My interest in getting an eightstring has increased lately, especially with the good reviews of the RG8 that literally makes it possible to buy n' try. What holds me back though is that I'm not sure how to approach this additional string, meaning do I have any use for this guitar at all?
İeah I know it may sound silly. The step from 6 to 7 was no big deal, one more string to chug really . I'm not deep into djent (with the exception of the mighty 'shugga, but since I've followed them for so long they are still a thrash band to me albeit evolved beyond recognition).
Curious to hear what your approach is, yet another string to chug or something more imaginative?
When I have a riff that's in the key of F# or anything up to B, I can go lower rather than higher.
Anything else honestly would be over thinking it, and trying to turn the 8 string into a separate instrument rather than just a guitar with more strings.