what should be considered, not how many strings are implemented.
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Unread 05-02-2011, 11:48 AM   #128
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Also, most Meshuggah riffs only use the top three strings (except for leads), and if they hadn't popularized 8-string guitars, most of you wouldn't own them today. Go tell Thorendaal that he should be playing bass or go back to 6-strings. The music as a complete package is what should be considered, not how many strings are implemented.
Those are the bottom 3 strings
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Unread 05-02-2011, 08:35 PM   #129
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Unread 05-03-2011, 12:37 AM   #130
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Haha, I saw somewhere that someone said "My skill needed more strings." I think that's a good one if people are ever talking you down about it.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 07:06 PM   #131
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Its so hilarious how this growing fad is looked down upon by so many but yet so many people are dying to get their hands on one....thats like everything else these days....
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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:34 PM   #132
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Also, most Meshuggah riffs only use the top three strings (except for leads), and if they hadn't popularized 8-string guitars, most of you wouldn't own them today. Go tell Thorendaal that he should be playing bass or go back to 6-strings. The music as a complete package is what should be considered, not how many strings are implemented.
Meshuggah had actually considered using basses before someone suggested 8 string guitars with a low F.



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Unread 05-05-2011, 04:12 PM   #133
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Ive been catching a bit of bullshit for buying an rg2228 lately. I assure you, nothing that anybody says will make me trade this guitar for anything. I am actually in love with it haha. But seriously, has anyone else been taked down because of our purchase? i know that were all supposed to be in "djent" bands because of it...
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Unread 05-05-2011, 09:15 PM   #134
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I started on seven strings, since I played piano first, and figured "hmm. 6 strings isn't gonna have a lot of range. Let's try seven! Maybe then I won't miss out on so many notes!" Then about three hours after I bought it, I realized I only had five more notes. -_- But hey. I can djent on it. XD (I hope nobody shoots me for that.)
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Unread 05-24-2011, 11:20 PM   #135
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I'm currently a 6 string player only because of the fact that I'm a cash deprived teenage musician but I get a lot of shit when I talk about 8's with my friends at school. You wouldn't believe people's expressions when I showed off my amazing mockup/design for a fanned fret 11 string
Seriously though, .... 'em. I always thought the 'underground scene' was supposed to be something different from what the norm liked or accepted. Why care what these close-minded people think when I doubt some of them haven't experimented into even 6 string down-tuned territory? We're musicians, dammit. Innovation and experimentation is what keeps this form of art alive.
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Unread 05-25-2011, 03:21 PM   #136
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If I wait until I master every possible aspect of a 6 string guitar before I move on to a 7, master every aspect of that, and then move onto an 8, I will be 97 and everyone will be playing the Oscar Meyer Weiner jingle on 12 string Chapman Sticks like in "Demolition Man."

I got into 8 string guitars to have the extended range of notes and the additional chord shape options. I find myself exploring more on the 8, writing more, learning new techniques and it's affecting my playing in a positive manner. I don't find myself chugging away on the low E very often. OK. Sometimes.
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Unread 07-29-2011, 10:29 AM   #138
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Its so hilarious how this growing fad is looked down upon by so many but yet so many people are dying to get their hands on one....thats like everything else these days....
I get annoyed at people who do things simply to be trendy, but I don't really get annoyed so much at the trends themselves as they tend to bring some cool shit with them when they come along.



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Unread 07-29-2011, 01:38 PM   #139
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I don't know why ANYbody would rag on you for buying an 8. Especially that one. I've wanted an RG2228 since they first came out, never even seen one in real life. I ENVY YOU!

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Unread 07-29-2011, 01:41 PM   #140
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I don't know why ANYbody would rag on you for buying an 8. Especially that one. I've wanted an RG2228 since they first came out, never even seen one in real life. I ENVY YOU!
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Unread 07-31-2011, 08:38 AM   #141
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one of my mates dosn't like 8 strings but he siad he'd think someone playing an 8 string is very good guitarist. ive yet to have shit for playing either my 7 nor my 8 in collage. when i wnet for my audtion foe the mussic course the people seemed intrested in my 8 string. they asked what wouls u use an 8 string for and i just siad 'i tune it to a drop tuning (drop D#) nd so i can add the bass notes to a E/E minor shape chord'. but ive never had soemone say 'leave it to the bass' 'u suck cause you play an 8' nothing negative atall. just ignore them becasue theyre envyus of you're skill.
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one of my mates dosn't like 8 strings but he siad he'd think someone playing an 8 string is very good guitarist. ive yet to have shit for playing either my 7 nor my 8 in collage. when i wnet for my audtion foe the mussic course the people seemed intrested in my 8 string. they asked what wouls u use an 8 string for and i just siad 'i tune it to a drop tuning (drop D#) nd so i can add the bass notes to a E/E minor shape chord'. but ive never had soemone say 'leave it to the bass' 'u suck cause you play an 8' nothing negative atall. just ignore them becasue theyre envyus of you're skill.

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Unread 07-31-2011, 08:58 AM   #143
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Unread 07-31-2011, 09:29 AM   #144
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You know what I do to people who take the piss out of my having an 8? I punch their mother in the .... so they can't breed anymore ignorant children.
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Unread 07-31-2011, 11:29 AM   #145
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The people that usually make fun of people having 7 + stringed guitars are the kids that only play breakdowns and hate chords, scoop their mids, have their gain, treble, AND bass at 9, and think they are the shit for playing in a dropped tuning. AKA the ignorant kids.

In the wise words of Drake, "And I'm only getting older, somebody should've told ya, I'm on one. .... it I'm on one(8 string)."

But seriously, just improve your techniques on an ERG, and sooner or later, haters gonna like

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Unread 07-31-2011, 12:00 PM   #146
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I dislike the notion that any owner of an ERG must play "djent", which is now apparently a genre rather than an onomatopoeia? Anyways, I have an 8, and fairly often use all 8 strings simultaneously or in conjunction with one another to create bass-lead riffs. Check out my band Iodine Sky to see how we utilize our ERG's.
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