The Dean ML Modifier 8-String Electric Guitar is ready to accompany you into the realm of some very deep tones. With 2 extra strings covering F# and B below a standard 6-string's lowest string you'll be able to thicken up your sound substantially. To make it easier to cover all that ground, the ML Modifier 8-String has a set neck with a comfortable, slim "D" shape and an extra-smooth ebony fingerboard. Specially designed EMG 808 pickups respond evenly to the full range of frequencies that this 8-string produces while the tune-o-matic bridge permits perfect intonation across the whole frequency spectrum. Black hardware and a classic black finish complement the impressive look of this tonal behemoth.
Before this model was introduced, existing 8-string pickups sounded muddy and dull on the low B string, especially when trying to hit artificial and natural harmonics, but the 808 eliminates all those problems. Featuring Alnico V loaded wide aperture coils we were able to beef up that Low B tone and at the same time provide a more responsive super tight overall sound. Whether you are ringing out Opeth-style jazzy chords or playing palm muted death chugs, even with the amp set to “kill”, these pickups will articulate every note, harmonic and squeal you ask of them. Used equally in bridge and neck positions, these pickups will forever change how you hear and play your 8-string.