Just ventured into 8 string territory & immediately junked the EMG's in favour of BKP Painkillers.
I wondered if the neck may feel a little crowded but I find it not crowded at all..... Actually it's quite easy to play.
The neck is very flat & after a little practice I actually find it easier to play than a 7 string.
I find that having 8 strings rather than 7 makes it easier to anchor your positioning on the fretboard. The whole neck plays really nicely all the way to the 24th fret!
I also find the 27" scale feels good.
I had to trim quite a lot of metal off the screw tags on the pickup sides as they would not fit into the existing rout & also use the stock bolts from the EMG's and fit some springs to get the height right.
Also the Pot holes had to be drilled out slightly to around 10 mm to fit the CTS Pots.
Apart from that no problems.
Also the stock TRS jack works fine.
STOCK WIRING CAVITY
NEW WIRING CAVITY
The flash makes the space at either end of the pickups look worse than it actually does....looks fine to me.
Also a dab of black paint on ths screw tags renders them hardly visible.
Custom rings may be an option but I don't really feel the need.
Anyone wanting a set of EMG 808's with associates pots & wiring get in touch!