not new, there have been some jazzers that have had them for years, and i think steve vai has had one for a while, but recently popular with some rockers. i think both guitarist in korn use them and others that play that style also. it a lower tuned string thats supposed to give a grungy (is that the right word?) kind of low end rumble.
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