#1
I play everything from Slayer to Dream Theater to Clapton. I really like heavy and progressive metal, but I also have an appreciation for beautiful acoustic/clean riffs. I also write music. Taking all of this into account, especially the extra string for writing purposes, do you think I should get a 6 or 7 string guitar?
#2
7 string is always better, as long as you can handle it. You aren't obligated to use that string, but it's there for whenever you need it.
#3
go for the 7 string
if you don't need it, don't use it
better than you need it but you don't have it. And Petrucci uses a 7 string
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personally, to me a 7th string is a tinker option, if you are looking for something a little lower get a heavier set of strings and tune down some, if you are serious into songs that use that string alot then go for it, personally its a waste of money to me, but could open a world of new wonders as well.
#5
You honestly might as well get the 7 string then. If you dont wanna use it then dont, and if you still think its gunna get in the way just remove the string itself.
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personally, to me a 7th string is a tinker option, if you are looking for something a little lower get a heavier set of strings and tune down some, if you are serious into songs that use that string alot then go for it, personally its a waste of money to me, but could open a world of new wonders as well.

I have to agree with this. The only use I see for the 7th string is for playing the B and E string at the same time or in rapid succession, which is pretty unlikely.
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get the 7 or an 8 lol
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I dunno if I'd go for the 7 string.

Unless you plan on doing alot of covers for bands that use them, but most of the bands you listed to drop tuning mostly. I know Petrucci (my favorite guitarist) uses 7 strings occasionally, but he still gets low.

What I would opt for is a guitar without a tremolo, so drop tuning is easier. If you think you can handle the 7 string, go for it, but I rarely use mine unless I've written with it, or am doing a cover a song that has used it.
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Alright, thanks everyone. I've been looking at the Ibanez RG7321. It's pretty nice and I've played it before. Any suggestions for something? BTW, I REALLY like the RG necks.
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Alright, thanks everyone. I've been looking at the Ibanez RG7321. It's pretty nice and I've played it before. Any suggestions for something? BTW, I REALLY like the RG necks.


If you get the RG7321, it would be a good idea to replace the pickups. Dimarzio makes good 7-string pickups (John Petrucci uses them), and EMG 707s are good if you don't mind routing your guitar to make a little more room.
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If you get the RG7321, it would be a good idea to replace the pickups. Dimarzio makes good 7-string pickups (John Petrucci uses them), and EMG 707s are good if you don't mind routing your guitar to make a little more room.


Even though you're not taking my advice...

I really like the S7320's. They have the Wizard 7 necks as well, and I really dig the ZP tremolo. It's what's on my S Prestige.

Pickups? Eh, but around here, the used ones are only 200 bucks. As for replacements, can't go wrong with the petrucci setup - D-Sonic (bar facing bridge) in the bridge, and an Air Norton in the neck.

Not a fan of EMG's, just because they're too processed. If you're running a huge signal chain complete with 20 signal processors, they're great, but I don't, so they're not.
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#12
8 string xD
Well, 7 string will give you more versatility
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