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godofshred
06-03-2007, 01:08 PM
so i decided we need a thread for 7's, i know hum de hum is a fellow 7 player, so show off, ask questions, post clips and pics, or w/e in here!!

rg1527 prestige owner.

preach the 7's!! :p:



OH

http://www.blackmachine.net/assets/8string.jpg
http://a805.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/26/l_ee8b18996d234363dbe16fd7d152392c.jpg
http://images.buzzillions.com/images_products/05/56/ibanez_rg2228gk_rg_prestige_8_string_reviews_243215_raw.jpg
and now 8 strings and above too baby...awh yeah!! :p:




ERG = Extended Range Guitar, ie a longer scale or higher string count on a guitar.




SURPRISE MOTHERFUNKERS!



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(in descending order of position, all members of the same position are equal)
These will change soon...are just a tester atm


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Godofshred
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marshalls in training..you heard me!
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Lieutenants
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TheShred201
ExplorerFreak

Second Lieutenants
Spacefrog
SquierLolz

dead-fish
06-03-2007, 01:11 PM
Proud owner of a not-so-prideful RG7321. It actually feels weak to play 6-strings now...

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 01:11 PM
:headbang:

http://img457.imageshack.us/img457/4950/moimg7.jpg

Ibanez S7320 owner, apparently only one of 3 in the UK?

any clarification on that? i know i haven't seen another UK owner of one

FearTheD
06-03-2007, 01:19 PM
hey, im fairly certain im going to get a schecter damien 7. i only had one worry though, does the 7th string like get in the way at all for like drop-d stuff?

zparticus
06-03-2007, 01:20 PM
you can drop the b string so it'll be one deep freaking drop tuning

FearTheD
06-03-2007, 01:22 PM
alright. i'll soon be joining the 7 string legion ;)

godofshred
06-03-2007, 01:22 PM
not at all, you will learn to navigate around it in hours

ive had mine for 3 days and i feel at home already.

dead fish- 7321's are the sex, dont downtalk it!:P



hmmm_de_hum i havent seen any so far, what are stock pups in it?

scarfacesuit
06-03-2007, 01:24 PM
i think for drop D the 7th string sounds even better... depending on what you're doing of course....

godofshred
06-03-2007, 01:25 PM
that, and try half set or a full step down with a 7, pure insane.

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 01:33 PM
They're just standard ibanez ones in that photo, same as the RG7321, but dont get me wrong they're pretty fantastic for stock pickups, i just prefer the D-sonic in the bridge really. Gotta wait for my next paycheck so i can get the Air norton 7 lol

Also i found for the drop D stuff, work around the 7th string, it will make your picking a whole lot neater and accurate.

godofshred
06-03-2007, 01:34 PM
i have the d sonic in my jem, and let me tell ya, the evo goes fantastic with it, IMO better than the air nortan, give it a shot!!

im going bkp's in my rg :)

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 01:42 PM
Ah ok might have to see what that sounds like in the neck position, i think ive just fallen in love with the S7420FM all over again. I have serious GAS for one of those with the blue flamed maple.....

Time to search Ebay i guess.... :p:

godofshred
06-03-2007, 01:52 PM
HAHAH, im and rg man all over

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 01:56 PM
Dunno but i cant see myself needing those extra 2 frets when i have my good old ZR trem, especially now as Ibanez might be releasing it separately...

(S7420FM - Lo pro 7 edge trem) + ZR trem in black = :heart:

Def
06-03-2007, 01:58 PM
can i join ? i have a yamaha drop 6 thats permanently in B tuning

godofshred
06-03-2007, 01:59 PM
grr, i can get te action on my rg SUPER low, but the bar play is crap. but with decent action i get full pull. damnit! lol

godofshred
06-03-2007, 02:00 PM
can i join ? i have a yamaha drop 6 thats permanently in B tuning
if it has 7 strings, u can :p:


no :confused:

6? :no:

tough :o

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 02:20 PM
grr, i can get te action on my rg SUPER low, but the bar play is crap. but with decent action i get full pull. damnit! lol

I dont know i seemed to have grown up a lot when it comes to the bar play now, i used to be doing harmonic squeals at every available point during a live set with my 6 (drop C and OFR) but now i like to use it a lot more tastefully, like when Vai or Petrucci use the very slight wobbles during slow solo's etc.

godofshred
06-03-2007, 02:33 PM
cool, i may shoot for the uuber low action and decent play later

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/NiCkMiLnE/jem7.jpg

Erock503
06-03-2007, 02:34 PM
:headbang:

http://img457.imageshack.us/img457/4950/moimg7.jpg

Ibanez S7320 owner, apparently only one of 3 in the UK?

any clarification on that? i know i haven't seen another UK owner of one
nice friggin axe! That's a sick looking pic bro. You look like shredder John Lennon from that angle. :p:

my C-7, not such a great pic, and a little clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxNK-mL4ILA) in action where it looks purple, lol.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/Erock503/Schecter%20C-7%20Hellraiser/SchecterC-7Hellraiser107.jpg?t=1180895474

cool, i may shoot for the uuber low action and decent play later

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/NiCkMiLnE/jem7.jpg
wow, you own those too!!! That's no fair man! :mad: :haha:

godofshred
06-03-2007, 02:37 PM
^ i pwnt eric

lolzlorz

damn though mang, your mark IV and framus, plus your guits = :O


and your kid man, worth more than any gear :D

kornflipsk8er
06-03-2007, 02:40 PM
I've had my 7 string for a little over a year now.I'll post pics later.

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 02:41 PM
Hey Erock that clip is absolutely amazing, gotta love those riffs....and the sweeps were nice and clean. Congrats man :cheers: for some reason a purple hellraiser seems to work...?

You have the exact guitar that i strived for when looking for a 7....only problem is that they're near impossible to get within the UK, and i really wasn't up for shipping from America.....

Erock503
06-03-2007, 02:45 PM
and your kid man, worth more than any gear :D
haha, yeah, we were blessed. He's going to have some pretty good gear if he wants to play too, that's for sure. He's taken a liking to the strat for some reason, I think he's going to be a blues man. :p:

Hey Erock that clip is absolutely amazing, gotta love those riffs....and the sweeps were nice and clean. Congrats man :cheers: for some reason a purple hellraiser seems to work...?

You have the exact guitar that i strived for when looking for a 7....only problem is that they're near impossible to get within the UK, and i really wasn't up for shipping from America.....
thanks man :cheers: Damn though, I don't think you made out bad at all, I really miss not having a trem. I try not to abuse it so much at this point, but it's still really nice to have as an extra tool. I find myself reaching for it once in a while, so I think you made the right choice. Even though I love the guitar and playability, I'm actually considering other 7's now just for that trem. :(

godofshred
06-03-2007, 02:47 PM
pah, put him on that 7 eric and he will be the next chris broderick!!

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 02:51 PM
Cool, a 7 string thread! I got my seven string in January, and it's been my main axe ever since. Anyone else think that 7 string necks just feel "right" in your hand? Like, the perfect size?

By the way, hmmm_de_hum, that's the best picture of a 7320 I've ever seen, that ZR looks mega sexy!

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 02:53 PM
Speaking of Chris Broderick, i dont know if you guys have already seen this but.....(white stuff came out of my wee wee :( )

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/7551/chrisiban2cv9.jpg

Just thinking, we could try and get this stickied as a general Q&A subforum to stop the EG forum from getting cluttered with these "what are the advantages of 7 strings?/What 7 string should i get?" threads that seem to be constantly cropping up lately....

godofshred
06-03-2007, 02:54 PM
yeah, that thing is SEXUAL

and a sticky is a good idea, :)

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 02:55 PM
Speaking of Chris Broderick, i dont know if you guys have already seen this but.....(white stuff came out of my wee wee :( )

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/7551/chrisiban2cv9.jpg

Just thinking, we could try and get this stickied as a general Q&A subforum to stop the EG forum from getting cluttered with these "what are the advantages of 7 strings?/What 7 string should i get?" threads that seem to be constantly cropping up lately....

Aww man yeah, that was on the seven string forum a while ago, gorgeous stuff. I really want to try his Bareknuckle configuration, I bet it sounds amazing. I'd use the bar more than him though, so a locking nut would be a must. Awesome finish though.

godofshred
06-03-2007, 02:55 PM
Cool, a 7 string thread! I got my seven string in January, and it's been my main axe ever since. Anyone else think that 7 string necks just feel "right" in your hand? Like, the perfect size?

By the way, hmmm_de_hum, that's the best picture of a 7320 I've ever seen, that ZR looks mega sexy!

yep, my jem feels like a toy now.

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 02:58 PM
Aww man yeah, that was on the seven string forum a while ago, gorgeous stuff. I really want to try his Bareknuckle configuration, I bet it sounds amazing. I'd use the bar more than him though, so a locking nut would be a must. Awesome finish though.

I think it looks quite classy without the locking nut on it, combined with the reverse headstock is nicely complimented. Considering Chris doesn't use the trem much apart from vibrato wobbles etc it works for him.

But yeah my 7 string neck feels so normal compared to anything else, i played an ibanez 6'er with the old wizard II neck and i actually felt like i would break it......lot easier to play shred stuff but it was slightly uncomfortable.

godofshred
06-03-2007, 02:59 PM
and people who think theyre huge, here is my buddy playing my 1527, he is about 5"8 or so.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/NiCkMiLnE/ANDY7.png

tubab0y
06-03-2007, 03:01 PM
next guitar i'm building is gonna be a double neck- one seven, one six. may go triple, a fretless too. or four, and add a twelve string.

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 03:01 PM
I think it looks quite classy without the locking nut on it, combined with the reverse headstock is nicely complimented. Considering Chris doesn't use the trem much apart from vibrato wobbles etc it works for him.

Yeah I know what you mean, it does have a pretty sophisticated look to it, while still looking like it could kick all kinds of ass.

