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What do you think about seven string guitars?

Discussion in 'Backline' started by texisthebest, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. texisthebest

    texisthebest Member

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    Hi guys!!

    I've a six string guitar and I am thinking about buy a seven string guitar.

    My Guitar is a Ibanez RG321MH (25'5" scale lenght)
    I've changed the pickups:
    Seymour Duncan Blackouts Metal AHB-2 (Bridge) and EMG 60 (Neck)

    My tune is B drop (B F#B E G# C#)
    Here's a small shitty test of the music I make (guitar and drums only)

    I am thinking about a 7 string 27" scale lenght because I've read they sound tighter. Yeah, I Know that this will not make me play the guitar better but perhaps is better suited to the music I play.

    Any opinion of changing from six to seven strings?
    Do you recommend me any brand or model?
    (similar quality to which I have)

    Cheers!
     
  2. indecizo

    indecizo Member

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    7 strings are for gay
    search for any high end schecter or ltd if you don't mind having a guitar everyone else has, but good for the money
    or get an esp horizon 7 if money is not that much of an issue
     
  3. Robert W

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    I think 8s or better than 7s.
     
  4. Rex Rocker

    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    Mehh. I'd rather play a 6 string tuned to B or lower. Baritone 6 string if you want.

    Either way, I like Ibanez necks, so Ibanez is my recommendation.
     
  5. texisthebest

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    :lol:

    Yeah, that ESP is a LOT of money, too much, I'm just under a attack of gas but do not have so much money. I have heard that Schecter are good.

    I find 8 or 9 strings too similar to my bass :rofl:

    I guess my guitar is not baritone?
    Agree with Ibanez, I love mine.
    I have think about this one: Ibanez GRG7221
    But it's only 244 € and I think I'd have to change the pickups.
    Good guitars with good pickups already installed are very expensive.

    Thanks for your fast answers and recommendations!
    More opinions?
     
  6. He's Dead, Jim

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    I got an LTD EC 407 7 about a year ago and I love it. About $800, $900.
     
  7. Joelegend

    Joelegend Joe not so legend

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    If you are planning on buying this Ibanez GRG7221, and not yet using all 6 six strings you have now, it's pointless getting a 7 string or even an 8 string.
     
  8. Terminus

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    No, a 25.5" scale is most definitely not baritone. Your 25 foot 1/2 inch one is, though. :lol:
     
  9. texisthebest

    texisthebest Member

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    That's a nice guitar

    Just thinking about it, and yes... I'm not a guitar pro, this is just a hobbie.
    And for sure I can do good metal without buying that guitar.

    But I feel that playing with 7 string I can go further(?)
    Playing A-E-A-D-G-B-E (Drop A in 7 string)
    is more likely to play Drop B in 6 string
    (or maybe It's just an attack of gas)

    I have a very poor English but I guess that is a joke :loco:
     
  10. nezvers

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    Well, I love that I have 7 stringed guitar, because I love sound of low A or B. I hated that I couldn't play standard tuning on 6 stringed without retuning all (and that wasn't option, because band I was in, were playing on drop A + that required thicker string gauge).
    Now I make songs mostly drop D and if I wan't to have a taste of meat I can use 7th string too. Also that give wider access on fret-board.
     
  11. xplanet2112

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    I have an LTD SC607B and a Schecter ATX C7, very different guitars (scale length, wood, finger board) and i love them both. If you don't mind a thick neck then you can't go wrong with a Schecter, that's if you can put up with their naff fret board inlays. The Schecter does sound better, imo, than the LTD i have but when I pick up the LTD after the Schecter, the increase in quality is palpable, it's just that I think the LTD is a bit bright for my taste.

    I jumped from 6 to 7s in the hope that the extra string might inspire some creativity, it did not - but if i pick up a 6 now it feels far too thin for me and i am keeping those bad boys now and I do not regret buying them. I think you have to ask your self why you want 7 strings, it it to tune low? Because you can down tune your 6 if that's the case, set up by your local professional of course.
     
  12. texisthebest

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    I have not been able to resist the gas attack x_DDD
    and I have buy a Schecter Hellraiser C7 EMG secondhand on eBay *.*
     
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    Love my Agile Septor Pro, and I got it for teh cheapz.
     
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    that's what I think about seven string guitars :)
     
  15. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    I have an Ibby 7 I have $180 in ($99 for the guitar and 80 for a pickup). Thing is I actually like it. :lol:
     
  16. He's Dead, Jim

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    Man...when you put it like that, the amount I paid for my guitar seems kind of stupid.
     
  17. texisthebest

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    totally agree :yuk:
     
  18. Deuteronomy

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    7-String guitar has a different philosophy from a 6-string.
    That doesn't mean it's better or worst,but it's different.It's a new dimension on chords basically.
    Prometheus from Emperor for example,was with a 7-string.
    Of course if you want to play on the lower 2/3 strings,it's the same with a 6-string.
     
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    I have a 7-string Schecter which I really like and was my main guitar for a few years. But I've gone back to sixes in B standard tuning, I don't really need the extra high string and a six just feels so much better in my hands.
     
  20. Genius Gone Insane

    Genius Gone Insane http://www.¯\(°_o)/¯.com

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    One of the things I like about the 7 string is that you have two pair of octave strings, both the B and the E. More options there. Also I like that you have the low B string for heavy prog stuff but also you have the low E string for thrash.
     

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