8-string

  1. Dayn

    New Fret Day: 8-string classical - Ibanez G208

    A while ago Ibanez sold 7- and 8-string classical guitars. It was a toss-up between an 8-string classical and the 7-string jazz guitar the AFJ957, and I opted for the 8-string. I've had this guitar for 7 or 8 years now (I can't remember if I bought it in 2013 or 2014...). I've always found it...
  2. Hubert

    Help me spec out my dream 8-string - Valravn Guitars?

    Hi fellow 8-stringers! I am looking into getting my very first 8-string. I really really like my RGD71ALMS Axion Label 7-string with FishmanFluence Moderns in it - especially how the neck feels - so I am looking for something comparable in the 8-string world. I stumbled over Valravn Guitars -...
  3. JxHx

    Bass into guitar cab without octave up?

    Hello djentle people! Let me hear your ideas! This is the deal: I am currently on a djent/stoner/instrumental project with a drummer, only on this one I am playing a 8-string guitar dropped to E. It sounds delish but we often miss a bass to accompany. I have both guitar and bass stacks, and was...
  4. -Neonblack-

    4 New Songs available! Range between Djent / Prog Metal / Deathcore + Played on a 7 String Baritone

    Hey guys! Today i have uploaded 4 new songs! Check them out and let me know in the comments which song(s) you like the most. And maybe also write what you like about the song(s) Looking forward to your comments! 1: Thorns 2: A Terminal Life Form (2021 Remaster) To listen to the other 2...
  5. S

    Need Some Advice on Intonation

    Hello, I have an Ibanez RG8 and I'm having issues where open strings will be in tune, but chords using higher frets are out of tune. To me this seems like there's something wrong with the intonation. So I pull out the Boss TU-3 and start checking things over, but what I'm finding is it's...
  6. The Q

    NGD: Another M80M

    Hi everyone, I am finally the owner of an M80M. I had some previous experience with an 8-string, a no-name brand from Korea with a 27" scale length and (unbelievable) horrible stock pickups. I still have it, it's back in my home country and perhaps it's worth getting it back with me to...
  7. rippedflesh89

    RG2228 Neck Profile

    I've been interested in buying one of these for a while now. It'll be my first 8-string so I'm a little worried about the neck profile since there's pretty much no chance I'll be able to try it in person before buying. I've been playing a UV7BK and RG7620 (2000 model with the 3-piece neck) for...
  8. Guitarjon

    Helix vs Axe Fx III vs Tube Amp (8-string edition)

    Hey everyone, I was writing some riffs with my new 8-string and I thought it would be fun to do a little comparison of the 3 big ones when it comes to guitar tones; the Line 6 Helix, Fractal Audio Axe Fx III and my PRS MT15 tube amp. Now, this is not a super scientific comparison where I try to...
  9. Guitarjon

    NGD: LTD SC-608B red sparkle with Fishmans! (wasn't expecting this...)

    I've really been in the mood for the Stephen Carpenter LTD models lately. I had 2 8-strings, my Ibanez M80M which is unique in it's own right and I had a Schecter C8 Hellraiser Hybrid. Excellent guitar but not 'cool' enough for me when I compared the guitar to the red sparkle SC-608B. Don't get...
  10. DjentyBoi7

    Brand new Agile Interceptor 8, what should I do to it

    I need some help here. I just ordered a brand new Agile Interceptor 827 FR Oceanburst Quilt a few days ago and it's on its way. I know many do some things to their FR 8s but I am not familiar with them. I have no experience with FR 7 or 8s. Can anyone give me a list of things I should do to my...
  11. Tjore

    My first post in 6 years - Axe FX Ultra in 2020?

    https://soundcloud.com/phybia/drop-z-riffage Hey guys! In the middle of recording an album/ep and getting my mix ready. Honest opinion - is this tone (Axe Ultra) and mix/master adequate for breaking through the mud in your opinion? Came back after 6 long years to hear some thoughts from some of...
  12. 777timesgod

    NGD: Jackson 8 String Multiscale Slat 8 FF (2016)

    I was flirting with buying a 7 string for some time and maybe a multiscale. After rejecting many 7 strings in the used market (did not want to pay what they are asking for the new ones as I am not active with a band or recording) I found a used 8 string multiscale on Reverb and said what the...
  13. nanthil

    Looking to buy my next Extended guitar, need help!

    6 years ago, I bought a Stephen Carpenter LTD 8 string. To me the tone sounded like a string bolted to a piece of driftwood: Muffled, with no clarity. Clean or distorted, this thing sounded like someone was playing a graham cracker. I didn't enjoy the weight of it, the scale length or the tone...
  14. ElectricBaliset

    26.5" Scale 8-Strings

    I posted a similar thread to this recently, but it was specifically about the Schecter Omen-8, and it didn't go anywhere. Really, though, I could do with some input from anyone who's had any similarly-specced instrument. It seems not to be well-liked (not without good reasons), but I actually...
  15. B

    why is my bubinga neck so light-colored? Ibanez TAM100

    Hello After 5 years of waiting, I finally found TAM100 for the first time not only in my country, but in fact in the same city and was excited to play it for the first time after being fascinated by this model since announcement in 2013. I got a good deal, but there is one thing I'm wondering...
  16. Dami

    FS Schecter Hellraiser Hybrid C8 -Lundgren M8 set-

    Schecter Hellraiser Hybrid C8 Made in South Korea Basic infos: https://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars/hellraiser-hybrid-c-8-detail#specs In good condition, some scretches on the back side only. Exchanged the EMG electronic to an awesome Lundgren M8 set with only one volume. Other holes are...
  17. Tisca

    Impulse bought my first 8 (RG2228) and have so many questions

    Wasn't planning on a 8 string, I don't even play 7s. Was planning on a fix n flip since the price was right and the fixes easy. I'm liking this thing, it's fun. Might have to keep it. 2007 model. STRINGS This thing came with some hybrid string set taken from a 10-75 and a 11-80 set. First...
  18. LeviathanKiller

    NGD/Review: Agile Intrepid Pro 828 (Oceanburst Flame)

    I thought about not even doing this review because a) I don't play 8-string a whole lot and b) have nothing negative to say about this guitar yet at the same time it's not like it's jaw-dropping amazing either. Then I said to heck with it, if something's a good buy, the public should know. :lol...
  19. Mik3D23

    FS Strandberg Boden OS 8 Natural / Maple Fretboard (EMG 57/66)

    Brief & Accurate Description of gear/guitar: Strandberg Boden OS 8 String Natural w/ Maple fretboard Modifications (if any): Upgraded to EMG 57/66 8 string pickups Accessories (hardshell case etc): Dunlop strap lock buttons, stock Strandberg softshell bag Location (City,State or City,Country)...
  20. pick_d

    Ibanez RGIR38BFE (Iron Label, 8-string)

    Hello. I'd like to share my experience and thoughts about Ibanez RGIR38BFE which is Iron Label series. I apologize in advance for my english, just in case. Why this guitar: I wanted 8-string with active pickups (H-H), without tone pot and preferably locking tuners. Famous 2228 was a bit off...


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