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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. Sickan

    Sickan ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    I made a "Recommend me a guitar." thread a few months ago and bought the JACKSON DKMG in february.

    I wasn't satisfied with it tuning down to Drop A/Standard A, so:
    Now I'm on the market for a new guitar, this time a 7-string.
    I'm also going to buy a 5-string bass.

    Recommend me a 7-string (at least 26.5") guitar, tops 2000$. Bridges doesn't matter, the most important thing is the sound.
    I've been looking at:
    IBANEZ RGD2127Z
    ESP LTD SC-607B
    I will try them in a couple of days and but I would like some other alternatives if I don't like them.
    I'm thinking of putting in Lundgren M7, at least in the bridge - is it nice in the neck aswell?

    As for the bass, I don't really know what I am looking for - I know I want a 5-string that is 35". Price around 500$.
    My current bass is a Cort Action Bass (cheap 4-string 34"), I love the (string)sound but the lowend is a bit wobbly, the sustain and the action is not optimal.

    If you have a DI of either a recommended 7-string guitar or 5-string bass, please post it!
     
  2. guitarguru777

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    The 1227 is a great guitar. played one a few days ago and fell in love.

    The SC has a really chunky neck, and due to the proximity of the pickups theres not much tonal variation in the guitar. The SC will give you a more defined low end though due to the hard tail.

    I say go with what is comfortable!
     
  3. Jackal_Strain

    Jackal_Strain Sigurd Løberg

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    I'm really happy with my Hellraiser. I love all the tonal variations I can get from the push/pull pots and the combination of EMG's and mahogany makes sure that it sounds heeeavy.
    I'm gas'ing for a loomis though. I tried one recently and the neck was pure sex.
     
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    sprack Thread Killer

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    In the $500 range, find a used Lakland, Musicman or Fender PJ bass. Skip the Ibanez, try a Spector. You may like it. I found it muffled compared to the first three I mentioned, but still a good instrument.
     
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    Try a Schecter Loomis 7 String. It's a awesome guitar for the money.
     
  6. Ruins

    Ruins is zayebated

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    If you have 2 grand to spend, there's no reason to settle for production line, mass produced instruments.
    You are easily into custom shop territory with 2 grand, so go order a custom made guitar made to your specs, it will be FAR better value for money than anything you can buy for 2 grand off the shelf at a store.
     
  8. Airborne

    Airborne 6 & 7 string guitars

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    I love my Schecter Loomis.
     
  9. Sickan

    Sickan ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    I will try the Ibanez RGD2127z, LTD Sc-607b, Schecter Loomis and Hellraiser (if I find them).
    For basses, I will try what I can find, IIRC I liked the Warwick Corvette (EDIT: damn, its 34")!

    But I don't really know what I am looking for!
    I know exactly what sound I want - I want it to sound like my Jackson Kelly, but with 7 strings, at least 26.5" and... well, another body ;)
     
  10. Razorjack

    Razorjack Bass Behemoth

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    Don't worry about the Corvette being 34" scale length, I play ADGCF and have no problems with it. I spent a lot of time finding the best bass for me, in the end it came down to a Dingwall Afterburner II (fanned fret) or the Corvette. The Dingwall gave me (near)perfect intonation and a good tone but the 'wick just screamed. Any small issues with the intonation on the Corvette were solved by finding the right strings, in my case 50-135 ProSteel's - though I'm liking the new DDT's from DR.

    If you HAVE to have a 35" bass then I suggest either Lakland Skyline 5501 or an Ibanez BTB.
     
  11. Sickan

    Sickan ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    Oh, allright!
    Could you send me a DI of your Corvette?
     
  12. Razorjack

    Razorjack Bass Behemoth

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    I'm just waiting on some new strings and I'll put something up for you.
     
  13. Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson SSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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    You could get a Schecter Loomis and a used Spector Euro 5LX (35" scale, EMG DC's) for less than your $2500 budget, provided you're talking about US $.
     
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    Executioner213 Ultimate Meatbag

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    http://www.ranguitars.com
     
  15. Josh Burgess

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    Why do you think you need the 26.5" scale?
     
  16. Josh Burgess

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    According to a lot of people, they have the same exact neck.
     
  17. beyond dead

    beyond dead heavy metal dad \m/

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    I personally find it impossible to get a standard scale length tuned down to low B or A to not sound like ass. It depends on how heavy your picking hand is really. unless you want an uber djenty tone, standard scale length is more comfortable for low tunings.
     
  18. beyond dead

    beyond dead heavy metal dad \m/

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    I will def. recommend ibanez btb675. I tried most basses in the sub 1000 $ range and preferred the ibanez. the pickups sound pretty good for scooped modern style tones, although they arent the best for a rounder rock style tone. I could post a few songs I used the btb on if your interested in hearing it.
     
  19. PhilTheBeard

    PhilTheBeard "The Beard"

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    I love my rg1527 but it sounded like ass till i dropped emg's in it and also the esp nt-7 is an amazing sounding and playing guitar.
     
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    I adore my ESP SC607B. Best guitar I've ever owned.
     

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