Hi guys So Ive set up a new band. We are trying to get into the modern progressive side of things. ERG etc. I own an 8 string but as a good compromise I have it in Drop G open with an extra high G. So its basically a 7 string. Sonically it sounds great and string tension is better in this tuning to etc. Now we have been advertising for a bassist in our area for months now and are getting nowhere. Some people who have shown interest are instantly put off by "Drop G" being too low for their 4 string basses Like I dont really know what to do about it. This area is sooooo far behind musically that everyone would rather just play Rammestein and wear shirts with skulls on. Even suggestions of thicker gauges, newer setups, octave pedals etc never go down well and ultimately it puts em off and they opt out. Like I wouldnt even consider Drop G low in this day and age. Heck when I first got my 8 I was using Drop Eb open. Anyone have any kind of brain wave/advice for us?. I just dont want to be yet another 6 string band playing metal in this area that went out of style 5 years ago infuriating.