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Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by AlexWadeWC, Jun 17, 2009.
Ah yeah, my bad
No prob, bro. I get what you're saying, though, stylistically, the two bands are pretty far apart. WC has breakdowns, but at least they'll factor in other elements. This DbP band is rising very quickly to the upper echelon of bands I hate the most.
not sure if i should've posted this on this thread instead, but i thought'd i'd at least link to it maybe.
what's your bass player gonna use to keep up with the new tuning?
Im curious about the tuning as well...
Seems like EAEADGBE would be the most logical choice. Unless of course u wanna drop tune the E to a low D
There's 2 parts on the new record that are with the 8 string in EAEADGBE, sounds fucking sick!
Footage will be on the next studio video I do for guitars.
that's a really fun tuning. can't wait to hear you guys using it!
Sweet! how much longer untill you put the next video up you think?
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There's also one of each of the guys from Rose Funeral and Chelsea Grin, and the guitarist from Circle of Contempt, no? And Per from Scar Symmetry.
As for the subject of the thread, sounds sick, definitely looking forward to hearing how the 8 string parts come out.
lol same here
Hy Alex! just wanted to say that you guys are one of our main influences!
Your music is just pure brutality!
Have much fun witch the 8 string!
But IMO the Ibanez ones are better )))
Cool, Gallows For Grace are using 8 strings in certain songs. We played with you last year in Australia. Keep you posted when we release these tracks on 8 string
All I can hear right now is 8-string sweeping.
Heard them in the pre-prod vid on youtube..sounded nasty
Never was a big fan, but I really liked the way the new stuff sounded on the webisode
Holy shit....it should be illegal for a band to own that many damn strings! Whitechapel is gunna be lower than a Hurricane Katrina joke!
In all honesty I will be fucking pissed if you guys do not tune E+B+E-A-D-G-B-E or E+B-E-A-D-Gb-B+E. Drop-E is perfect. There is no need to extend your range to eightstrings if you're not tuning down 2.5 steps or more below your sevenstrings. I tune to drop-Gb (what you appear to plan on using) on a couple of my sixstrings. I also cannot believe the FM408 is at a 25.5" scale. That is rediculous. I recommend go for about 28" scale for your future eights.
Way to show your ignorance. I think you're in the wrong section of the forum if you actually believe all the you just spouted out.
a) 8-strings aren't about being able to play at a lower tuning - some of them are even go to higher notes than your standard 7-string. They're about 1) having more range within the guitar (in general), and more importantly 2) having more range within a single position.
b) Having 8-strings with 150" scale or longer (exaggerating) is way overrated. I had the FM418 (the other guitarist in my band has it now), and despite the 25.5" scale, we have no trouble with it (tension or intonation-wise), even tuned down 1.5 steps (low D#). It's just a matter of getting the proper gauge strings to get the desired tension.
c) Ridiculous - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary - when spelled correctly, this word describes your post.
So, if I get this straight, you came to the ERG section of this forum to tell people what they should do with their 8 strings, while you make a point of insisting on the whole point of such instruments being downtuned riffing. Why?
TMM summed it up pretty nicely, and I may add that I do like to have drop E on 8-strings (for extended voicing reasons) or a high A or G for that very same reason. Is chugging away on a really low E or F# a lot of fun? Definitely, but it doesn't define an instrument with the sort of potential 8-strings have in any way. If all they were good for was to play really low riffs using extra long scales, we'd all use basses for that, wouldn't we?
Expand your horizons and allow yourself to experiment, mate - by being open minded, who knows what killer ideas you may have in the long run?