I'm in the market for an 8 string guitar. A brand I came across that was in my price range ($400) was BC Rich. They are also my style. But there's two that are similar. The Villain Escape uses humbucker pickups and has a 27" scale which an okay size for an 8 string. The Outlaw on the other hand uses Duncan Design pickups, but has a 26 1/2" scale. I don't know much about pickups and the tech used on guitars, so my overall question is which one would be better for tone and sound quality? I'm going for a very deep and distorted sound.