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Old 05-29-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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8 string guitar bands??

hey guys, i've noticed that the 8 string guitar is really taking off now just like the 7 string did when it first came out in the late 90's. the era of nu metal

anyway i love the sound of the 8 string and i know that meshuggah and after the burial use them so im wondering if you guys could help me find some more 8 string bands?

Cheers, from scotland
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:13 PM   #2
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I think Dream Theater uses 8 -string. I could be wrong. Does Dragonforce? I dunno. Oh yeah, I don't have a problem with Nu-Metal, they just don't usually need the guitars they use.
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:14 PM   #3
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:14 PM   #4
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nah DT use 6 and 7's and dragonforce are a 6 string band
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:14 PM   #5
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Scale the summit. They are an instrumental band but still pretty cool
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:15 PM   #6
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aye i've heard of them
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:18 PM   #7
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Scale The Summit I think, don't really listen to them though so not sure. Tosin Abasi from Animals As Leaders uses 8 sometimes as well
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:20 PM   #8
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:21 PM   #9
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yup he's a really interseting player. scale the summit hmm, not to keen on them and they use a high A for an eight string not a low F sharp. any death metal bands that use 8 strings? NOT deathcore bands, death metal bands?
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:22 PM   #10
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i know, i mentioned them in the first post
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:25 PM   #11
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I think 8 strings are wayyy excessive.

6 strings are way cooler
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:27 PM   #12
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haha fair enough, i dont own an 8 string and not even a 7. but i love the bone-crushing sound of an 8
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:34 PM   #13
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Whitechapel do, I think.

I also think they have three guitarist.

Even more 'crushing'.

Although I don't see the point in that many guitarists when they all just play the same thing.
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:35 PM   #14
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Old 05-29-2010, 01:00 PM   #15
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Whitechapel do, I think.

I also think they have three guitarist.

Even more 'crushing'.

Although I don't see the point in that many guitarists when they all just play the same thing.


They've stated that when one plays a lead, there will still be a two guitar rhythm. That and they were all friends and they couldn't let one go, Alex actually said he wanted to leave at first because he didn't like it.

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Nevermind what I said, this is the answer.

Edit = Whitechapel is using 8 strings on their new album, drop E with B down to A, as stated by Alex on sevenstring.org
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Old 05-29-2010, 01:18 PM   #16
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Periphery. Really good djent
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Old 05-29-2010, 01:39 PM   #18
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Animals as Leaders on some songs, mostly 7 string standard though.

Also Dino used an 8 string on a couple of songs on the new Fear Factory album.
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Scar Symmetry uses them on Dark Matter Dimensions. Fear Factory uses them on Mechanize. Periphery uses them here and there. Meshuggah uses them all the time.

The majority of the 8-string bands and bands that tune that low on 7 strings that I know of are djent. For the purpose of learning songs, I'd say 8 strings are kind of silly.
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:48 PM   #20
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Really good djent


This is an oxymoron.

Anyways, Pig Destroyer uses 8 strings now.
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