My new favourite Guitar exclusively! I fell in love with it immediately, and I don't want to touch anything else for a long time. Schecter Hellraiser C-8! I didn't know how well I'd get on with 8 strings, but I'm converted, and it's unlikely I'll touch a 7 again
I was thinking about either EMG 808X's or Bare Knuckles to go in it, but I've gotta be honest, these 808 standards are actually pretty fucking awesome! Wasn't entirely sure about the 707's, but in this Guitar, the 808's sound incredible both clean and high gain. Especially the neck pickup .... gorgeous. Only REALLY noticed any compression on the bridge pickup when playing from fret 14 and above. Other than that, they're articulate Djenty heaven.
One other thing, for any interested 8 Stringer out there, the standard gauges these 8 strings come with are rubbish. I found with a 0.74 gauge low F#, I could bend up a minor 6th with one finger, and that's just wrong! I was talking to Chris Broderick about the RG2228 he has with a 0.70 on it, and he thought it was shocking. So I've put a 0.80 on mine, and it's absolutely perfect. I've also put a 0.68 on the low B, with the rest as a set of Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottoms, and I don't think it can be beat.
Anyway, if you haven't seen this Guitar before, enjoy the pics!
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