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Old 07-16-2013, 07:53 AM   #1
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What guitar do I want?

It's not a mind reading game, I have an actual question.

But first, let's hear my story!
I was born [...] seven years ago I bought my first guitar, cheap classical (still works, though) [...] and then about two years ago, I bought a telecaster copy from guitarfetish.com [...] and recently I got interested in djent.

I didn't really bought it because of its look.
I thought (and I still think) it has the best sounding clean of all guitars.

Recently, (with the help of a Joyo Pocket Metal) I started playing a bit of djent.

It comes out nice, but nice is not enough.
I want something so ****in' hardcore it tears down my neighbors' walls.

No seriously, I'd like to buy a guitar more suited for djent, and I was searching for some cheap 7-strings, while I remembered that baritone guitars also exist.

Said that I like the idea of having just 6 strings better, do you guys feel that a 7-strings would give me any advantages over a 6-stings baritone?

Or should I just buy thicker strings and tune my guitar even lower (now it's in d standard, I have thin strings)?
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:39 AM   #2
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I say just get a seven string. it'll make your life easier in the long run.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:47 AM   #3
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I'll ask the standard question, what amp do you have?
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:50 AM   #4
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how many strings is up to you. I have 7s i have 6s but you are not me. I think the answer you seek is at Rondomusic.com . There you can get 6,7,8,9,10 strings. in fender scale 25-1/2,27,30 all kinds. So any guitar can be tuned to anything and play anything it is about the setup. And pickups help. djent likes mids so they lean on bareknuckle, dimarzio, and SD pups not so much the emgs. Playability wise a longer scale will have wider space between frets cuz the neck is longer, but a 7 will have a wider neck to get your hand around. If you couldn't tell i was in your shoes about a year ago, and have done a lot of reading and purchasing.

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

6 string baritone

http://www.rondomusic.com/product4275.html

Almost that same guitar with 7 strings but 25.5" scale
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:59 AM   #5
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Do you guys feel that a 7-strings would give me any advantages over a 6-stings baritone?

Or should I just buy thicker strings and tune my guitar even lower (now it's in d standard, I have thin strings)?



A longer neck would be beneficial for djent, it will keep your strings from being too slack and help give the tone that crazy attack you want.
A 7 string guitar would be good too though, you've got that extra string there if you want to shred solos and whatnot.
And then you can use your standard 6 for doing standard 6 shit and not have to worry about tuning all the time.

If I were you, I would look for a guitar that is a baritone scale and has 7 strings also.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:36 AM   #6
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I'll ask the standard question, what amp do you have?

**** this question...

I play through a Randall rg25rxm, which I am planning on replacing as soon as I have the money.

I just wanted some informations here, I am not really buying a new guitar anytime soon.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:46 AM   #7
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Just detune the guitar you have for now. Get the new amp, something nice (I know, whole new thread) maybe something with a tube or 2 if you can afford one. Then decide if you want a new guitar. Most of your sound comes from the amp, not the pickups and body material, if that makes sense.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:00 PM   #8
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It all comes from the amp. I play metal on a telecaster a lot and it works just fine. Thicker strings will help you when down-tuning though.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:23 PM   #9
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Don't know if this is helpful, but if you like Telecasters and are looking for a baritone guitar, this might be worth a look:

http://www.gak.co.uk/en/fender-blac...ic-copper/56106

7 String would be useful for getting a wider range, but if you just want the low tuning a baritone could be just the ticket.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:35 PM   #10
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if you started on classical, maybe you have a predilection for not simply staying in the lower register playing power chords and stuff all the time? i've definitely come to appreciate the convenience of a 7 string. nothing major though, just sometimes you get more chord fingering/voicing options.
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