#1
Whats up everyone!!
I am goona build an 8 string and i have a few questions.
I know what woods im goona use and all that, now all i need to know is where the **** i can find the parts for it like the bridge and the pickups.
I am looking for a Meshuggah type tone, just ****ing raw. so if you can help me out that would be great.
Thanks
Keep it metal
Fender American Custom Shop
Black Beauty Les Paul Custom
Vox AD 100
#2
Look into Lundgren (sp?) pickups, it's what Meshuggah use. Otherwise you can get EMGs.
#3
What emg's would work, i cant find the 808's anywhere accept for on the ibanez, agile, and esp models
Fender American Custom Shop
Black Beauty Les Paul Custom
Vox AD 100
#4
Hipshot bridges are a good bet for 8's. For the meshuggah tone the Lundgren M-8 model is what they use, around $450 a piece if i remember correctly. Combined with a 30.5" scale length as well, oh and an ash body i think...?

EMG 808's (Bass housing), Blackout 8's (bass housing), Nordstand, BKP, Merlin and Q-tuner all do 8 string sized pickups as well.

Even the EMG 45DC models would work for an 8 string application, as that is what a few builders used before the 808 was issued.
Last edited by hmmm_de_hum at Nov 28, 2009,