Hi all, I've been out of music for quite a while and would like to start playing again. I've been listening to some 8-string bass clips (tuned octaves) on youtube and really like the richness of the tone, so I'm considering an 8 as my first "re-entry" bass. I've never picked up an 8-string and looking for one in my area to at least try out. I've mostly been a Fender Jazz player but have owned a pretty good assortment of basses. I'm a pick player with Texas blues, classic rock, and outlaw-type country as my main interests. I'd like to hear a little about your experience playing 8s, especially playing in bands. Is this something anyone would consider as their primary or only bass? Overkill or not especially welcome? Genres where an 8 really shines? I'm a sponge waiting to soak up your thoughts, advice, stories, what-have-you. Thank you much!