#1
I recently went to allan's music in melbourne to purchase a BOSS GT10 (I ended up getting it for $879 instead of $1100.)

Anyway I decided to try it out on a ibanez i found there, when I attempted to shred, all you could hear was clunk clunk and "wtf is this?" So anyway I grab a white Gibson Les Paul Custom (my dad was very close to buying it for me for $5000 ) and I played it beautifully and it felt great.

So I've been wanting a seven string guitar for a long time now, I was thinking about a dean razorback seven string but then the guy at allan's told us he played one and the neck felt like **** and other stuff and liked Les Pauls too I think.

So whats a seven string guitar out there that has the closest feel and shape to a Les Paul? And the closest tone?
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#3
nah the ibanez S7320 has a trem n so do other 7s but the neck is nothing like a LP, not that its bad i actually prefer it, but i think i saw an epiphone 7 string LP a while ago if you cant find it try schecter
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#4
Try Schecter, yeah.

Or, get Perry Ormsby to build you a custom 7 string LP Copy the radius and contour of an LP but with a 25" PRS style scale length for some extra tension, and some badass pickups (like Rock Monkeys), angled headstock, and a killer bridge to keep everything clear sounding.

Snless you wanna really play some metal, in which case, bump up that scale to 26.5 inches like the Schecter ones.
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#5
Are you totally set on a 7 string? If not, get that LP Custom before your dad changes his mind.
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#6
Not sure, but on the topic of 7 string + Les Paul / Gibson , isn't Matt Heafy getting a 7 string Les Paul or something?
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#7
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Not sure, but on the topic of 7 string + Les Paul / Gibson , isn't Matt Heafy getting a 7 string Les Paul or something?


If that's the case, there'll be a signature model of it.

Unfortunately.
#8
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Are you totally set on a 7 string? If not, get that LP Custom before your dad changes his mind.


my thoughts exactly
#9
ESP did make a 7 string Eclipse though that may have been a custom order. anyway the closest you'll ever get to a true 7 string LP is a custom made 7 string LP.
#10
Quote by Quaned
Not sure, but on the topic of 7 string + Les Paul / Gibson , isn't Matt Heafy getting a 7 string Les Paul or something?

He already got it, an it's a 7 string explorer.

On topic, Schecter or LTD would be good.
#11
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He already got it, an it's a 7 string explorer.

On topic, Schecter or LTD would be good.


Wow , i want one :/ Its 24 frets right..? Hope it becomes a sig model ill get it

Yeah , on topic , Schecter or LTD would be good, LTD only make 7 superstrats and vipers.
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#12
Les Pauls feel great in my hands, but I wouldn't want a 7 string with a neck like that. Schecter 7 string necks feel too beefy for me, my RG7620 has a flatter neck to compensate for the wider fretboard, and it feels much better.
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#13
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Wow , i want one :/ Its 24 frets right..? Hope it becomes a sig model ill get it

Yeah , on topic , Schecter or LTD would be good, LTD only make 7 superstrats and vipers.

He said he wants the feel of a les paul, not the look of one.
#14
You could get a 7 string epiphone LP if you find one used. They don't make them anymore (? Could be wrong, but I think I'm right). However, I see them up for sale on ebay occassionally, and on SS.org for very reasonable prices relatively frequently.

Btw, I believe Heafy is playing an Epi 7 atm, I don't think its a Gibson?
#16
Ah ok, hadn't heard.

A 7 string explorer might be cool...on the other hand, gibby, overpriced. :/
#17
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Are you totally set on a 7 string? If not, get that LP Custom before your dad changes his mind.

Won't happen unless he goes to america to get a cheaper one.
The seven string I'll use my own cash.

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Try Schecter, yeah.

Or, get Perry Ormsby to build you a custom 7 string LP Copy the radius and contour of an LP but with a 25" PRS style scale length for some extra tension, and some badass pickups (like Rock Monkeys), angled headstock, and a killer bridge to keep everything clear sounding.

Snless you wanna really play some metal, in which case, bump up that scale to 26.5 inches like the Schecter ones.

Not a bad idea...

I'll attempt to find a Schecter to try out, if I don't like it I'll look into that other idea.

The point is I want the feel of a les paul cause on everything else it feels horrible and i can't play anything, I don't care too much about neck size.

But I'll try to keep costs down, but i'm open to anymore ideas
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#18
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He just got 2 custom Gibson Explorers in the mail a few days back- one 6 string and one 7

apparently hes working on a les paul sig...