Just wondering, does the Air Norton 7 sound anything like the 6 string version? Just cause I know the TZ7 sounds completely different from the TZ6. I really need a new neck pickup, I replaced the stock bridge pickup with a Blaze Custom, which is sounding pretty sweet!

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 03:01 PM
and people who think theyre huge, here is my buddy playing my 1527, he is about 5"8 or so.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/NiCkMiLnE/ANDY7.png

:headbang: (even though it isn't you)





one question, wtf is that coke thing in the right :confused: mini fridge or something?

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:01 PM
haha, have fun with that!!!

if you need help, im here
btw, recheck my build thread ;)


and its a giant cd player!
haha, a lounge upstairs is my music room, its really full or random ****
mainly about 6 guitars littering the room :)

ExplorerFreak
06-03-2007, 03:02 PM
Have no fear gentlemen, there will be a C-7 Hellraiser FR released next year.

I am abstaining from purchasing a 7 string monster until then.

I don't wanna wait. :(

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 03:02 PM
next guitar i'm building is gonna be a double neck- one seven, one six. may go triple, a fretless too. or four, and add a twelve string.

Ok so thats one triple neck: 7, 6 and 12 for me then right?
Accept paypal? :p:

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:03 PM
^yumm, i do like baseball

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 03:03 PM
^yumm, i do like baseball

Haha, the main reason I stick with Ibanez!

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:04 PM
yep, thin, comfy necks, im sellign a tele to fund another 7 now

tubab0y
06-03-2007, 03:05 PM
Ok so thats one triple neck: 7, 6 and 12 for me then right?
Accept paypal? :p:
only if you pay the shipping and don't mind the one year wait. my guitars are a hit with my friends.

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:06 PM
^custom thread, check it tubaboy

-jeff-
06-03-2007, 03:06 PM
Erock fantastic playing in that clip

grim1
06-03-2007, 03:07 PM
recent owner of washburn wg587, needs new pickups, but other than that not bad for what i paid for it ($99 U.S.) Trying to figure out what pickups to put into it.

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 03:08 PM
recent owner of washburn wg587, needs new pickups, but other than that not bad for what i paid for it ($99 U.S.) Trying to figure out what pickups to put into it.

What kinda sound you after mate?

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:09 PM
Erock fantastic playing in that clip
yep, eric can play

pwns me :(


and ^ try bareknuckle, cold sweat and nailbomb

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 03:09 PM
recent owner of washburn wg587, needs new pickups, but other than that not bad for what i paid for it ($99 U.S.) Trying to figure out what pickups to put into it.

Ah yeah I saw that offer, it's a shame us Brits had to miss out!

By the way, how much did you pay for that S7320 hmmm_de_hum?

Erock503
06-03-2007, 03:11 PM
yep, my jem feels like a toy now.

But yeah my 7 string neck feels so normal compared to anything else, i played an ibanez 6'er with the old wizard II neck and i actually felt like i would break it......lot easier to play shred stuff but it was slightly uncomfortable.
that's the only thing that bothers me about the 7. After playing on it for a while, all my 6 strings feel awkward and tiny, it actually feels easier to move around on the 7 string spacing after using it for a while. I pick up my Strat to mess with some blues stuff, and it feels like a toy, just like what you guys are saying. :(

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:12 PM
hahaha

and eric, you pwn me lol

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 03:12 PM
Ah yeah I saw that offer, it's a shame us Brits had to miss out!

By the way, how much did you pay for that S7320 hmmm_de_hum?

In the end i payed about £600 on the dot including special delivery, hard case, strap with straplocks, strings (****e EB ones :puke: ) and a setup by their guitar tech.

I would say that i spent around 2 or 3 months scouting the country for this guitar :p:

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 03:13 PM
that's the only thing that bothers me about the 7. After playing on it for a while, all my 6 strings feel awkward and tiny, it actually feels easier to move around on the 7 string spacing after using it for a while. I pick up my Strat to mess with some blues stuff, and it feels like a toy, just like what you guys are saying. :(

There's talk on the seven string forum of a company coming out with 7 string strats and teles, so perhaps look into that? And yeah, it can be annoying, just means we all have to buy more 7 strings! ;)

grim1
06-03-2007, 03:14 PM
heavy metal, hard rock type stuff
Maiden, ac/dc, Kiss, Ozzy, Sabbath, Cinderella

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:14 PM
hha, well my 1527 can get pretty stratty tbh!

tubab0y
06-03-2007, 03:14 PM
that's the only thing that bothers me about the 7. After playing on it for a while, all my 6 strings feel awkward and tiny, it actually feels easier to move around on the 7 string spacing after using it for a while. I pick up my Strat to mess with some blues stuff, and it feels like a toy, just like what you guys are saying. :(
i have the same problem with bass and guitar.

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 03:15 PM
In the end i payed about £600 on the dot including special delivery, hard case, strap with straplocks, strings (****e EB ones :puke: ) and a setup by their guitar tech.

I would say that i spent around 2 or 3 months scouting the country for this guitar :p:

Where did you get it from? I've just noticed that GAK have one for 458 quid, so I'll need to be saving some money for that, it's definately the next axe I want!

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 03:15 PM
There's talk on the seven string forum of a company coming out with 7 string strats and teles, so perhaps look into that? And yeah, it can be annoying, just means we all have to buy more 7 strings! ;)

Apparently they're only gonna be US availability, due to them being made by a smaller-ish custom company.



EDIT-
Maiden fan - Yeah i had to pay so much because there was only 3 available in the country at the time of me buying it, so i had to pay regular retail price or wait 5-6 months :(

I dont mind i only payed £300 as it was strictly speaking my birthday, Christmas and GCSE results present lol

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:17 PM
damn this thread is a hit lol

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 03:17 PM
Apparently they're only gonna be US availability, due to them being made by a smaller-ish custom company.

Oh right, obviously didn't read up on that well enough! ;)

And yeah, between bridge and middle position can get a pretty stratty sound. Obviously not dead-on, but close!

dead-fish
06-03-2007, 03:17 PM
dead fish- 7321's are the sex, dont downtalk it!:P


Well, it's kinda hard when everybody here has 1527's, 7320's and hellraisers...


And that Broderick sig = :eek: :eek: :eek: :liplick: :liplick: :liplick:

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:18 PM
pah, theyre hot

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 03:19 PM
Well, it's kinda hard when everybody here has 1527's, 7320's and hellraisers...


And that Broderick sig = :eek: :eek: :eek: :liplick: :liplick: :liplick:

I have a 7321, and with a pickup change, I'm pretty sure they're the best guitars for the amount they cost. Pretty killer for 300 quid!

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 03:21 PM
Yeah 7321's are pretty killer guitars for the money, not much (except Agiles... PHWOOAAARRRRR :p: ) touch them for value

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:22 PM
eugh,i hate agiles!!

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 03:22 PM
Yeah 7321's are pretty killer guitars for the money, not much (except Agiles... PHWOOAAARRRRR :p: ) touch them for value

Yep, that new one (Interceptor Pro) looks amazing, awesome specs too!

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 03:23 PM
eugh,i hate agiles!!

Have you seen the new agile 7 with floyd and EMG's?????

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 03:23 PM
eugh,i hate agiles!!

:(, but it's sexy!
http://www.rondomusic.net/photos/electric/interceptorpro25blackflame1.jpg

dream-thief
06-03-2007, 03:24 PM
Im totally skint and i really want to get me a 7-string. Does anyone know anything about the harley-benton HB7-whatsit they sell on www.thomann.de? It looks aweosme for the price, and i could stretch over that, its just if i get that one, i can upgrade it sooner with new pups, etc.

Id just like to know if its total bollocks or not before i go ahead and buy it

oh and im planning on playing it dropped bottom string and all strings tuned down further 1/2 step so it would be (highest to lowest) D#, A#, F#, C#, G#, D#, G#

dead-fish
06-03-2007, 03:24 PM
Obviously, best guitar I ever had, but I would practically kill for a S7320...

Btw, do Bare Knuckle make 7 string pickups? I thought they only made 6 string...

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:24 PM
euuuuuugh

neck = glossy, fat and , eugh

i'd hit it if it were available ehre though :o:

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 03:25 PM
Obviously, best guitar I ever had, but I would practically kill for a S7320...

Btw, do Bare Knuckle make 7 string pickups? I thought they only made 6 string...

Get in contact with them and they'll make any pickup into a 7 string version, just like Seymour Duncan.

euuuuuugh

neck = glossy, fat and , eugh

i'd hit it if it were available ehre though :o:

Okay, I'll admit the neck needing a good sanding and oiling, but other than that, it's pretty sexy!

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:25 PM
Obviously, best guitar I ever had, but I would practically kill for a S7320...

Btw, do Bare Knuckle make 7 string pickups? I thought they only made 6 string...
they do, and at the same cost of 6's! :liplick:

Erock503
06-03-2007, 03:26 PM
hahaha

and eric, you pwn me lol
lol, wouldn't say that at all. Especially considering you can make your own kickass axes and then shred the hell out of them. That's uber pwnage my friend. ;)

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 03:26 PM
Im totally skint and i really want to get me a 7-string. Does anyone know anything about the harley-benton HB7-whatsit they sell on www.thomann.de? It looks aweosme for the price, and i could stretch over that, its just if i get that one, i can upgrade it sooner with new pups, etc.

Id just like to know if its total bollocks or not before i go ahead and buy it

oh and im planning on playing it dropped bottom string and all strings tuned down further 1/2 step so it would be (highest to lowest) D#, A#, F#, C#, G#, D#, G#

It doesnt seem terribly bad but i reckon either a RG7321 or schecter Damien/blackjack 7 is the perfect introduction for those dabbling in the 7 string world...

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:28 PM
lol, wouldn't say that at all. Especially considering you can make your own kickass axes and then shred the hell out of them. That's uber pwnage my friend. ;)
you outshred me bro lol

dead-fish
06-03-2007, 03:28 PM
Which is still the price of a new guitar :p:

Anyway, what amp do you guys recommend for a 7 string? My **** Rage 158 can't handle the low end...

