I want to purchase an 8 string, and I want the following;
Preferably active PUPs, would prefer to not switch (will switch to Seymour Duncan Blackout 8s or EMG 808s eventually regardless, but having these is a bonus!). If the guitar comes with a good passive pair I may consider!
Set-neck and/or neck thru (no bolt ons)
27" scale, 28" max
don't care about the manufacturer or anything. The cheaper the better.