Are 8 strings dead?

Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by r3tr0sp3ct1v3, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. Sklubby

    Sklubby SS.org Regular

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    Have you heard the new Haken album? After The Burial?
     
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    Traitors and Refuge are a good place to start.
     
  3. Drew

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    I own a hardtail, you know, a rather nice PRS Singlecut.

    It mostly collects dust until I'm recording, at which point I dust it off, throw on a non-corroded set of strings, and use it to track rhythm parts.

    For everything else, a Tremol-no does the job well enough for me if I need to temporarily disable the trem.
     
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  4. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Have a listen to my band, "Venture Capital Funding." We play old school fiduciary-tinged numismatic metal (or "numismetal" as it's refered to on W-street), although our first album was straight-up bonded metal.
     
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    excellent bands btw

    Hearing Malignant and The Hate Campaign made my music tastes do a complete 180
     
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  6. Bearitone

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    You could do a half fan. Basically the “straight fret” is the bridge.

    Someone here did it on their 7 string ibby
     
  7. Ziricote

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    Because everyone tuning to G# on their 7's these days with the trends. We need more that low F
     
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  8. Drew

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    I've thought abouyt that, actually, but it seriously limits your fan. Much more than an inch would get awfully problematic at the first fret, you know?
     
  9. Bearitone

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    That makes sense
     
  10. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I feel like the G# is more than enough. If you really need to you can go Drop G. Plus even more so I can get that F note by using my Trem, which I do from time to time. Definitely takes some practice though.
     
  11. ThePhilosopher

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    I did it to my RG8 just to get a bit longer length on the low-end (28-29.4"). I'm using an open tuning for the middle 6 strings, so chord shapes are a bit different from standard. I don't find it too limiting, but if had gone for the 27-30" I'd be in trouble.
     
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    Great, I need a basement to move into to start practicing Numisdeathcore.
    "THE PRIME RATE IS.....
    THE RATE AT WHICH...
    BANKS LEND TO EACH OTHERRRRRRRRRRRRR......
    [0-0--0--0-0-0-0-7-0-8-0-10-0-8-0-7-0-0--0-0-0]
    2008 WAS....
    A CONFLAGRATION OF.....
    MANY MARKET FACTORSSSSSSSSSSSS......."
     
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    Man what a read!!!! lol this one took off.
     
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    Shit, that reads like a Deftones song. I think you're a decade late!
     
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    BUt this one has cookie monster verse/screaching weasel chorus.
     
  17. couverdure

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    I just reminded myself of that video by Ibanez about Dino Cazares using an 8-string because he thought his strings would get floppy if he tuned down his 7-strings, even though a lot of his custom ones have the same scale length (27").
     
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  18. prlgmnr

    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    What we need here is thicker strings or an evertune.
     
  19. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    no no you see the wider neck means more mass which means more tension for the sjtuhstlsbglduhfalsblubfleuhfl
     
  20. r3tr0sp3ct1v3

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    I think I like 8s so much because I have long fingers and I feel right at home with a wider neck
     

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