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 03:28 PM
It doesnt seem terribly bad but i reckon either a RG7321 or schecter Damien/blackjack 7 is the perfect introduction for those dabbling in the 7 string world...

Agreed, while the Harley Benton's a quick solution, you'd be better off with a more solid guitar like an RG7321. But remember to try before you buy! I was very lucky to have mine play so well without trying it first!

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:29 PM
Which is still the price of a new guitar :p:

Anyway, what amp do you guys recommend for a 7 string? My **** Rage 158 can't handle the low end...


i love my mesa nomad for 7 strings tones

engls are awesome too!

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 03:29 PM
you outshred me bro lol

your not the only one he outshreds me as well :(

dead-fish
06-03-2007, 03:31 PM
i love my mesa nomad for 7 strings tones

engls are awesome too!

Oh, I forgot, I'm dirt poor, and you know about all them really awesome brands? Like Mesa and stuff like that? We don't get them :( at all :( :( not even used :( :( :(

So something cheaper, por favor (no abla spanish...)

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 03:31 PM
i love my mesa nomad for 7 strings tones

engls are awesome too!

Yeah, my friend uses an Engl Fireball with his C7 Hellraiser, and with the (slightly) extended range and how well the amp handles the low end, it sounds really great!

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 03:31 PM
Which is still the price of a new guitar :p:

Anyway, what amp do you guys recommend for a 7 string? My **** Rage 158 can't handle the low end...

Ive heard very good things regarding the Ashdown Fallen Angel combo's for 7 string chunk. Some guys i know off the seven string forum swear by them.

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:32 PM
hmm, how about somthing like a tech 21?

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 03:34 PM
hmm, how about somthing like a tech 21?

I've never actually tried one of them....

Comparisons?

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:35 PM
theyre ncie transistor amps :)

or try an engl e350 pre with a cheap combo?

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 03:36 PM
theyre ncie transistor amps :)

or try an engl e350 pre with a cheap combo?

I've always wondered if there was a nice solid-state amp :P.

By the way, awesome thread, looks like it's pretty popular!

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:36 PM
thanks!

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 03:37 PM
theyre ncie transistor amps :)

or try an engl e350 pre with a cheap combo?

My other guitarist in my band actually just got one of those the other day, says it sound absolutely brutal with his Schecter c-7 Blackjack.

dead-fish
06-03-2007, 03:37 PM
hmm, how about somthing like a tech 21?

Don't know that one...

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:37 PM
srsly? how much like a powerball?
theyrre pretty cheap

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 03:38 PM
^i dont think he's played a powerball, no'r have i heard it yet. Will post full review when i get to play about with it.

Yeah thanks to Godofshred for this thread finally coming to fruition, lets hope we can get in touch with a mod at some point and get it stickied

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:39 PM
ill pm a few i know ;)

dream-thief
06-03-2007, 03:39 PM
^^ hopeful but it should

godofshred
06-03-2007, 03:42 PM
at near 6 pages in a couple of hours, it should!

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 03:43 PM
at near 6 pages in a couple of hours, it should!

Exactly, it hasn't done badly!

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 03:44 PM
It will severely clear up the EG forum in a matter of weeks from all the random 7 string related threads...

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 03:49 PM
I'm really dying for an S7320 now. Which 7's are you guys really GASing for? I really want to try out a KXK, which is a pity cause I didn't have enough money for the superstrat offer they had a couple of months ago.

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 03:56 PM
Lol, i have serious GAS for either an Abyss custom PRS/Les paul styled guitar or a S7420FM like i already said...
Ibby (http://www.ibanezregister.com/images/images-s/S7420FM%20full.jpg)

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 03:58 PM
Lol, i have serious GAS for either an Abyss custom PRS/Les paul styled guitar or a S7420FM like i already said...
Ibby (http://www.ibanezregister.com/images/images-s/S7420FM%20full.jpg)

Yeah, I've always liked the S7420's, if only they had ZR's!

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 03:59 PM
Yeah, I've always liked the S7420's, if only they had ZR's!

Well apparently the ZR 7's might be made available soon as a custom order part ;)
Hopefully in black :liplick:

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 04:00 PM
Well apparently the ZR 7's might be made available soon as a custom order part ;)
Hopefully in black :liplick:

I don't care if they come in bright pink, I WILL have a 7 string S with one on!

hmmm_de_hum
06-03-2007, 04:01 PM
Bright pink = 80'S SHRED FTW!!!!

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 04:03 PM
Bright pink = 80'S SHRED FTW!!!!

Damnit, I knew there was something wrong with my post!

godofshred
06-03-2007, 04:09 PM
I'm really dying for an S7320 now. Which 7's are you guys really GASing for? I really want to try out a KXK, which is a pity cause I didn't have enough money for the superstrat offer they had a couple of months ago.


i wish to own
universe
rg xl

thats it tbh
and a used lacs

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 04:12 PM
i wish to own
universe
rg xl

thats it tbh
and a used lacs

I wouldn't mind owning an XL, just to get that really tight low end!

godofshred
06-03-2007, 04:14 PM
try stringing with 10-59

changed my tone a **** load.

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 04:17 PM
I'm really dying for a 59, cause I'm currently using a 56, and it's nowhere near as tight as I want it to be, and I'm just hoping that a 59 is!

Erock503
06-03-2007, 04:17 PM
Erock fantastic playing in that clip
thanks man, sorry didn't see this before :cheers:
There's talk on the seven string forum of a company coming out with 7 string strats and teles, so perhaps look into that? And yeah, it can be annoying, just means we all have to buy more 7 strings! ;)
That would be pretty interesting to have a 7 string tele or strat. Haha, can just imagine the old blues guys turning over in their grave. 7 string tele woud be a sick jazz instrument though.
i love my mesa nomad for 7 strings tones

engls are awesome too!
yeah, the Mark IV sounds awesome with the lower registers too. That tight agressive tone just gets meaner. The Framus Cobra I have to say also sounds pretty great with 7 strings, just thick as hell, but still can retain clarity for that punch.

godofshred
06-03-2007, 04:18 PM
well i used 54 and its a HUGE diff
i mean, the tone on the B is BRIGHT! :o:

godofshred
06-03-2007, 04:33 PM
seems i have jsut enough for a nailbomb..hmm :P:

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 04:34 PM
seems i have jsut enough for a nailbomb..hmm :P:

Oh man, you should so easily get that, and then post clips for us all!

godofshred
06-03-2007, 04:35 PM
i have enough for my sm57 and nailbomb lol

aaaaaaace.

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 04:36 PM
i have enough for my sm57 and nailbomb lol

aaaaaaace.

I have a fiver :).

Erock503
06-03-2007, 04:36 PM
i have enough for my sm57 and nailbomb lol

aaaaaaace.
niceeeeee! :headbang:

godofshred
06-03-2007, 04:37 PM
I have a fiver :).

£200 cash :p:

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 04:42 PM
And then you'll have even more after you sell that cab...

Ugh. I hate it when people have money! ;)

godofshred
06-03-2007, 04:43 PM
£150 for the cab, any takers?

when i sell that ill get the cold sweat ;)

MetalHead_AP
06-03-2007, 06:42 PM
What do you guys think of the Agile Interceptor 7 Pro 25? It could be my next guitar. :D

Punk_Ninja
06-03-2007, 07:08 PM
Don't own one at the mo but I'm so getting one, most likely the ibanez RG7321, i cant afford much.

maidenfan12
06-03-2007, 07:15 PM
Don't own one at the mo but I'm so getting one, most likely the ibanez RG7321, i cant afford much.

You'll be very happy with a 7321, they're great guitars at an affordable price. Awesome necks on them too!

lespaulrocks39
06-03-2007, 07:36 PM
Have any of you guys played the Jeff Loomis sig model?

I was thinking about getting that or a rg1527, but I'm probably going to stick with 6 strings, considering I don't have big enough hands for 7 strings....or at least that's how I felt after playing a schecter C7.

One Way Ticket
06-03-2007, 07:37 PM
Ummm. Future EBMM JP7 owner?

ExplorerFreak
06-03-2007, 08:14 PM
If I buy a seven, I won't abandon my sixes, will I?

Kestral
06-03-2007, 09:00 PM
I really want a 7 string now. I have always complained that most guitars feel to small in my hands and seem small comapred to me overall( im at least 6 foot) and the awkwardness of the spacing that comes from be being a Bass player originally is a bit awkward.

C-7 Hellraiser here i come!

Ippon
06-03-2007, 09:03 PM
If I buy a seven, I won't abandon my sixes, will I?
Nah ... here's my MIJ 1999 RG7620, which I bought in Nara, Japan last Summer. It used to be a Deep Red but it's now a very glossy Black. It came with a very nice HSC. :)

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/JudokaUSA/rg7620-08.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/JudokaUSA/rg7620-02.jpg

Wide, very thin neck ... if you're used to 50s-style Gibsons.

:cheers:

oldirtyredhed
06-03-2007, 10:12 PM
whats a good 7 string in the $600 price range that is readily available at guitar center and i was about to pick up another 6 string but why when you can have 7 :D :cool:

how would the rg7321 with a new bridge pickup be?

oh and this idea came to me just now because of you guys :o

hmmm_de_hum
06-04-2007, 07:50 AM
I'm really dying for a 59, cause I'm currently using a 56, and it's nowhere near as tight as I want it to be, and I'm just hoping that a 59 is!

59's, 56's WTF?? n00bs, be a man and string it with a 62, then you'll notice some more bollocks to your sound ;)

I found the strings under 60 gauge got a bit flabby around the bass frequencies, it may be due to my scale length but all i know is that it's so much more easier to riff on and sound 10x better.

