Hello everybody, I m searching for your help because I m not very used to the combos of wood on 8 strings. I just had my place in the last Skervesen viper run for the 5th anniversary, I m very happy but I don t wanna do the "wrong" choices of wood because even if the options are not so numerous, there is some things that are out of common. I have an Ibanez rg 852 gfp mpb with dimarzio paf, which I love, but I see that Skervesen is far beyond concerning the finishes and overall work. So, I want an 8 strings, fanned frets 26"28", raptor shape, gold materials, and for the wood and pickup options Im still hesitating. Here are the possibilities that interests me: -neck: I made my choice for 5pc neck wenge/purple heart stripes, and I think I ll choose Pau ferro fretboard (flamed maple or ebony is also available but I want something more special) - body top: I will go for Burl poplar top, maple flame available, but here Again, I want something more exclusive. -body: either black limba or swamp ash. I know it s far to be the same, but I really liked the ash wood on a strat I played for weeks during summer. But I fear swamp ash to be too harsh for an 8 strings, due to the extended scale and neck? WHat would be the result in terms of sound due to my previous choices of woods? -pickups: here is another hard choice for me. I had a basswood 7 strings japanese rg with aftermath and I didn t liked the voicing, so I fear the Juggernaut to be the same kind of tone. I m hesitating between the new Ragnarok set (which is supposed to be far from the Juggernaut voicing but I don t have more informations.) or Nailbomb set. Maybe nailbomb + vhII...? Waiting for advises guys I want a nice first Skervesen to begin with, I try to play alot of different kinds of music, so I want good cleans and nice distortion tones. I can t specify bands or artists because I really like a lot of different stuff Any thoughts? All entries are closed, but you can check by yourself the options available on Viper-run.eu Thanks for all"!