So i'm going to be getting myself a new 8 string very soon. So far i've loosely decided on the Ibanez RGIF 8, my question is is there any other guitars in production right now close to that price range that would be a better choice than the RGIF? Also, one thing I don't understand is why they put 909x's in it instead of 808x's? Was hoping to be able to use passive pickups, although i'm ok with active's as long as they're decent. What are my pickup options if I don't end up liking the EMG's though?