for the longest time, a lot of bigger companies just didn?t get the balance of their string gauges correct for 8 strings guitars with a 27" plus scale length, and finding a balanced set was almost impossible without having to just make up your own. I would say this particular set is pretty much perfectly balanced for keeping an 8 string set up in standard tuning (I use the 74 as a low E), and at a non-ridiculous price point, like some other brands.
- The pricing on these is fair for what you get
- String gauges are balanced, and so won't leave you in a scenario where you have super heavy strings on the high end, and flubby low strings (Exactly what Earnie Ball used to put out).
- The low string is tapered to allow it to pass through a standard sized tuner, which is an issue that anyone who's ever put a .80 bass string on their 8 string will be all too familiar with.
- There really is nothing to criticise about this product. They do the job adequately and sound as bright and balanced as any other string I've ever used.
Who are these for?
I recommend these to anyone looking to tune their 27" scale length 8 string to standard tuning. With the high string only being a .9, I wouldn?t recommend tuning these down, even on a slightly extended scale length.
I've been using these for about a week now and given the choice, I'd still pick these versus more established brand of string.