Re: Stop the ERG fad
I like 7s, have played a few, but don't own one for the simple reason there has always been a 6 I wanted more. When it gets to 8s and 9s I feel we're moving into the bass range and bass players (at least the ones I've met) are quiet and contemplative enough without silencing them altogether. I say give the bass players a chance, we don't want them becoming serial killers for lack of an outlet to vent their frustrations. Additionally, I've small hands, 8 and 9s would feel like playing a coffee table for me.
Yes, I also want to see many djent players die a slow and painful...oh the music, yes, not the players, even though I feel there should be some retribution for infecting every rock bar I used to love with their dropped 3 string grinding. In saying all the above I love Tosin Abasi - but I don't see the man as djenty really, more a great jazz player with heavy rock leanings.
I would love to see more extended fretboards extending the range up rather than extending it down.