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Discussion in 'Musicians Corner' started by Horus, Feb 10, 2007.
THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO REASON FOR THIS!!!!
It's just Ibanez's way of telling us his penis is bigger than ours.
Anything lower than B is not even music.
Anyway, I think it's cool. The only downside is that 90% of the people who buy one will only be doing so because they think it is some how going to make them heavier or more metal than others. There isn't a lot of space in the sonic spectrum for the low end of an 8 string guitar in a rock/metal band. I think it's got great opportunities for solo instrumentalists and finger style stuff. It would open even more opportunites for chord melody playing. I wouldn't mind toying with one, but I don't think i would ever use it in the context it's going to be marketed for.
Don't 8 strings have an extra high string rather than an extra low one???
really? well in that case:Smokin: :Smokin: :Smokin:
most people use them with an extra low string (F#) and I'm almost positive that's what the Ibanez will be set up for out of the factory (I use the term factory set-up very loosely...this is Ibanez we're talking about). It's hard enough to have a high "A" on a guitar with a standard scale length.....using one on an extended scale would be a nightmare.
Yeah it would... Either way I don't really care, cos I'd like to get a seven string as well, but 8 strings is just unnecessary for me...
Even he uses a custom SEVEN string, which is absolutely awesome...
I hope they make a six string version...
He's been using his custom Conklin EIGHT string for a while too. He even had a nine string for a while.
Whoah!!! It's got fanned frets as well!!!
He must have super light strings on there, look how far he's bending the E string ( I think that guitar's 8th string is higher, not lower... )
He goes both ways (I thought about wording that differently, but what the hell.....it gave me a light chuckle). He's got the conklin 8 string and a custom Ibanez 8 string. One is strung F-Eb and the other is strung Bb-Ab (half step down from what would be standard tuning in both cases). I forget which guitar uses which tuning.
fanned frets would be insanely difficult to get used to, especially at super light speed...
is the 8th string lower or higher?
I always thought it was higher. Anyway, imo an 8 string would be great for a cheap showoff but thats about it. If u REALLY want to show off u would hit the unreachable notes as harmonics .
8 string is kinda ridiculous.
WTF! I can't believe I didn't see this thread earlier. Anyway, yeah, I'll definitely be grabbing myself one of these if I ever have the money. I love extended range guitars. (Actually, to the point where I can't play 6 strings anymore... damn inferior things, they are...)