Aristides Guitars

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    @Winspear Unrelated, but I think I ordered some of your picks before. I found them deep in the recesses of my desk drawer. The shape was the shiv if I remember correctly. It has been a while, but they are still nice and pointy :) Took awhile to get them shipped across the Atlantic but yeah they rock. Thanks for those.
     
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    The extra inch on the low end helps, but not necessary unless you need the half an inch's worth of relief to your high strings for lead playing. People tune to Drop E on 27" just fine, stands to reason that you should maybe try a something like a cheap Ibanez 8 string to see how the tension feels in Drop E before committing to a custom order of a straight angle 8 vs going all out on the fanned fret 080s.

    The only reason I suggest you try a guitar with the same scale length, is due to your curiosity about the tension and scale lengths.
     
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    I had considered placing an order with sweetwater or somewhere for an Ibanez RG8. Just to see. I haven't really played an 8 string since my local guitar shop got an ibanez RGA8 in new like a zillion years ago. I remember it being cool, but difficult to wrap my head around all the new, lower note options. I'll ponder all this, of course, before placing any orders. I appreciate all the input.

    Now back to your regularly scheduled programming of super awesome headless Aristides builds:
     
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    I struggled with that same exact issue on multiscale 7s and 8s (and still do to a certain extent), which is why I really gravitate to the 080 over the 080S. That being said, I've used an 80 for E on an 080 and it works okay-ish. The tension isn't great and given my fairly aggressive pick attack causing huge note fluctuation, it wasn't something I stuck with for long. I'll be interested in trying out an 080 with an Evertune soon to see how I feel about Drop E with a 74.

    One thing to keep in mind with the Multiscale Series is that a set of BKPs or Lundgrens is built into the price as well. For example, an 080R with a BKP artist set would run you 2580 Euro and the 080SR is 2910 Euro. That helps bring the prices a little closer together.
     
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    I have played a lot of different scale lengths and 27 is generally the perfect for Drop E. I would use an 80 gauge for best results. What color is your 060sr?
     
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    My 060sr is in the dark blue color. It is cool, but I'm thinking bright green raw with black hardware, fretboard, etc. for the next one.

    I was inspired by the dude from Leprous and his 080sr in the dark blue color. Here is a crappy cell phone picture of my girl:

    My AXE3.jpg
     
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    and yet Aristides won’t make a 27-25.5 multi scale. Frustrates me to no end.
     
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    next up on weird hills to die on.
     
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    It apparently costs tens of thousands of dollars to make new molds so I wouldn't hold my breath for minor scale length options.
     
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    You mean for a 7-string or an 8-string? Their 7-string is 25.7"-27", 0.2" difference spread onto 24 frets is not significant at all! As for 8-string, their scale is 26.5"-28" and that should be fine, shouldn't be dramatically different from what you propose.
     
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    for an 8 string is what I meant. I already struggle with 27 inch scale due to the size of my hands.
     
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    You're only looking at a .05" difference from first to second fret on 28" scale vs. 27". Five one-hundreths. The difference is significantly less as you move up the board.

    To put in perspective that's probably close to half of your action (distance from bottom of string to top of fret) at the 12th fret if you play with really, really low action.
     
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    et's see some baby hands.

    for once when people say this I want to see some legit baby hands.
     
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    Lol I also want to see baby hands.

    Just submitted my 080R

    Going with dark teal
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    single bridge pickup
    volume in tone position
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    It is going to be a beauty! I have had my 080 for almost a month and can't put it down. I love these things
     
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    I’ve played both, dunno what to tell you.
     
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    you can tell me that your technique is bad and you play all weird....

    or...

    show me some baby hands.
     
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    here you go. 957DCC07-F55E-497A-8184-765AF6C097C1.jpeg
     
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    I don't want to be that guy but can you get a tiny finger diaper. Asking for a friend.
     
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    you know how hard it is to find the dimensions of a single packet of dominos sugar.
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    yeah he wants a cucumber for scale
     
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