What bands do you listen to? Yeah I mean Peaveys, they're relatively cheap amps over in the US and have amazing distorted tones. But for versatility, not so much, unless you're going with a JSX or Triple X. I was thinking of getting myself a 7 string in the future just to play around with. I already have 4 6 stringers, 1 in standard, 2 in D standard for my band and one with a fixed bridge that I can fuck around with in other tunings. I don't see myself going any lower than A tuning to be honest, so I don't think I'll need to get an 8 string. Too low for my tastes.