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  1. DancingCloseToU

    D'Addario EXL140-8 color code wrong

    Sounds like a common theme with the NYXL sets. I came across this thread after a search and didn't want to start a new thread. I was putting on a fresh set of NYXL 09|80 8- string set and noticed that the copper and purple colors were swapped on the low strings... the difference between the .60...
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    RIP Eric Devries

    That dude is how I found this forum, my namesake and everything... RIP
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    Kramer Baretta Special mod project

    I love it! Seriously killer work I know it's probably much more trouble than it's worth, but a pink headstock/black logo would slay
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    28/25 fanned fret truss rod length?

    @atracksler I use a guitar truss rod, and 2 carbon fiber inserts (one on either side parallel to the truss rod). I've seen a handful of builders use two parallel truss rods for 8 string guitars. I don't believe there's any sort of standard protocol here, so long as it provides the correct...
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    New 8 String Design

    This is a hot looking mockup, I dig it.
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    28/25 fanned fret truss rod length?

    I'm with you on the pickups, but I personally find a 3" fan quite comfortable. My next build is going to be a 3.4" scale difference (26"-29.4"). YMMV I suppose. Either way, an 18 inch truss rod and carbon fiber neck rods will certainly do the trick.
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    first headless build

    Lookin solid. I'm really starting to come around to these headless designs. What program did you draft the 2D model in?
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    IGC 2019 Summer Build Challenge

    Lookin snazzy. Unfortunately most of the pictures aren't loading for me 8,(
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    Are there any 90 gauge strings that are tapered for a 27inch scale 8 string?

    Back in the day, I used a dremel with a conical sanding bit. Careful not hollow the post too much, it still has to withstand heavy string tension. I then smoothed the edges with hand files and some fine grit sandpaper.
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    Deegatron's 2019 Summer Build Challenge: Winner!!!

    looks pretty rad. I'm certainly excited to see how the body turns out, but could you possibly post the outcomes/finishing methods of some of the finished scrap you end up choosing from?
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    I mean....im kinda curious....

    $64 seems reasonable for a hillbilly djentstick (assuming it's playable)
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    NGD: Agile Hawker 82527

    I dig it, but that "headstock" piece is really throwing me off.
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    NGD: Skervesen Shoggie 8!

    Daaaaaamn! That thing is hawt! HNGD
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    7-string Fan fret hardtail.

    Yeah... The perpendicular fret is going to be the big factor in the bridge angle, as well as scale lengths.
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    Some guitars are too funny not to post

    I think this belongs here...
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    Best Lightweight locking tuners.

    Now, I've heard of gram counting in action sports/games, racing, professional clowning, etc. but counting grams on your guitar? This is taking the term "weight weenie" to a whole new level... Guitar playing weight weenies? Awesome, I'm a weakling too, sign me up! I need a SUPER ERGO...
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    Plain strings abuse?

    Right now the string sets for my 8s look something like this - .007, .0095, .012, .016, .020p, .030w, .042, .064 tuned - A4, E4, C4, G3, D3, A2, E2, A1 @ ~15lbs of tension per string I've been able to regularly achieve A4 on my Agile Pendulum 82527 with D'addario NYXL .007s. Before the NYXLs it...
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    Plain strings abuse?

    I've actually been playing with a .007 and 5 plain strings for years... It only makes sense on my 8 strings that I tune up to A440. :nuts:
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    Choice of Pickup for baritone detuned

    Not trying hard to nitpick or anything, and I think I know what you mean, but just to clarify... Are you actually playing "detuned", or do you mean "down-tuned"? I'm assuming the latter based on whole the ERG/baritone thing. Pickup choice is extremely subjective, but playing out of tune (or...