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Old 04-05-2011, 03:48 AM   #1
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I guess I suck for having an 8 string...

Ive been catching a bit of bull.... 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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Old 04-05-2011, 04:10 AM   #2
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A musician criticizing another musician for choosing to play an instrument that simply expands his range without any negative aspects is DUMB AS A ....ING SACK OF ROCKS COATED IN .... DIPPED IN SARAH PALINS BLOOD.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:12 AM   #3
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Yeah 8-strings suck, why did you waste your money on that thing?
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:12 AM   #4
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That's… quite descriptive there, AySay.

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Old 04-05-2011, 05:31 AM   #5
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.... 'em. Truly, anybody who holds your choice in a ....ing instrument against you is a dropkick anyway. It's the reason for the choice, not the instrument itself, that matters more. If you bought an 8 because you like the instrument, then congratulations! The job of your instrument is complete.

I can understand annoyance at the 8-string wagonjumpers that exist, but that doesn't validate boorish .... like that, as I think most of us will agree.

You know, I'm not going to hate or target you for neg. rep. if you leave your name. I'm sure I can find plenty of other reasons to hate

Stop calling it detuned. It's tuned, just not to standard. It's not a ....ing DeVries.
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:50 AM   #6
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I've been warming up to the RG2228 lately. I would tune it up to A# or even G#.

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Old 04-05-2011, 05:55 AM   #7
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There will always be people like that, no matter what the subject at hand may be. You just have to ignore it, or one up them. And you have an eight string. You've already one-upped them.

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Old 04-05-2011, 06:10 AM   #8
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A musician criticizing another musician for choosing to play an instrument that simply expands his range without any negative aspects isn't a musician at all.
Fixed.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:40 AM   #9
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i get a lot of reactions like that, even with a 7's
people thinks i must be an uber shredder just because i play 7's
while in truth . . . . . i wish i could shred
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:55 AM   #10
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I catch that .... about 7's as well as when I talk about wanting an 8. lol

it's always the same thing...

"if you need more than 6 strings you suck"
I also catch that with lower tunings in general..
"if you use lower than Eb tuning you just suck"

Personally I like 7's because I can play in B and still have the full range of a standard tuned 6 + the extra notes. People around here don't realize that unlike some bands, I look at the 7 as extra notes, not just "zomg lower = teh br00talz"
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:57 AM   #11
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You know what you can do to stop people from thinking you're in a band that focuses on one single technique? (a la djent) Prove them wrong! Do some 8 string arpeggios or sweep through every string, something that's not open F#! I think I get more use out of my 8 on a clean setting than with gain or distortion, lol.

If you can show people that you don't suck, they'll stop thinking so. Out class them! Also I've never actually been discriminated against for my 8. People kind of look at me funny til they ask me what it is but people around here don't seem to mind too much, haha lucky me. I think it's wrong that people seem to judge others for their choice of instrument but by picking up the 8(or 8+), we all kinda turned into a minority. We're not real well represented in the music scene yet. Gonna have to go through the same .... that 7 strings went through back in the day I'd imagine.

-I'm an 8 string guitarist, not an 8th string guitarist.

-Music is an expression of emotion, not a challenge of who can play faster or who can tune lower.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:00 AM   #12
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I get the opposite response from musicians and people generally....
its like: WOW! an 8 string? really? I have to see\hear\play that ....
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:01 AM   #13
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As for me, I live in the middle of hicktown kansas, it's hard to convince people that the extra strings aren't useless. lol


I usually have done a jam with a band around here where I used my 7 for clean two handed tapping kind of stuff, some still seem to pull the whole "leave the low end to the bassist" kind of attitude with me. lol
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:15 AM   #14
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Meh... Play what you like. A lot of the time ppl see it and they immediately want to ask .... like "Well what do you use the extra strings for?" and if they heard you play w/o having seen your instrument a lot of the time they wouldn't know the difference.

I say .... 'em...



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Old 04-05-2011, 07:15 AM   #15
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Fixed.
Nah, his was way better. He came back through time and fixed yours.

What happened to Jeff? Funny how he dropped off the radar now that the entire Western world disagrees with his right wing bull.....
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:17 AM   #16
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You know what you can do to stop people from thinking you're in a band that focuses on one single technique? (a la djent) Prove them wrong! Do some 8 string arpeggios or sweep through every string, something that's not open F#! I think I get more use out of my 8 on a clean setting than with gain or distortion, lol.
This 100%...

This is exactly what I've been doing since I got my 8. So much fun!

And I find that since I don't spam the low string ppl tend to want to hear you play it more... What the hell?



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Old 04-05-2011, 07:18 AM   #17
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Nah, his was way better. He came back through time and fixed yours.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:30 AM   #18
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i just got an 8 string. but then again. im known for slappin down bitches that talk ....
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:32 AM   #19
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^ What 8 did YOU get?



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Old 04-05-2011, 07:34 AM   #20
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When I brought my 2228 into Elderly instruments (prick-town central) the only comments were,

"Holy ....!"

I think that was out of shock rather than distaste.

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Old 04-05-2011, 07:36 AM   #21
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Funniest comment I've heard so far is... "Is that a bass?"



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Old 04-05-2011, 10:10 AM   #22
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Funniest comment I got was : "How many string is there on a guitar? Yours looks weird.".
When I bring it to try gears in shops I usualy get the : " wowww! WTH is that thing??!??" or the "8 strings? That's stupid!". Either way, I don't really care
I got the "leave it to the bass player" once but well, I'm the bass player in my band using an 8 string as a bass is fun.


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Old 04-05-2011, 10:13 AM   #23
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^ Someone at work told me that the other day... "Just get a bass if you want low notes..." What if I want to play (or write) music that requires the range of both instruments without having to seek out extra ppl? I then went on to tell him that I have 2 basses... Both of which have 5 strings... "You're a massachist..."

Oh... Well okay then.

Wanting more ranges doesn't really change what the instrument is, per se.



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Old 04-05-2011, 10:21 AM   #24
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I can't believe any respectable musician would talk .... on an 8, only losers that can't play worth a Damn on their sixer. Im currently waiting for my rga8 which is on backorder, and everyone I've talked to has just given me the wow factor, nothing negative.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:52 AM   #25
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My friend gave me .... for buying a 7. He said why don't you just tune your 6 lower. I just shook my head and said you are missing the point...

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