Ummm. Future EBMM JP7 owner?
I love you :(

Thats another guitar i crave for.....EBMM JP7 in white, fully loaded with piezos

maidenfan12
06-04-2007, 08:55 AM
59's, 56's WTF?? n00bs, be a man and string it with a 62, then you'll notice some more bollocks to your sound ;)

I really want to, I just don't want to buy the string and then not have it fit in the tuning peg ;).

hmmm_de_hum
06-04-2007, 09:09 AM
What ive seen guys do on the SS forum is unravel the string end near the actual tuning peg, you would be absolutely ****ed if you broke it while playing live but its a way of getting more tone and not replacing the peg. Unfortunately i can only find 62 gauge where i live, im searching for a 60 to try one out and compare.

oldirtyredhed
06-04-2007, 10:14 AM
quick bump for my ?

hmmm_de_hum
06-04-2007, 10:42 AM
quick bump for my ?

Oh yeah sorry man, completely missed your post there.

Ok $600 relates to about £300 or so in the UK, well Schecter C-7 blackjacks go for $599 if i remember correctly on musiciansfriend... erm yeah the RG7321 is always a decent possiblity. I would say if you're happy with a slightly thicker neck, but a lot more bollocks in tone with the schecter then go for the blackjack (or even the Damien 7, if thats your thing)

The RG is still a nice guitar, dont get me wrong... pickup swap for something like a dimarzio D-sonic, or the new Duncan active 7 string pickups they just released. You could have a capable machine on your hands there, both have a 5 way switch so you can enjoy the clean sounds as well.

MarleyBo
06-04-2007, 11:04 AM
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u90/CBROENNER/P1000066.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u90/CBROENNER/P1000064.jpg

codybcool
06-04-2007, 12:10 PM
Is that a Trivium sticker?? Very nice lookin ESP btw.

maidenfan12
06-04-2007, 12:12 PM
I bet that cost a pretty penny.

dead-fish
06-04-2007, 12:33 PM
If I buy a seven, I won't abandon my sixes, will I?

Yes, you will :devil:

Not really, but chances are that they will feel very toy-ish after playing a 7 string.

Oldirtyredhed, the 7321 is a great buy. A pickup change will do you good, although keep in mind that the stocks are wired to have split coils on both the neck and bridge, as well as parallel on the neck.

Calum_Barrow
06-04-2007, 01:06 PM
grr, i can get te action on my rg SUPER low, but the bar play is crap. but with decent action i get full pull. damnit! lol
I can't be arsed reading though like 7 pages of stuff I'm not really interested in, so someone may have said this already.

You can always shim the neck which will then allow you to have the bridge higher so you can get a good pull up (extra height over the cavity) while still having really low action.

Erock503
06-04-2007, 01:09 PM
yep, good idea if you have a bolt on.

godofshred
06-04-2007, 01:11 PM
cheers calum.

MarleyBo
06-04-2007, 01:12 PM
Actually, that is the Japanese God Of War symbol. Trivium just ripped it off. I have a Samurai sword with that symbol up and down the scabbard and always loved the look of it so I thought it would be cool to add it to a Japanese axe.

godofshred
06-04-2007, 01:14 PM
If I buy a seven, I won't abandon my sixes, will I?
hopefully :p:

MESAexplorer
06-04-2007, 05:04 PM
This thread rules all.

7 > 6

End of story.

maidenfan12
06-04-2007, 05:05 PM
This thread rules all.

7 > 6

End of story.

Truer words have never been spoken.

godofshred
06-04-2007, 05:10 PM
This thread rules all.

7 > 6

End of story.

:headbang:

MESAexplorer
06-04-2007, 05:13 PM
Hey, how do I make the HTML code for my sig??

I want a link to this forum with it saying 7 > 6 end of story

godofshred
06-04-2007, 05:27 PM
haha


hyperlink in the sig. . options.

power freak
06-04-2007, 05:51 PM
I think it's time this thread had some class:

http://www.joegamble.com/bakerincase.jpg
http://www.kollguitars.com/upload_images/1110154868.jpg
http://www.gusguitars.com/modelpics/gpic3.jpg
http://www.themusiczoo.com/BuckyAntBurstxn090full2.jpg

:cheers:

maidenfan12
06-04-2007, 05:53 PM
7 string jazzboxes are so beautiful!

Erock503
06-04-2007, 05:53 PM
^^:o

:down:

whatup PF, nice seeing ya man! nice axe too! I take it the first one is yours?

kanamvar32
06-04-2007, 06:32 PM
hurray a 7 stringer group! time for me to join!!

Now time for pics, description is in the sig:

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p102/kanamvar32/Guitar%20Gear/CIMG0246.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p102/kanamvar32/Guitar%20Gear/CIMG0244.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p102/kanamvar32/Guitar%20Gear/CIMG0242.jpg

I love my 7 but I won't get rid of my 6s, they just do different things. That said, I still want another 7 :)

maidenfan12
06-04-2007, 06:39 PM
:( Too many people have amazing looking sevens! :(

One Way Ticket
06-04-2007, 08:15 PM
I love you :(

Thats another guitar i crave for.....EBMM JP7 in white, fully loaded with piezos
There was one of those on the bay last week. I personally want a fully loaded Mystic Dream. But this wont happy for about another year.

melchia
06-04-2007, 08:52 PM
i recently got myself a spankin new RG7321 and i LOVE it......the stock pickups are not bad and i didnt have to break the bank to get one......i have sworn off 6 strings for good after the subsonic assault the rg has given to my sound.......im currently saving for a black Hellraiser 7

oldirtyredhed
06-04-2007, 09:20 PM
Oh yeah sorry man, completely missed your post there.

Ok $600 relates to about £300 or so in the UK, well Schecter C-7 blackjacks go for $599 if i remember correctly on musiciansfriend... erm yeah the RG7321 is always a decent possiblity. I would say if you're happy with a slightly thicker neck, but a lot more bollocks in tone with the schecter then go for the blackjack (or even the Damien 7, if thats your thing)

The RG is still a nice guitar, dont get me wrong... pickup swap for something like a dimarzio D-sonic, or the new Duncan active 7 string pickups they just released. You could have a capable machine on your hands there, both have a 5 way switch so you can enjoy the clean sounds as well.


alright sounds good ill check out both i know guitar center had a damien 7 and a 7321 but im not sure about the blackjack but really all they carry is schecter so they probally do have it

also how is that rack setup you got? what kind of sounds you get out of it?

power freak
06-05-2007, 05:36 AM
^^:o

:down:

whatup PF, nice seeing ya man! nice axe too! I take it the first one is yours?
I wish! I'd love to own a baker... Or a seven string... So both in one package would be great. :p:

That one is for sale on another forum though, $3000 exluding shipping charges and paypal fees... I don't have that kind of cash. :(



:cheers:

godofshred
06-05-2007, 07:34 AM
I think it's time this thread had some class:

http://www.joegamble.com/bakerincase.jpg
http://www.kollguitars.com/upload_images/1110154868.jpg
http://www.gusguitars.com/modelpics/gpic3.jpg
http://www.themusiczoo.com/BuckyAntBurstxn090full2.jpg

:cheers:



lewis my man, how doth it be hangingst?
like the thread?

hmmm_de_hum
06-05-2007, 01:04 PM
alright sounds good ill check out both i know guitar center had a damien 7 and a 7321 but im not sure about the blackjack but really all they carry is schecter so they probally do have it

also how is that rack setup you got? what kind of sounds you get out of it?

Oh god i love my sound now, ive spent a good 3 or 4 hours tweaking my midi changable presets. I use an SS Rocktron Chameleon from the mid 90's and a peavey classic 50/50 all tube power amp.....its loud as hell and its all channeled through my Framus 2x12 which should arrive soon. I love the versatility of an SS preamp cobined with a tube power amp, retaining the integrity and solid sound of a solid state with the warmth of a tube power section.

It's all controlled via a Rocktron Midi mate and expression pedal. I think ive managed to get a perfect chorus/delay laden early dream theater clean sound, and a more mid range, crunchy rhythm tone.....more of a Scenes from a memory kinda sound. :) I have in total 8 custom presets with different degree of gain and effects.

I just cant seem to get over the uber amount of versatility you can get from a rack setup, i dont think i can go back to a conventional head+cab or combo.


Edit - i have been really considering a Custom carvin pretty much to those specs for a long time now, the main thing that worries me in general is my unfamiliarity with Carvin construction in general. But congrats though its a beaut' :cheers:

Oh and PF those jazzboxes are fantastic, i played one a long time ago and it was just heavenly, the single neck pickup on those sound absolutely fantastic when compared to a conventional neck pickup for some reason...?

oldirtyredhed
06-05-2007, 07:03 PM
that set up is pretty cheap to eh? used i mean

dann_blood
06-05-2007, 08:15 PM
Hey guys, im looking for my first 7 string, under 500 Australian Dollars, preferably under 400, before I buy a JP sig model, anyway, this (http://www.rondomusic.net/interceptor.html) was my first choice, but looks like its in US dollars and isnt delivered to Australia.

godofshred
06-06-2007, 05:22 AM
try an ibanez 7321 if yu cant get the intercepter shipped by somone in america?



and a big thanks to xifr for changing the title! :)

godofshred
06-06-2007, 06:04 AM
7 STRING NOOBS

feel like your going in at the deep end?
well, its only 3 tones deeper;)

do here are some cheap 7's to get you started if you dont wanna spend a lot

ibanez rg7321 - hardtail, basswood, great neck and easy to play, £250ish

schecter omen 7- Basswood Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, 24 Frets, Scale 25,5", TOM Bridge, String thru Body, 2 Schecter Alnico Humbucker Pickups, Color Gloss Black £250

the schecter has the tune o and the ibanez, a hardtail strat type bridge, i prefer hte ibby due to the smaller neck.


more to come later..

rockr09
06-06-2007, 06:05 AM
I'm wanting to get a 7-string. My local shop is closing down and I figure that they might cut me a deal so.... is a Schecter Omen-7 any good?

godofshred
06-06-2007, 06:07 AM
read up
the schecters are great! but you will need new pups for a better sound, and the necks are thick, but still comfortable!

