Petrucci 8 String Possibility? IT DOES EXIST!

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  1. Hollowway

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    The Majesty 8 … brought to you by the Ford Edsel!

    That is a seriously obnoxious bridge that kills it for me. I gotta think that’s going to be hugely polarizing to potential buyers.
     
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    Everything about this seems... very safe. Which is not terribly surprising given that it's a signature 8 built for someone who doesn't really play 8s. But I wonder how many people will take serious interest in it mainly for reasons other than that it's a somewhat novel and limited Majesty model.

    Still gonna sell out easily of course, there's only 100.
     
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  3. IwantTacos

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    this is hideous.

    also it's got a 12th parallel. did ibanez do this.
     
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  4. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Could have been.

    This thing was totally born in a boardroom.
     
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    The good:
    No triangle after the nut
    Angled Compensated Nut
    5 over 3 headstock
    Angled Dimarzios
    25.5 - 27 multiscale
    Bridge functionality
    Petrucci experimenting with lower notes
    Jason Richardson using an 8 string more

    The bad:
    14th fret perpendicular?
    The size of the bridge
     
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    I like it. If I was shopping for another 8-string I might be interested in this. I like the Majesty series in general, though.
     
  7. StevenC

    StevenC Javier Strat 8 2022

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    Yay, it's everything I expected! Oh no.

    Piezo is cool and the scale is sensible, but parallel fret and colour ruins it. Shape is fine but it's still a Majesty and I'm convered on basswood guitars.

    We know EBMM will happily put it guitars John never plays, so maybe there's still a chance we get something cool like a JPX shaped 27" 8 string with a trem one day.

    Also the price actually seems not terrible.
     
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    Doesnt even play it...
     
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    IwantTacos SS.org Regular

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    man knows better then to fuck up his hand with that terrible fan design.
     
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  10. StevenC

    StevenC Javier Strat 8 2022

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    I hope these pickups come as a straight scale version. Not super into my Ionizers at the minute and tend to like Petrucci's pickups.
     
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    Honestly, love parallel in that spot on a reasonable fan span.
    A 12th fret parallel on a 1.5" fan is the same nut angle that would result from a 2" longer fan with the perpendicular at the 8th. I haven't seen anyone concerned about the nut angle on the 26-28 Aristides for example. Personally, the nut angle is still basically not noticeable in classical/tilted position. As long as the nut angle remains reasonable, I totally understand (and agree with) priority being put on straighter upper frets and palm muting position.
     
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    That bridge is hideous but everything else looks fine to me.
     
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    I honestly don't see anything blatantly hideous on the guitar, but I also never really liked the Majesty line to begin with.

    Why couldn't they make a JP 8? :(
     
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    CanserDYI Beauty can't be seen through the eyes

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    Yeah I don't really hate the bridge? Think it'd be better if it wasn't chrome, but I don't hate it.
     
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    I kind of like it. I think it will sell fast. Good for them (John and EBMM). For the price tag listed on Reverb, that won't last long...

    It's a safe design with solutions that have already proved their points. I can't speak much for the fan since I rarely played a fanned guitar, but it doesn't look weird at all. The bridge isn't that strange, a bit on the big size, but not that weird... maybe on the floyd-rose size ball park.

    Angled DiMarzios... that's a new one, still on the safe side of things, but new, nevertheless... could we possibly see Alnico loaded 7 and 8 string pickups in the near future? who knows?

    What I found most interesting was the absence of the body "Shield", which I really like as well as he chameleon finish color.

    And it's always nice to see new guitars coming out, right?
     
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    27 inch bass side..nvm. I just find that too short for even F# and god knows I'm not keeping it in standard...
     
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    My JCRG8 is tuned to D at 27" and it's fine.
     
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    CanserDYI Beauty can't be seen through the eyes

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    "....and it's fine." ...for you. That's awesome. :D
     
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    StevenC Javier Strat 8 2022

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    What do you tune to and on what scale?
     
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    CanserDYI Beauty can't be seen through the eyes

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    Drop E on 26.5 to 28 inch if it's multiscale, if it's a baritone 6 I'd prefer 28.75 to 29.75.

    I realize it's doable and probably completely okay at 27 inches, but my playing style just doesn't work with it. I'm a super heavy handed guy who plays a lot up the neck on the low string, I need as much intonation room as possible, and at least 18-20 pounds of tension on the low E.
     

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