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Recommend me a 7-string guitar and a 5-string bass

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Sickan, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. rickfugue

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    I have a Dean Rusty Cooley RC7X. Not the one with the gay biomechanical wannabe Affliction graphics. Got the White one myself. It shreds. The neck and action remind me a lot of my Ibanez RG prestige. Real easy access to the higher frets due to the super sculpted upper bout/horn. The only gripe I have with it is that it doesn't have a tone knob just a volume. I know someone who has the same exact Guitar but Metallic Black. I personally hate that finish cuz in the light it looks real sparkly. Kinda reminds me of an old 80's/90's Charvel paint job. Mine is tuned to A as well and no problems. Might need to experiment with string gagues though. I think stock is GHS .009-.058. little to floopy on the low side for me. Hope that helps.
     
  2. Sickan

    Sickan ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    Thanks for all the replies guys!

    That's kinda what I am looking for ("uber djenty tone")!

    I am definitely interested! Could you send me DI's aswell?
     
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    Jackson Slat3-7. I was after a longer scale but its a high quality japanese jackson neckthrough with two emg's, a floyd, and a sweeeet sweeeet neck. Shorter scales create shred monster guitars (my 25.1" heartfield/24.5" explorer!), so I find a happy balance with the standard scale. Tuned to Bb, sounds tits. Except emg's are noisey as hell compared to blackouts (and dont sound as good through my jsx). Haven't found a guitar that plays easier then it either. Schecters seem a bit crappy fretwise/feelwise after playing it.
     
  4. Sickan

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    I've tried a couple of basses now and I've come to the conclusion that I don't like the sound of soapbar/humbucker bass pickups, they have this plastic and muddy character IMO.
    Does anyone know of a 5-string (or 4-string for that matter) 35" PJ style bass under 1200$?
    If not, how well would you say a 34" Warwick Corvette Std 5 or Rockbass Corvette Premium 5 would handle Drop A (A E A D, or in rare cases F# E A D) with a .135?
     
  5. Razorjack

    Razorjack Bass Behemoth

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    Sorry I didn't get those DI's to you, not recorded anything for a while.

    A .135 will be a bit light for F sharp but I tune ADGCF and have no problems at all. Definitely go for the Std if you can, it's a much nicer bass.
     
  6. Robert W

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    Assuming you don't necessarily want to spend all that 2K on a guitar, then you might want to look at some of the 27" 7 string Agiles.

    As for Schecter Hellraisers, the 26.5" scale on them didn't handle A standard for me very well. Nor did the EMG 707s sound all that hot either, but that is just my personal preference.
     
  7. Sickan

    Sickan ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    No problem!
    I will only play F# on very rare occasions so that's not that important!
    I found a used Std, I'll call him tomorrow and hopefully it's not sold yet.
     
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    Sickan ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    The Agiles look interesting indeed, do they have have an official website?
    I would probably not be able to try them out since I live in Sweden, I don't think they have any dealers over here....

    I'm not that interested in the Hellraiser, I'm going to try the SC607B out some day soon hopefully (found a store that could import it)!
     
  9. Robert W

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    They do,

    http://rondomusic.com/

    but it might not be cost effective to have one sent to you though.

    Sorry, didn't see you were in Sweden.
     
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    I've seen some used KXKs for under $1500, I believe one of them also has a 27" scale. Also, I've seen some BRJ bolt ons for under $2000 used, and lots of people rave about those. I've had experience with neither but I figured I'd just throw it out there as food for thought.

    As for basses I would keep my eyes open for one of the early 90s jackson professionals (neck through). You might have to look for a little while since they are somewhat scarce now. The quality is there, I've never played a five string (there are a few 5 string models) but I own a 4 string futura and it dominates basses many times more expensive than it. The early 90s pros are very high quality and made with really nice woods.
     
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    Tried the Warwick Corvette Std but it didn't sound as good as I wanted it to : (
    The search continues...
     
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    Sickan - I would highly recommend Carvin's custom shop. I have a DC127 and I love it. Their guitars are beautiful and made from only the best parts. I've heard great things about their custom 7 strings. Tony Macalpine has been using them for YEARS. They are expensive, but if you have the budget, I would highly recommend the custom route as someone else mentioned already.
     

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