Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Orpington, Kent, SE London
Just though I'd copy this out - it's from the new Total Guitar, although it's just the bit abou the guitars:
"The 8th string is a 0.7. it's as thick as the 2nd string on a bass guitar. In fact, if you're not careful, it sounds just like a bass!"
"It's possible to play barre chords on the 8 string, but we tend not to. In fact, we don't even play power chords on on the eighth string because it's just too low and gets in the way of the bass guitar. The neck is pretty ****ing wide!"
"It has a fixed Floyd trem and Lundgren pickups, which are very good. It has a very clean tone and great sustain. With the first prototypes - which were made by Nevborn - there was a problem at the nut because the string was so thick, but that's now been fixed on the Ibanez model's."
"It's got a 30-inch scale and it needs a reinforced neck to handle the extra tension - so it's very heavy! Sometimes on stage you really feel it, but you know what? It's the best ****ing guitar I've ever had. The attack is solid, working the fretboard is easy and the intonation is very smooth. For such a big guitar, playing it is effortless."