#2
There is no 'should', it's all preference.

The practical difference between 7s and downtuned 6s is the intervals up on the top strings being different. And of course the wider neck.
#3
people who play powerchords in drop A and say they are a metal band should not get seven strings
#4
with 7-strings you can still play chords in standard but still have the extra low B to chug or whatever.

of course you can always down-tune a 6-string, but it forces you to play everything at that lower tuning
#5
I don't really see the use in it unless your playing the low b and high e at the same time. You can put a 6-string in B standard and just move the higher notes up the fretboard. You're only missing 5 of the highest notes. Not a huge problem at all.
Last edited by JELIFISH19 at Jul 6, 2009,
#6
Quote by TechnoLp
people who play powerchords in drop A and say they are a metal band should not get seven strings



Who cares? Honestly, what the hell's the point?
#7
well, the issues for me are: neck is wider... and thats about it.

another reason to not get one, which is slightly trivial, but might still be relevant, is that you might want a drop tuned 6 string instead - like when playing parabola by tool where the tuning is BEDGBe


reasons to get one:
widens the pitch range ie can get to lower notes (obviously)
they are just plain awesome.


sorry if my post was a little silly
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Last edited by Bob_Smith at Jul 6, 2009,