First off, my first post here, I'm mike. Nice to meet all of you. This place seems to have a rather ridiculous amount of information, so I'm looking forward to my stay here. Now, My current guitar is a peavey hp sig series, It's tuned in AEADF#B. My string gauges are 14-68, and I play mostly doom metal, though I would love to learn tosin abasi's playing style. I REALLY want to extend the range of the doom band, and I felt an 8 would do that quite well. I don't have alot to spend, so I was looking at an Agile intrepid. What scale would you choose? And keep in mind i don't have the longest fingers and I'm only 5'8.