ill be doing a quick write up of all the low price 7's soon

then after that, the £500 +range

rockr09
06-06-2007, 06:20 AM
Yeah I was just reading through and saw that.... but I like thickish necks cause my hands are kinda big. How big are they usually tho? On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being a gibson neck and 1 being a wizard neck, how would Schecter necks score?

godofshred
06-06-2007, 06:27 AM
hmm, about a 6/7
theyre fairly thick, but have a comfortable profile that means they dont feel as thick as they look

whats yur budget? hellraisers rock if you like thickernecks, and have mahogany with EMG's
but theyre a lot more.

dann_blood
06-06-2007, 06:30 AM
Thanks alot godofshred. Ill be browsing for a fair while, a month or two before I decide the best one, so any help is great.

godofshred
06-06-2007, 06:31 AM
no problem

if yyou need any 7 stirng help, post here!

keep this thread alive.

rockr09
06-06-2007, 06:32 AM
umm, I dont really have a budget, Im hoping that my mom will realize how good of a deal it is and will get it for me, which I will pay her back soon, cause i'm about to get a job.
And if the necks about a 6/7 then its perfect for me. Thin necks like those of Ibanez's make my hands cramp.

godofshred
06-06-2007, 06:33 AM
well what specs do you look for?
trem, pickups, tone, feel, looks etc.

dann_blood
06-06-2007, 06:45 AM
Heh, dont think I could get the interceptor shipped to Australia. Ill have to ask around at all the music stores.
Im gunna ask my guitar tutor about it because he knows all the shops in Sydney and ill be going there in around 4 weeks so I could pick up a guitar there.

rockr09
06-06-2007, 07:14 AM
I would like a trem, but since im on a budget, and that I really want to try out a 7 string first, I'll think I'll get the Omen.
And I really want it cause Glass Prison just sounds so awesome.

de.sandman
06-06-2007, 07:44 AM
to seven or not to seven? that is the question.....wow it rhymed! go me. :p:

so yea, that is my question. Ive been playing my 6 for about 2 years now, its gotten by so and so. Ive always been facinated by the 7, but ive wondered, the lot of us do leads/solos on the bottom (highest? well the thin ones!) strings. so...whats a low B gonna do to the solos? nothing.... right?
PLus, i cant shred...yet, am working on it, still suck tho. And most bands i know who use 7 strings (except korn) are shredders or at least fast, lot faster than i am. So i wouldnt be able to use the 7 to its greatest potential.
Oh, and im asian and im 17. :p: i got small hands! :(

so.
to seven or not to seven? that is the question...
-Jon

codybcool
06-06-2007, 08:00 AM
to seven or not to seven? that is the question.....wow it rhymed! go me. :p:

so yea, that is my question. Ive been playing my 6 for about 2 years now, its gotten by so and so. Ive always been facinated by the 7, but ive wondered, the lot of us do leads/solos on the bottom (highest? well the thin ones!) strings. so...whats a low B gonna do to the solos? nothing.... right?
PLus, i cant shred...yet, am working on it, still suck tho. And most bands i know who use 7 strings (except korn) are shredders or at least fast, lot faster than i am. So i wouldnt be able to use the 7 to its greatest potential.
Oh, and im asian and im 17. :p: i got small hands! :(

so.
to seven or not to seven? that is the question...
-Jon

It's not about how fast you can play, a low B string creates a wall of sound since it's 5 semitones lower than the E, it is immense. Plus, it opens up a whole new world of sweeping and cool runs. You don't have to be fast to make a seven sound good, look at Stephen Carpenter from Deftones. Although, being able to play fast does make way for cool opportunities.

I would quite like a seven, but I need to buy myself a car instead :mad:

hmmm_de_hum
06-06-2007, 08:41 AM
Yeah the low B can be used in a number of ways, it can help you create those bit thick riffs from bands like Deftones, fear factory and dream theater. You can use it to add to those big shred runs that cover the entire length of the fretboard, something i like to do though is to utilize the B for weird chord structures, it helps to create different chords that would normally be inacessable or very hard to maneuver on a regular 6.

de.sandman
06-06-2007, 08:59 AM
Darn shredders using sevens, making me feel unworthy. :p: joking

I might consider the 7 then. But first, do introduce me to some more bands using sevens with songs which are pretty 'playable' (will check out the ones posted) :p:
Am into the modern rock/metalcore/metal scene.
I know a guy selling his 7, but its an ibanez GRX720BK.
Alder body, strat style tremolo, 22 frets., RG style body. Going for about 150$-200$ US.
I deffinately can negotiate a lower price, but ive heard around here that the G series are the lower end ones. Gio. worth it?

Oh, and humm de hum, how much was yours? it looks gooooooood.... :cool:

hmmm_de_hum
06-06-2007, 09:14 AM
Yeah the S7320 cost me £600 with case due to lack of them in the country at the time (3 in the UK at the time :p: ) But they normally retail at about £450 which i think is roughly $900 or so in USD, don't hold me to that though.

The Gio really isn't that bad if you're only dabbling into 7 strings, i would say either get used to playing one or buy a low end one like that, it isn't too bad with the Alder body.. a pickup swap could make it into a respectable guitar. I mean for $150-200 you cant expect much but then again it is like half the price of the RG7321, and you may unfortunately discover that you just cant gel naturally to a 7 stringer.

Edit - Oh and to olddirtyredhed, buying used rack gear is so much more efficent than forking out for it all brand new. I bought used due to it all being discontinued, but i still get some fantastic 80's/90's progressive metal tones from it, which suits me perfectly. I think that it total i have only spent £400 in total on my preamp and power amp roughly.

Ulrik
06-06-2007, 09:53 AM
how about a formal or informal review of the differences between the body wood?

Mahogany X Basswood - same pups, same amp

59 X 62 (a buddy prefers the 62!)

pros and cons of the various trems

which pups for certain tones/genres

:cheers:

Erock503
06-06-2007, 10:08 AM
Yeah I was just reading through and saw that.... but I like thickish necks cause my hands are kinda big. How big are they usually tho? On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being a gibson neck and 1 being a wizard neck, how would Schecter necks score?
personally, I think the Schecter C-7 HR neck feels very thin for a 7. It feels thinner than my older C-1 FR 6 string tbh. I took a pic of the neck profile for another guy a while ago. You can see it in relation to those cheap $12 stands that are in every music store. pic (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/Erock503/Schecter%20C-7%20Hellraiser/IMG_0228.jpg?t=1181138749)

godofshred
06-06-2007, 11:13 AM
back from school bitches.

who needs what?

spine2600
06-06-2007, 12:44 PM
Yeah the S7320 cost me £600 with case due to lack of them in the country at the time (3 in the UK at the time :p: ) But they normally retail at about £450 which i think is roughly $900 or so in USD, don't hold me to that though.

They retail for $700 in the US.

hmmm_de_hum
06-06-2007, 01:00 PM
Yeah i just made an estimate based upon the exchange rate thats all

godofshred
06-06-2007, 01:44 PM
damn americans getting guitars cheaper

want an laney/blackmachine/orange?
yeah
well suck my brittish balls












i left marshall out for a reason there

Erock503
06-06-2007, 03:48 PM
we lose on Marshall, ENGL, Framus, etc... don't feel too bad Nick. That and the US dollar being in the toilet.

godofshred
06-06-2007, 03:53 PM
so ive got my mitts on an rg1527 prestige and ill give you all a lil insight.


specs:
7 Strings

5piece Ultra Maple/Wenge neck
Basswood Body
24 Jumbo frets
Rosewood Finger Board
Edge Pro 7 bridge
IBZ V77 humbucking neck pickup
IBZ V87 humbucking bridge pickup
Pearl Dot Inlay
Includes an Ibanez hardcase

first impression
****in ace, had it about a week today!
the neck is to DIE for, satin smooth and fasy and fast to play on. the fretboard is prefectly conditioned and the fretowrk is top notch.
Edge pro bridge is incredible, never goes out of tune, feels good to palm and easy to use.
the pickups are great for stock, liveable but nothing amazing. going to be replaced with bkp's very soon.
the finish is royal blue with sparkle in it, VERY high gloss, but i fid the finish prove to chipping..but okay if your not a twat.

it came strung with 9-54, but REALLY opened up when i put 10-59 on her, and the case is LUSH

guitar cost me £440 and is amazing, pics soon, feel free to ask me.

maidenfan12
06-06-2007, 04:36 PM
£440?!!? Where from?

rockr09
06-06-2007, 05:15 PM
Wow, I went and tried out the Omen-7 today, it was awesome, I only got to play it unplugged, but it played amazingly. The neck was perfect, and the action was super low and fast.
My mom said I could get it friday, so I'm about to be a 7-stringer I guess.
Although the strings didn't feel big enough for me, I'm guessing the B string was around a .54, and thats the normal for the low E on my 6 string, so I will get some bigger gauge strings first. Do they sell strings in packs of 7 or will I have to buy the 7th string seperately?

Shor-T Zero
06-06-2007, 05:34 PM
they have 7 string sets, just look around at your local shop. There's a Korn signature string set, etc.

And yes, I can officially say I'm in the 7 string legion, because I have a Schecter Revenger 7 (diamond series). I've had it for about a year, I just never knew that there was a 7 string forum, lol. But yeah, its pretty bad ass, I'll post a pic. up soon.

As far as it goes, its a really nice guitar, good paint job, etc. Its like a snow or speckle (I think its snow though) white color, silver hardware, and black tuners. Reverse headstock on it too. It's got one tuner for the 7th on one side, then the other 6 on the other. It's really nice, except two problems.

