Hi, all. I've been lurking around here for a while, and thought I would throw my hat in the ring. There is alot of great info here, and I hope to contribute where I can. Confessions: Total metal-head, Ibanez fanboy, and all-around nerdy bastard. I've been playing guitar(poorly) for almost 18 years, and recently took the leap to ERG(8 string) thanks to seeing videos of that damn Tosin Abasi I was sticking to 6'ers because I always tune to B std, but having the 8 string has been a revelation of sorts, and now I really "get" extending the range of guitars as opposed to just altering the range of the guitar. Anyways, howdy, and sorry for the ramble.