So im looking to get back into playing after a 2 year break. Ive owned a few 8s in the past and my current favorite bands play 8s. My problem is I write better on 6s and they are just easier to play cuz I have smaller hands. I mainly wrote Thrash on my 6s but whenever I would pick up my 8 I could never find a decent way to utilize the 7th and 8th strings without doing chugga chug. Traversing the fretboard was difficult sometimes and the 8th string would ring constantly without me touching it when I was using the other strings. I know this is somewhat a dumb question but does anyone have any tips for overcoming these types of things? I should probably mention im a self taught player on and off for the last 9 or so years.