1) The top horn of the guitar can bust open your mouth if your not careful :eek: hasn't happened to me yet, but ya never know... *knocks on wood* :D

2) The stock pickups in here aren't really cutting it...I'm hoping to get some new pickups...I was thinking either Air Norton's, the Blaze pickups, or maybe Invader 7's...I'm still looking though. Any suggestions? I play hard rock, rock, metal, and sometimes do a little jazz or something funky on it. But mostly the first 3 genres though. If you need bands, let's say Korn, Flaw, Crossfade (anyone know what tuning he uses, I know he uses a 7 string).


btw, most everyone knows this, but if you are looking into getting either a baritone or a 7-string, get a 7...not just cause this is a biased board, but it makes for an uber easy to tune "ghetto baritone", as my friend so appropriately dubbed it...but yeah, 7 strings rule...but I think it'll be a while before someone wants an 8-string guitar board...right?

rockr09
06-06-2007, 05:42 PM
What is the point of a baritone guitar exactly?
Also, I know if I get the Omen-7 that I'll probably want to replace the pickups. I want it for like John Petrucci, Metallica sounds and such.

Erock503
06-06-2007, 05:52 PM
hey that's something I forgot, are most 7 strings 26.5 scale? I know my C-7 is, I don't know about the other Schecters.

godofshred
06-06-2007, 05:53 PM
£440?!!? Where from?
soundcontrol, i know a guy ;) lol

and baritone can be tuned down, and also, standard tuning sounds and feels a lot tighter, they sound a bit deeper and tighter. if that makes sense?

godofshred
06-06-2007, 05:54 PM
hey that's something I forgot, are most 7 strings 26.5 scale? I know my C-7 is, I don't know about the other Schecters.

most are 25'5
some schecters are 26'5
some are even 27 or 28!

Erock503
06-06-2007, 05:54 PM
most are 25'5
some schecters are 26'5
some are even 27 or 28!
interesting, I'm really liking the 26.5 scale. Thanks man :cheers:

godofshred
06-06-2007, 05:57 PM
no problem
the 26'5 is awesome as the B is less muddy

Aziraphale
06-06-2007, 06:42 PM
True, my Schecter C-7 Blackjack has a 26.5" scale and with a 62 as the low B it sounds pretty damn tight :) Also, the longer scale makes it easier to do some faster runs at the highest frets. It took a little getting used to at first, esp. with a set of .10s on it, but after a few weeks my callouses got harder and those David Gilmourish bends aren't a problem anymore :)

I'll post pics sometime. Great thread btw!

lespaulrocks39
06-06-2007, 08:49 PM
Alright, so I had my heart set on either an esp m-II or an ibanez rg 20th, and just tuning down a whole step for metal, but I originally wanted a Schecter Jeff Loomis sig. I played a schecter c-7, and it felt alright, but awkward considering I have small hands.


Is it worth getting a 7 string, with it's main purpose to be a lead guitar? Or should I just stick with 6 strings, considering I don't really have large hands?

OR: Does playing a 7 string, but ignoring the seventh string, feel like playing a 6 string, as far as neck thickness and string spacing goes?

Thanks in advance.

JimmyTheRipper
06-06-2007, 09:53 PM
I got a Washburn WG587 a while back, and now all my six string guitars are pretty much collecting dust besides my acoustic, haha. Only thing I dislike is the thick neck the Washburn has, but besides that, it sounds pretty damn good imo, even with the stock pickups. I wish the Ibanez RG 7321 came in mahogany, I want the Ibanez thin neck but with mahogany, and without a trem. Anyone know anything as an alternative?

And Idk how some ppl use 56's on their 7 strings. My B string is a 72, the low E 56, etc.

necrophilic
06-06-2007, 10:28 PM
i own an eb/mm jp7.
the white sparkle finish looks yellowish..
it bought it second-hand for 220000 yen.
the shop said white sparkle is now in limited edition.
the case has this sickening scent.
if i have the money id replace it with a new one, mystic dream finish.

MESAexplorer
06-06-2007, 10:32 PM
I got a Washburn WG587 a while back, and now all my six string guitars are pretty much collecting dust besides my acoustic, haha. Only thing I dislike is the thick neck the Washburn has, but besides that, it sounds pretty damn good imo, even with the stock pickups. I wish the Ibanez RG 7321 came in mahogany, I want the Ibanez thin neck but with mahogany, and without a trem. Anyone know anything as an alternative?

And Idk how some ppl use 56's on their 7 strings. My B string is a 72, the low E 56, etc.

I have one of those washburns!

My B string was 104, Low E was 62

Shor-T Zero
06-06-2007, 10:35 PM
Alright, so I had my heart set on either an esp m-II or an ibanez rg 20th, and just tuning down a whole step for metal, but I originally wanted a Schecter Jeff Loomis sig. I played a schecter c-7, and it felt alright, but awkward considering I have small hands.


Is it worth getting a 7 string, with it's main purpose to be a lead guitar? Or should I just stick with 6 strings, considering I don't really have large hands?

OR: Does playing a 7 string, but ignoring the seventh string, feel like playing a 6 string, as far as neck thickness and string spacing goes?

Thanks in advance.


Let's see if I can answer this for ya. And I have sort of small hands, more likes stubby fingers actually.

Getting a 7th string, with main purpose as a lead guitar, is an ok idea. It shouldn't be too hard, and your bound to want to play in the lower parts...trust me, scales come out a lot better, feel better, and are just cooler looking on a 7 string...that b-string does wonders.

Playing a 7 string like a 6 string is a bit of a task, if I'm getting what your saying. By bit of a task, I mean about a day of getting used to. It really isn't that bad. Here is what I would look for when ya go get one.

Neck width (that's just obvious, but make sure its comfy)
Neck depth/thickness (will your hand feel tight in there, or will you be straining to make a single chord)
Quickness (can you move fast on it, or are you slow and struggling)

Those things will matter, so be sure to choose wisely. I know lots of people are happy with Ibanez 7 strings, and I personally would've wanted one too. And Schecters are pretty damn good, from what I know. My Revenger is a great guitar...great neck, fret width, and its about as thick as a regular guitar. Just find what ya want, but you're on the right track.

BTW, whoever was wondering about the scale length, some of them are the extreme lengths because someone (Stephen Carpenter of the Deftones) has a 7-string Baritone guitar...that's not a super low tuning, its just a longer scale of the fret board...leave it to him to do that. I've never played on one, so I couldn't tell ya how it is.

MESAexplorer
06-06-2007, 10:41 PM
Alright, so I had my heart set on either an esp m-II or an ibanez rg 20th, and just tuning down a whole step for metal, but I originally wanted a Schecter Jeff Loomis sig. I played a schecter c-7, and it felt alright, but awkward considering I have small hands.


Is it worth getting a 7 string, with it's main purpose to be a lead guitar? Or should I just stick with 6 strings, considering I don't really have large hands?

OR: Does playing a 7 string, but ignoring the seventh string, feel like playing a 6 string, as far as neck thickness and string spacing goes?

Thanks in advance.

The first real band I joined, the other guitarist only played 7 strings. To keep up without having to tune to B I bought a cheap washburn 7 string. After putting new strings on it and adjusting the action some I realized "My hands really aren't big enough for a 7 string". Well, I kept with it a few weeks because nothing was gonna stop they other guitarist from using one and eventually I got used to it.

You will get used to using a 7 string. For people with extremly tiny hands, I'd recommend a baritone, which would be more of a rhythm guitar; but if you want to play lead and have thick bold low chugging baby killing hell burning dead raising riffage...a 7 string is the way to go.

libskate44
06-06-2007, 10:43 PM
just curious
are there any uses for 7 strings other than metal?

MESAexplorer
06-06-2007, 10:46 PM
just curious
are there any uses for 7 strings other than metal?

I play my carvin in church. More octaves with less moving...or at least thats what Rusty Cooley says. Steve Vai plays a 7 string in The Audience is Listening, which isn't what I would call metal, more of a Jam style rock.

Its nothing more than an extended range. I'm sure most of us 7 stringers prefer them for metal because you have the thickness of detuning with the high strings for shredding.

lespaulrocks39
06-06-2007, 10:51 PM
I was just worried because I figured I would have a hard time making those judgements from just playing with it in a shop for a bit.

Would my marshall dsl100 sound tight with a 7 string, or would it get saggy? I've heard that 7 strings (for metal at least) sound much better through a rectifier.

Shor-T Zero
06-06-2007, 11:01 PM
I dunno, I couldn't tell ya for an amp. And MesaExplorer would be right about the 7 string usage. It takes times and practice, just like a regular guitar. As far as amps, it's all just experimenting...may have to uses a pedal to keep it from "sagging", if it sounds like that to ya.

MESAexplorer
06-06-2007, 11:02 PM
I was just worried because I figured I would have a hard time making those judgements from just playing with it in a shop for a bit.

Would my marshall dsl100 sound tight with a 7 string, or would it get saggy? I've heard that 7 strings (for metal at least) sound much better through a rectifier.

I've never played through one but to tighten up the low end I've always used a distortion stompbox with the gain really low, the EQ scooped, and the output cranked way up to liven up the distortion.

The only problem with that is when you change channels you have to dance around to turn off distortion and change the amp channel.

Erock503
06-06-2007, 11:10 PM
just curious
are there any uses for 7 strings other than metal?
haha, you must have missed Lewis's post
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=9463782&postcount=146

BTW, whoever was wondering about the scale length, some of them are the extreme lengths because someone (Stephen Carpenter of the Deftones) has a 7-string Baritone guitar...that's not a super low tuning, its just a longer scale of the fret board...leave it to him to do that. I've never played on one, so I couldn't tell ya how it is.
Actually, I've played the SC607B, my friend owned it, very cool guitar imo. It kind of felt like a hybrid between a bass and guitar. It's only 27" scale though, so that's not much longer than my Schecter.

Salvial
06-06-2007, 11:26 PM
Had my Schecter Omen 7 for a year today. Got it on 6/6/06 (completely by chance delivered from a guy on ebay). Love it, but the pickups are weak. I'm celebrating by fitting it with a blaze bridge as I think it would suit my style.

