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Old 2005-03-01, 19:01
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8-String?

OK, so I saw an 8-string today on the internet and i have 2 questions if someone can answer it would help.

Number 1: Does it have to be so low or can i tune it from B to A without messin' it up?

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Number 2: are they so rare that I will have to custom order one?
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Old 2005-03-01, 19:24
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y would u want an 8 string? ???

i used to have a 7 string ibanez and i think thats even to much and a 8string guitar is probbaly gonna play (and look) like shit.

sound kinda useless to me, id rather get a 27 fret (or more) guitar then.

i think its just like michael angelos 2 and 4 neck guitar, theres 1 mofo thats gonna go nuts on it so everyone else can say who did u see that

anyway, this probaly dosnt make any sence at all lol
whatever its my bday and im drunk
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Old 2005-03-01, 19:39
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I'm not sure why you would want an eight string either. 7 strings get you the low note without sacrificing the standard high notes. Adding the high A string just gives you more annoyingly ear piercing notes that most people don't want to hear and makes barring chords and changing strings even more of a pain in the ass...
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Old 2005-03-01, 19:44
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No you can't tune them to B. Because the 8th string is an F. Plus it is so fucking thick. So bassically you play it like a bass because the strings are so fucking thick you can't even play a power cord. You have to use that one string with one finger if you want it to sound like a power cord.

I don't really like them. Messuggah uses them. Although they do sound really nice when they are played on a clean channel.

Stick with a 7 string or hell just tune a six string down to B.
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Old 2005-03-01, 19:47
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Happy Birthday k13m!!

I'm not sure why you would want an eight string either. 7 strings get you the low note without sacrificing the standard high notes. Adding the high A string just gives you more annoyingly ear piercing notes that most people don't want to hear and makes barring chords and changing strings even more of a pain in the ass...


thnx

and ur right, might aswel use a pitchshifter effect to get the same anoying sound lol
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Old 2005-03-01, 23:54
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Yeah, I really don't think it's necessary to go all the way up to 8.
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Old 2005-03-02, 00:07
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Old 2005-03-02, 00:39
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No you can't tune them to B. Because the 8th string is an F.


its a G
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Old 2005-03-02, 01:04
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Old 2005-03-02, 02:46
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it would be an F#!

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Old 2005-03-02, 06:14
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You pussies! Be a man and get yourself a 2 string guitar!! Thats the only 2 strings you need
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No you can't tune them to B. Because the 8th string is an F. Plus it is so fucking thick. So bassically you play it like a bass because the strings are so fucking thick you can't even play a power cord. You have to use that one string with one finger if you want it to sound like a power cord.

I don't really like them. Messuggah uses them. Although they do sound really nice when they are played on a clean channel.

Stick with a 7 string or hell just tune a six string down to B.



an 8 string is rediculas very pointless, i tune to B with my 6 string sounds great 7 strings are pretty cool but a fuckin' 8 string is retarted. only bands that would want one of them other them messuggah is korn cause they are so heavy as we all know
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Old 2005-03-02, 23:57
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it would be an F#!


damn, you are correct sir. i wasnt thinkin straight
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yep guess I'm sticking with my seven-string
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You are fucking morons. Ever hear of Rusty Cooley? No he doesnt play nu-metal, and he has an 8-string and would put all you geys in your fucking play with his 8 string arpeggios. There are uses for low tuned guitars outside of metal. Ignorant fucks.
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You are fucking morons. Ever hear of Rusty Cooley? No he doesnt play nu-metal, and he has an 8-string and would put all you geys in your fucking play with his 8 string arpeggios. There are uses for low tuned guitars outside of metal. Ignorant fucks.
just like i said somewhere in my first reply in this thread.. there probaly 1 mofo that goes nuts playing it and the others are standing there saying i want to do that 2

8 string arpeggios wow that would be pretty cool though

but still i think 6 strings is plenty
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Old 2005-03-04, 19:55
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Old 2005-03-04, 21:22
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Happy Birthday k13m!!

I'm not sure why you would want an eight string either. 7 strings get you the low note without sacrificing the standard high notes. Adding the high A string just gives you more annoyingly ear piercing notes that most people don't want to hear and makes barring chords and changing strings even more of a pain in the ass...


They add the low string, numb nuts, not a high one.

Oh, and Meshuggah isn't Nu-metal, and they play 8 string guitars. They are fucking nuts.
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Old 2005-03-04, 22:03
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They add the low string, numb nuts, not a high one.

Oh, and Meshuggah isn't Nu-metal, and they play 8 string guitars. They are fucking nuts.



you can just string it like a 7 with a high string

Whose a numb nut now? Don't believe me? Rusty Cooley tunes his like that

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Old 2005-03-04, 22:05
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Don't know, don't care. I don't see the point in that. Yes, 8 string arpeggios, but I had never heard of that.
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