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Old 10-08-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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7 or 8 string

I've been looking for a new guitar to buy. I want either a 7 string or an 8 string. i found to schecter guitar

7 string: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Schecte...206-i1710265.gc

8 string: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Schecte...255-i1637191.gc

300 to 400$ is all i can afford really, so I wanted to know what you think would be best and if I would be getting the "bang for my buck", lol.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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It all comes down to one question:

Will you use the 8th string or know what you can and can't do with it?

Personally, I wouldn't get a Schecter Omen, I dislike the series entirely, but whatever.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:52 PM   #3
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i would definitely love to have an 8 string, because im pretty into those lower tunings (f#, A) but a 6 string is just not getting me anywhere with that, especially the one i have now.

the only reason i really chose those guitars were because of the prices. they seemed relatively good but i dont know what the quality is like for the price of the 8 string, because 8 strings are more expensive.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:58 PM   #4
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I've hit drop A# on a sixstring...with a 24.75 scale I might add...In Flames and hellyeah do it all the time, as does Stone Sour and Slipknot...

But, for you, an 8 might be useful, but I'd lean more into the 7 string range for #A
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:01 PM   #5
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For the price I think you can do better, you can find 007 elites used for $300 give or take $50 which are awesome.

Check these out too.
http://www.rondomusic.com/7string.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/8StringGuitars.html
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:02 PM   #6
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You don't necessarily need a an 8 string to tune low, what you need is a heavy gauge set of strings and having a guitar with an extra long scale length helps.

Example
https://yandasmusic.com/Guitar/Elec...KF/Default.aspx

Also, if you don't have an amp that can handle that kind of low end, then it doesn't matter what you get cause it won't sound good no matter what.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:05 PM   #7
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You don't necessarily need a an 8 string to tune low, what you need is a heavy gauge set of strings and having a guitar with an extra long scale length helps.


Honestly you dont even need a longer scale length. I got a AX 7221 *24.75" Scale 7 string* and with the stock 9-56 strings I have no problem going into drop A.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:43 PM   #8
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i have gotten to a# before (love playing in flames :] ), but A is a little too much for my guitar i guess

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For the price I think you can do better, you can find 007 elites used for $300 give or take $50 which are awesome.

Check these out too.
http://www.rondomusic.com/7string.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/8StringGuitars.html


that 007 elite looks cool but it is discontinued I wouldn't know where to look to buy one?
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:55 PM   #9
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That sucks, usually there are at least a few 007's on ebay.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:11 PM   #10
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oh well Agile septor 827 looks pretty cool from that websit :]
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:33 PM   #11
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If you do go 8, get this instead of that Schecter BS. http://www.rondomusic.com/septor827rncpnatmahog.html

This is a similarly high quality 7, if you're into the LP shape. http://www.rondomusic.com/al3010se727flatblk.html
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:47 PM   #12
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I've been looking for a new guitar to buy. I want either a 7 string or an 8 string. i found to schecter guitar

7 string: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Schecte...206-i1710265.gc

8 string: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Schecte...255-i1637191.gc

300 to 400$ is all i can afford really, so I wanted to know what you think would be best and if I would be getting the "bang for my buck", lol.

I'd go for a seven before an eight. EQing an eight well enough to distinguish the notes on the bottom string can be a little tough, whereas you can get away with bassier EQ's more easily in a seven. Besides that, you might have an easier time getting used to a seven string neck than an eight.

Ideally, try both out and get the better feeling, but don't feel obligated to get more strings under the assumption that you're getting more bang for your buck.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:10 AM   #13
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its not that more strings mean bang for my buck. I mean as in the quality of the guitar in general. and I have tried out 7 and 8 strings and i feel it would not be that hard for me to get used to an 8 string.
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