Yea! I found more fun in playing the 7 string as to the 6 string, but they both kickass like I said. I was looking at this the other day and it looks really exciting! Also some very nice stats IMO except maybe could have better pickups(like stated in the OP, a comparison would be nice for 8 string guitar pickups or some experiences with them). I don't shit about 8 string guitar pickups . I was thinking maybe Blackouts since they have so many good reviews for the 8 string(heard the EMG 808 on the bridge didn't cut it enough). What do you guys recommend for pickups on the 8-string?