5 Classic Metal Riffs Made Heavier

It’s a question I’ve often asked myself – if 8 string guitars had been around in the 70’s and 80’s, what would classic metal have sounded like? What classic players would have embraced the ultra low, and how would they have utilized those extra strings?


Andrew Baena wanted to know too, so he took it upon himself to record this mini-medley of classic metal tunes transposed down to F#. It might not be exactly how it would have gone down, but it’s a fun simulation!

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.