Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Re: NGD: Custom Shop Jackson V --- 30" MONSTER SCALE!!!
That's a great one.
While I enjoyed the somewhat long scale 26.5" inch Ibanez RGD, something with a longer scale could easily reach into bass territory and make a dedicated bass player unnecessary.
It's at least an answer to those who don't want to venture all the way into the sonic territory and musical difficulty of an 8 string like the RG8. I saw some Tosin written music he did in standard notation and it just lost me. It can be easier for non-trained hacks to get up to speed on super long scale guitar and transfer knowledge directly if it's tuned E to E but just down from regular guitar. You can't comfortably go E to E lowered and octave on a 26.5 or 27" inch scale neck without wobbly strings.