#1
Just what the thread title says...

Be sure to include why...
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#2
six

edit: 'cause that's how many strings are on a guitar.
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#3
6 or 4

just what im used to, dont really need the extended range, and music i play isnt heavy enough that requires the extra string
same reason for bass
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#4
i prefer 7 for a couple of reasons...

1. i've just gotten used to starting and stopping runs on the 7th string
2. you can cover more territory with less linear hand movement
3. (should have been number 1) more range
4. the necks on 7 strings feel more comfortable to me
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#6
If I had the money for one, a 7 stringer. Then I won't have to droptune my guitar for the extra low range.
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#7
Six. I can't get into 7 strings because they remind me of nu-metal.
#8
1 is all you need.
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#12
7.

Why not have the extended range? You don't loose anything, only gain.
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#13
7 I suppose. I don't think I'd need an 8 string unless I wanted to play Meshuggah or something like that.

To the person who said 7 strings remind them of nu-metal...you need to listen to more Death metal =)
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#14
7, though I don't own one.
More range.
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#15
^Same as that.
I currently only have a six string, but often wish I could go lower in standard tuning.
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#17
Electric: 6 , well speaks for itself.
Acoustic:12 , Really love that sound you get from a 12-string acoustic makes it come alive so much more.
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#19
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six

edit: 'cause that's how many strings are on a guitar.




Ya, pretty much the same for me, I don't need any more.
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#20
I've heard songs played on 3 strings... So i don't see why i'd need more than 6. I play on 6 strings... I've never needed more or less. Lower or higher is a quick tuning away. Never felt the need for an extra string.
#22
six. Or any number, if they make sound.

Never needed more than six, probably won't either. I just like working with what I'm given. I reckon there is an infinite number of musical possibilities with a six string guitar alone, so why not just explore them.