I think this thing has too many strings... The long scale makes tuning low easy.
The pickups are a bit different than I wanted. Getting A8 magnets long enough for 8 string pups is too expensive so I used C8s. The pickups have a seymour duncan distortion sound to them instead of the diablo sound I wanted. I still have work to do on them though so hopefully I can tame some of the ceramic overtones before we are done.