6DgOfInTb
06-07-2007, 12:12 AM
i have a 7-string...nobody's probably heard of it though. Its a 1994 or earlier LTD M-207, back when 200's used to be made with basswood :) It's got a licenced floyd rose, which is hit or miss. Some days, a slight bend will send it out of tune, other days, completely murdering it and it stays in tune. But it doesnt work for pulling up, everything gets way out. I got it used for like 300 bucks, i figured it was an okay deal and i was looking for a 7 that didnt completely suck. Its probably not so great compared to Ibanez, but it works for me.

Btw, I use my 7-string not really for metal (referring to a few posts up). I play a little metal i guess, but im not really into it a lot. I love having the extra range and new possibilities for chords.

Its an alright guitar..thinking of selling my halfstack (the crate gt1200h) to buy a used 30w tube or so, i really want a better sound.

MESAexplorer
06-07-2007, 12:24 AM
i have a 7-string...nobody's probably heard of it though. Its a 1994 or earlier LTD M-207, back when 200's used to be made with basswood :) It's got a licenced floyd rose, which is hit or miss. Some days, a slight bend will send it out of tune, other days, completely murdering it and it stays in tune. But it doesnt work for pulling up, everything gets way out. I got it used for like 300 bucks, i figured it was an okay deal and i was looking for a 7 that didnt completely suck. Its probably not so great compared to Ibanez, but it works for me.


One of my close freinds has an F-207 from back in the day. It was in horrible shape, I was considering buying it but he wanted too much for it.

hmmm_de_hum
06-07-2007, 03:13 AM
The M-2/307's are lovely guitars, they're really quite hard to come by these days in decent condition i've found. Have your considered ordering an OFR 7 for it...it may set you back a bit but i will be worth it if you like the old trem abuse.

To a couple of posts above.... baritone 7 strings are fantastic, ive played one of the LTD SC sig's and it was absolutely gorgeous... the neck took a few minutes to adjust to but it helps provide so much more definition to those fast riffs on the low strings. Saying that i couldn't see myself buying one, i'm happy with the 25.5' scale on my ibanez thankyouverymuch :p:

Tom Martin
06-07-2007, 05:21 AM
I used to have a 7 string. Sadly I'm a out and out 6 stringer now and I won't be going back to the dark side :p:

MESAexplorer
06-07-2007, 06:28 AM
I used to have a 7 string. Sadly I'm a out and out 6 stringer now and I won't be going back to the dark side :p:

LEAVE THIS THREAD NOW YOU EVIL DEMON!

Why don't you like 7 strings?

For a while when I was making the switch I played much slower on a 7 string and it was somewhat aggravating. I guess if metal isn't really your thing a 7 string would be harder to find good use for the Low B. A local guitarist who runs a store has always played classical guitar, when playing 7 or 8 string classicals he said he always tunes the lowest string a fifth down from what key he's playing in, or tunes it the same as the next lowest string for a chorus effect.

godofshred
06-07-2007, 06:55 AM
haha, the guys have kept this alive!

MESAexplorer. eric and hmmm_de_hum , i thank you.

hmmm_de_hum
06-07-2007, 07:37 AM
haha, the guys have kept this alive!

MESAexplorer. eric and hmmm_de_hum , i thank you.

^ :heart: :p:

We are a dying breed :( , we need to band together in order to overtake the world of conventional 6's.

But i must leave you guys for the next 5 days as i must partake in the annual download festival, im sure you guys can handle the barrage of questions we've gotten recently.

Will see you all on tuesday :wavey: :cheers:

Erock503
06-07-2007, 09:22 AM
haha, the guys have kept this alive!

MESAexplorer. eric and hmmm_de_hum , i thank you.
:cheers:
I think 7's are getting more popular as soloing/shredding is making a comeback. People want the brutal downtuned chug, yet still be able play leads on the same guitar, I know that's why I got my 7. :cool:

But i must leave you guys for the next 5 days as i must partake in the annual download festival, im sure you guys can handle the barrage of questions we've gotten recently.

Will see you all on tuesday :wavey: :cheers:
awesome man, have a great time! :headbang:

godofshred
06-07-2007, 11:20 AM
^ :heart: :p:

We are a dying breed :( , we need to band together in order to overtake the world of conventional 6's.

But i must leave you guys for the next 5 days as i must partake in the annual download festival, im sure you guys can handle the barrage of questions we've gotten recently.

Will see you all on tuesday :wavey: :cheers:


:heart: haha



and enjoy it buddy

so, eric, fancy giving us a rundown on that schexy schecter?

Erock503
06-07-2007, 12:13 PM
:heart: haha



and enjoy it buddy

so, eric, fancy giving us a rundown on that schexy schecter?
I'll give you a little rundown of the specs and my opinions.

CONSTRUCTION/SCALE:...............Set-Neck w/ Ultra Access /26.5”
BODY:...........................................Mahogany
NECK/FINGERBOARD:...................3-pc. Mahogany/ Rosewood
FRETS:..........................................24 X-Jumbo
INLAYS:.........................................Abalone “Gothic Cross”
PICKUPS:......................................EMG 707’s
ELECTRONICS:..............................Vol/Vol/Tone/3-way
BRIDGE:........................................TonePros TOM w/ thru-body
BINDING:........................................Black Pearl
TUNERS:.......................................Grover
HARDWARE:.................................Chrome
COLOR:.........................................Black Cherry (BCH)

Pros:
It's price is really around $699 new from any dealer in the US, which is a great deal imo. It's one of the best playing guitars I have, bar none. My friend sold his SC607B after playing my HR, and now he wants to get the Schecter, so it's not just my opinion. He's not convinced I didn't just get lucky however, lol.

the EMG707 are based on the EMG85, however I think they sound better. They have the output and fullness of the 85, without that woofy lowend, which instead stays articulate. I swapped an EMG81-7 in the bridge, but tbh, I'm kind of on the fence which I like better in the bridge. It's not the huge difference it is in the 6 string counterparts.

The quality is exceptional as far as body, neck and fretwork. No misaligned pieces or flaws in the finish. It has a nice radius for the 7 strings, and I really like the 26.5 scale, it keeps everything feeling tight and accurate in the lower registers. I'm also able to keep the action very low without fretbuzz. The strings also feel slightly wider spaced than my 6 strings, which actually makes skipping between strings a little easier imo.

The neck (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/Erock503/Schecter%20C-7%20Hellraiser/IMG_0229.jpg?t=1181232316) feels actually very thin imo for a 7 string. I was expecting more a bass style neck, but it's really thinner feeling than my C-1 FR. Very easy to move around on if you don't mind painted necks. The ultra access neck joint (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/Erock503/Schecter%20C-7%20Hellraiser/SchecterC-7Hellraiser113.jpg?t=1181232736) feels more like a neck thru than a set neck, it blends right into the body. The string through body design also helps to give the guitar some really nice sustain. That and the hardtail TonePros bridge give it great tuning stability too.

Cons:
No tremolo. That's my biggest complaint, although, it's actually nice to have a hardtail for some of those low chugging palm mutes. I do like being able to put very heavy strings on it too. I just miss my tremolo when I'm playing it. It kind of forces you not to rely on gimicky trem wanking though, so you have to write riffs to compensate, lol.

The Tonepros bridge (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/Erock503/Schecter%20C-7%20Hellraiser/IMG_0214.jpg?t=1181232395) on mine is beginning to fade considerably. The chrome has actually completely come off where I rest my hand. I don't know whether to blame that on Schecter or Tonepros though, it's definitely a tonepros unless it's a very good copy.

One more thing I don't like, but it isn't specific to this guitar. After you get used to playing a 7 string, it feels very awkward picking up a 6 string. The string spacing feels small, and the necks feel tiny. It just takes a little while to adjust again.

It's a HEAVY sumbitch. If you don't like heavy guitars, you won't like it. I use a bass strap for it actually, as it's more comfortable to stand and play that way. It is well balanced however, being the superstrat shape, so it's not neck heavy or anything. That makes it a little easier to hold, but it's still heavy.

If you don't like EMG's, this guitar isn't for you. It's routed for a battery already, and the pup cavities are larger than normal pickups AFAIK. I don't know anyone that produces a great active 7 string pup that has the same dimensions either.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/Erock503/Schecter%20C-7%20Hellraiser/SchecterC-7Hellraiser121.jpg?t=1181232470
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/Erock503/Schecter%20C-7%20Hellraiser/SchecterC-7Hellraiser138.jpg?t=1181232499
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/Erock503/Schecter%20C-7%20Hellraiser/SchecterC-7Hellraiser128.jpg?t=1181232539

godofshred
06-07-2007, 12:16 PM
excellent!!
gives me gas :( lol

dead-fish
06-07-2007, 02:12 PM
That is one sexy bitch you got there, erock.

ExplorerFreak
06-07-2007, 02:36 PM
I only have one aprehension towards getting a C-7 Hellraiser for my own...

I don't wanna abandon my sixes... :(

dead-fish
06-07-2007, 02:40 PM
What, for a guitar like this? That's like your wife being mad at you for cheating on her with Jessica Alba. She's bound to understand.

ExplorerFreak
06-07-2007, 02:43 PM
:haha :haha


I don't care about her feelings. I care about mine. :( lol

godofshred
06-07-2007, 03:16 PM
feelings
what are they, like the occasional groping she gives you while your watching the game?

Erock503
06-07-2007, 03:28 PM
That is one sexy bitch you got there, erock.
thanks man :cheers:

I only have one aprehension towards getting a C-7 Hellraiser for my own...

I don't wanna abandon my sixes... :(
you don't have to abandon them. After playing a month straight using only the 7, I picked up a 6 for some stuff I wanted to play, and it felt awkward at first. However, within an hour or so of playing, it felt normal again. That was the longest I've gone playing "only" a 7 string however, I usually only use it for specific things I want, so the transition is usually a lot more seamless.

kanamvar32
06-07-2007, 06:10 PM
What, for a guitar like this? That's like your wife being mad at you for cheating on her with Jessica Alba. She's bound to understand.

women won't understand but that doesn't mean your other guitars won't.

