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Old Yesterday, 10:05 PM   #1
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7 string with small frets?

I figured this was the best place to get suggestions/help finding something I may have overlooked.

I'm looking for a 7 string with small frets. If anyone could help me out with finding one for under $500 it would be much appreciated! (Alot to ask I know).
I have a 6 string RG, but I'm looking to upgrade and am going with a 7 string. I was going to get another Ibanez until I played my brother in law's 6 string. It was a baritone with small-medium frets. I loved the way it felt, but I've been unable to find an affordable 7 that didn't have super-jumbos. I'm pretty open to anything, even if I don't like it, it's always fun to shop. I also thought about buying a neck, but the only 7 stringers I could find were Ibanez.

This is my first time posting so be kind!
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Old Yesterday, 11:00 PM   #2
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Most 7 strings, unfortunately, are build for shredders. Which means large or jumbo frets. I have the same issues finding a 7 with the more classic Gibsonesque styling I like.

What gear do you have and what are you playing with the 7 string?
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Old Yesterday, 11:16 PM   #3
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Truth be told I'm a total beginner. All I've got is a bedroom amp (line 6 spider 15)
Most the songs I'm learning/have learned to play are drop A, and drop B. 7 string just feels like the right move. Thanks for the response! Maybe in the future I can look into getting a Warmoth neck made..?

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Old Yesterday, 11:21 PM   #4
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If you just want to go low, you just might be better off with a baritone. LTD released a few this year. THough in your budget an Agile would be pretty good http://www.rondomusic.com/AL627flatblk.html

But seriously, upgrade your amp first. You can always put stupid heavy strings on any 6 string and drop tune.
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Old Yesterday, 11:41 PM   #5
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True. Agile is definitely something I'm considering. The 727 looks nice.
http://www.rondomusic.com/septorelt727ebwhite.html
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Old Yesterday, 11:48 PM   #6
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http://www.rondomusic.com/septorelite727ebemgwhite.html

http://www.rondomusic.com/septorelite728ebdncwhite.html

I would get one of these for the Hipshot bridge. One is a 27" scale with EMG 707s and the other is a 28" scale with SD Blackouts.

You should also save for a new amp, though.
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Old Yesterday, 11:54 PM   #7
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Just out of curiosity What's the opinion between the Ibanez RG8, and the Agile Septor 827?
Is one any better than the other?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ibanez-RG8-...=item43d04c6ee0

http://www.rondomusic.com/product4440.html
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Old Yesterday, 11:59 PM   #8
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http://www.rondomusic.com/septorelite727ebemgwhite.html

http://www.rondomusic.com/septorelite728ebdncwhite.html

I would get one of these for the Hipshot bridge. One is a 27" scale with EMG 707s and the other is a 28" scale with SD Blackouts.

You should also save for a new amp, though.


Agiles don't have Hipshots anymore. Old pics :/

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Just out of curiosity What's the opinion between the Ibanez RG8, and the Agile Septor 827?
Is one any better than the other?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ibanez-RG8-...=item43d04c6ee0

http://www.rondomusic.com/product4440.html


Agile is the better bang for the buck. But seriously you just jumped from 7 to 8 strings without trying either. I'd really look into what you want from a guitar and need musically. Like I said, if you just want to go low buy a baritone 6 string and drop tune it.
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Agiles don't have Hipshots anymore. Old pics :/



Agile is the better bang for the buck. But seriously you just jumped from 7 to 8 strings without trying either. I'd really look into what you want from a guitar and need musically. Like I said, if you just want to go low buy a baritone 6 string and drop tune it.



I'm not looking to get an 8 string(for now at least). Like I said I like to shop.
When I do get a new guitar it won't be in the next few days so I got time to choose.
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Old Today, 12:04 AM   #10
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Well, that... sucks.

And I agree with what you're saying. Time to step back and really take a hard look at what you want out of your instrument, Dead_Gardens. Probably have even more money by then.
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