#1
Right now, I am debating between a Schecter C-7 FR (non-hell raiser) and a HellCat VI. The issue is that they are for different purpose (C-7 FR for more normal stuff, and Hellcat Vi for Tool stuff/Bass), so I want to know how hard is it to get their strings (especially for Hellcat VI).

Also, how much more difficulty is it to play on a 6-string Bass when one's hands are small?
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#2
you don't need a 6 string bass to do anything by Tool; Justin uses 4 strings all the time. I'd go for the C-7 unless it's the bolt-on one; i prefer set necks on schecter to their bolt-ons.
#3
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#4
This is something you have to ask yourself, do you prefer bass or guitar? what kind of stuff would you do with either?

I thought I enjoyed playing bass, bought a bass, and probably haven't played it for more than 20 hours over the past 2 years.

However, I do play most of my guitars regularly (when I can).

If you're a Tool fan, you wouldn't find much to do with a 7 string guitar or 6 string bass trying to use it to it's full potential. If you're a huge dream theater fan, play bass just as often as guitar, well, you would be better off flipping a coin.
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#5
I prefer bolt-on over set-neck/neck through... anyway...

I have never played a bass before, but I want to have somethign so that in case I need to do bass, I can do it. As for the 7-string, I want to be able to expand into the lower octaves (I want more ranges)
Ibanez SA-120 (ed.2006)
BluesJr 1996-B + cathode follower + texas Heat
Crate CPB150
Homemade 4 x 10 cab Bass closeback
Metal Muff