Shor-T Zero
06-07-2007, 06:29 PM
Hey, I've been trying to keep the board alive, lol. But here's my Schecter Revenger 7 <> series. Needs new pickups...these are ok, but I need a better sound...7 strings rock (I still use both 6 and 7 though, always will.)

Fresh delivery from eBay
http://a562.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/39/l_e8cda0205a1c035dabf2b9e54dbe3a41.jpg

Playing some riffs I've made up, had to do a pose
http://a538.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/48/l_82ace1b2a82a06ca894669f287ef9fd9.jpg

5 minutes later, playing some Korn...and this is a corny pic...no pun intended. ;)

http://a281.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/4/l_899d7e4c76fd4ab25e6ac7ef8ed8ffc8.jpg

EZLN libertad
06-07-2007, 11:00 PM
rg 1527 ftw!

got it at the house of guitars, out in rochester, if any of you know the place...

Silky Smooth
06-07-2007, 11:08 PM
I'm thinkin about picking up one of those cheap washburn 7 strings

only 200 bucks!

oldirtyredhed
06-08-2007, 12:44 AM
Do you guys think I should get a rg 7321 or a agile interceptor with the emgs or wait a couple more weeks and open my price range to more ibanezs, schecters, etc. right now I can also get a black jack c-7 which is pretty good by the specs anyone playing one? also i wouldnt be doing this unless john petrucci was alive and you guys of course! thanks for the help so far!

rockr09
06-08-2007, 04:21 AM
^John Petrucci is alive.....
Jk, I know its a typo, anyway....
I GOT IT!!
I got my first 7 string today, a Schecter Omen-7. Its an older model of it. This thing plays very well, and sounds better than my other guitars. It looks freakin awesome too. Well here are a bunch of pics.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n239/rockr09/IM000024.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n239/rockr09/IM000026.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n239/rockr09/IM000031.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n239/rockr09/IM000033.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n239/rockr09/IM000035.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n239/rockr09/IM000040.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n239/rockr09/IM000042.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n239/rockr09/IM000043.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n239/rockr09/IM000045.jpg

The crappy 3mp camera really hides the beauty of this guitar, but it looks awesome in real life. Also, are grover tuners standard on schecters?
What do you think?

Silky Smooth
06-08-2007, 04:23 AM
Wow looks GREAT man!!

dead-fish
06-08-2007, 10:37 AM
^^Those flash reflections seem so strategically placed :p:

It looks great :cheers:

oldirtyredhed, both the 7321 and the Blackjack are great guitars. Climbing even higher will get you RG 1527's, Hellraisers or the Stef Carpenter sig, and frankly, if it's your first 7 string, I would say it's better to start off with something a bit lower.
For that, your current options are great, and I would say that the 7321 is very much worth buying (or stealing, whatever side of the track you're on :p: ).

godofshred
06-08-2007, 11:19 AM
pics of my rg1527 with my rig anyone?
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/NiCkMiLnE/S5000288.jpg
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/NiCkMiLnE/S5000289.jpg
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/NiCkMiLnE/S5000292.jpg
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/NiCkMiLnE/S5000293.jpg
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/NiCkMiLnE/S5000295.jpg
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/NiCkMiLnE/S5000297.jpg
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/NiCkMiLnE/S5000298.jpg
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/NiCkMiLnE/S5000299.jpg
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/NiCkMiLnE/S5000302.jpg
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/NiCkMiLnE/S5000303.jpg




oh, and dead fish, my 1527 is my first
if you can afford to get a high end 7, DO IT!
the playability of them means you wont lose interest.

Shor-T Zero
06-08-2007, 12:49 PM
Nice Omen, RockR! Looks really cool, the blue looks good with it. I was thinking about getting one of those. My headstock for my schecter is cooler though, lol (points to pic.). And nice Ibanez, godofshred. I'm hoping I can someday get a really bad ass 7 string Ibanez...people might be against, but I think that Korn Apex 1 with the U-Bar tremelo is pretty koo...that, or one of the many 7's Ibanez has...thinking an S model, but I'm not exactly sure yet. BTW, is that an Edge tremelo kit there on the RG? Is Edge a good tremelo (I know its just Ibanez's self-made Floyd Rose style thing), cause I was wanting to get an Ibanez that had one (on the "forbidden to talk about on this board" Xiphos 6 string (gasp!) guitar) but I was wondering how it handled for a 7...and anyone know about EMG 7 string pickups, like if they are good and such?

dead-fish
06-08-2007, 12:55 PM
oh, and dead fish, my 1527 is my first
if you can afford to get a high end 7, DO IT!
the playability of them means you wont lose interest.

I figure that if he finds himself to be a 6 player and that 7 strings aren't his thing, that he won't have to shell out a lot of money on a guitar he will later not use as much. If he is confident that he will use it a lot, then hell, get a Vigier if you can afford it ;)

And I was always wondering, how is the trem on the 1527? It says it's an edge pro only for a 7 string, is it really the same quality?

MESAexplorer
06-08-2007, 01:01 PM
I'm thinkin about picking up one of those cheap washburn 7 strings

only 200 bucks!

The WG587 isn't very good. The other one though, with the offset dot inlays; I tried one out at guitar center the other day, it was pretty sweet.

The Randall V2 is a killer amp for 7 strings as well. I played a Schecter Hellraiser 7 through it...it was a highlight of my time in Richmond...well...TOOL was the highlight but that's obvious.

rockr09
06-08-2007, 01:31 PM
Nice Omen, RockR! Looks really cool, the blue looks good with it. I was thinking about getting one of those. My headstock for my schecter is cooler though, lol (points to pic.).

Only because yours is reversed......
What all other bands/guitarists are there that play 7 strings? No nu-metal please.

godofshred
06-08-2007, 01:49 PM
I figure that if he finds himself to be a 6 player and that 7 strings aren't his thing, that he won't have to shell out a lot of money on a guitar he will later not use as much. If he is confident that he will use it a lot, then hell, get a Vigier if you can afford it ;)

And I was always wondering, how is the trem on the 1527? It says it's an edge pro only for a 7 string, is it really the same quality?


lets say this, im a HEAVY trem abuser, vai x10 lol

and last time i tuned at all was last week....

Shor-T Zero
06-08-2007, 01:51 PM
heh, that's about it, lol. it was a joke mind you.

As far as bands, lemme see...I know Flaw uses 7 strings, I would consider them more hard rock than anything else...but that's me. Um, Deftones? That's kinda progressive...Steve Vai does. I think I saw somewhere that Herman Li of Dragonforce used a 7 string...no clue though, don't hold me to that. Crossfade uses 7 strings (don't know the tuning though, its something like Drop D, but the 7th string, I dunno what it does). I haven't really been on the lookout for specific bands that use 7 string guitars, but if there are any, then I'll post back here if I see it.

Erock503
06-08-2007, 02:04 PM
looks great guys, some nice 7's in this thread. :cheers:

Nick, the jealousy meter is rising you bastard. :peace:
why isn't the beast in that pic though! :confused:

godofshred
06-08-2007, 02:17 PM
haha, because it wont fit in!

and it gets moderated next week
(inspected by a judge so i get my final grade)
its marked at 94/95 atm :headbang:

MESAexplorer
06-08-2007, 02:22 PM
lets say this, im a HEAVY trem abuser, vai x10 lol

and last time i tuned at all was last week....

What strings do you use?

The elixers on my carvin hold their tune well, but not great. I just like how their plain strings don't rust.

godofshred
06-08-2007, 02:25 PM
i use d'addario 10-59
and have really sweaty mitts lol
i use lemon oil on the strings every time i put it away, jsut a DROP on a rag and wite the strings.

MESAexplorer
06-08-2007, 02:27 PM
i use d'addario 10-59
and have really sweaty mitts lol
i use lemon oil on the strings every time i put it away, jsut a DROP on a rag and wite the strings.

I think I'll just use a custom set. D'addario for the wound and elixer for the plain.

www.juststrings.com
Buy the sizes you like in bulk.

How do ernie balls hold up on trems?

godofshred
06-08-2007, 02:31 PM
ive not played ernies for 4 years ;)
i HATE them, they go out of tune, corrode and snap. eugh
d'addario!

MESAexplorer
06-08-2007, 02:33 PM
ive not played ernies for 4 years ;)
i HATE them, they go out of tune, corrode and snap. eugh
d'addario!


I've never played D'addarios.

I've always had Ernie wounds on my other guitars, they have a lot of punch and longevity.

godofshred
06-08-2007, 02:34 PM
not for me mate lol
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/NiCkMiLnE/raWr.jpg
rawking the 7, 6 strings look tiny on me! haha!

dead-fish
06-08-2007, 02:36 PM
What all other bands/guitarists are there that play 7 strings? No nu-metal please.

Dream Theater use them from time to time, Nevermore use them almost all the time (first 3 albums were with 6 strings), Morbid Angel, Behemoth, Strapping Young Lad, Meshuggah (8 strings actually), I know Matt Bellamy has a custom 7 string but I don't know if he uses it in Muse...

Shor-T Zero
06-08-2007, 02:36 PM
Anyone ever played on one of these? It's a Gibson Epiphone Korina 7-string V...no trem., gold hardware. Saw it on ebay.
http://www.volckmann.com/ebay/v7/V7-1b.jpg

Or this? A Dean, Dimebag's signature (RIP) shape, except a 7-string guitar
http://i10.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/a3/56/784a_0.JPG

They seem like good guitar. Very diff. shape from usual 7's...which is good to me, I'd like to have a 7 string V, Les Paul, or "Z" shape...That Uli 7 string is really odd...31 frets too...jeez. If I was f'ing good, then sure.
http://i16.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/a1/5f/0d79_12.JPG
Very odd...koo though, unique 7 strings are making they're way.

godofshred
06-08-2007, 02:37 PM
nice sigs everyone!

Shor-T Zero
06-08-2007, 02:40 PM
Thanks. Oh, and Unearth I think uses 7 strings. I figured that Dream Theater was a given, since they've been mentioned a few times on here. SV should've been one too. But yeah, that's all I know right now.