#1
ok so i play guitar for a technical death metal band (sort of a cross between necrophagist and whitechapel) and i've been tuning my guitar down to drop A#, but i dont like the string feel, and the solos are so undefined... would it make more sense to buy a seven string guitar, or just keep doing what i'm doing?
*note, i am very poor so i don't know if i'll be able to afford a seven string...does anyone have any suggestions for one under 700$?*
#3
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#4
it'd make sense to buy a 7 string if you want more definition in notes. but if you use a thick gauged string, you wouldn't need it. what gauge strings are you using on your 6?

7 suggestions: used Schecter 7's (blackjack, Blackjack ATX, Hellraiser), used Ibanez's (model names are confusing), Agile 7's. All should be able to be found in an FR version
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#6
if you want to get a 7 string cause i'd get it. most 7 string models are supringly cheaper than strings and run for just under $300.
#7
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it'd make sense to buy a 7 string if you want more definition in notes. but if you use a thick gauged string, you wouldn't need it. what gauge strings are you using on your 6?

im using medium gage stock strings
#8
drop what your tuning to you should be using heavier..........
#9
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schecter or agile is what you are after


+1

Or look into a baritone guitar by either of these companies too...they will help your string tension problem
#10
If you get a 7 string you'll have to play in drop A instead of A# I'm pretty sure. If you get a 7 string the schecters are good, but rusty cooley has a beautiful 7 string with Dean that plays amazingly and the John Petrucci sig with Ernie Ball MusicMan is equally amazing
#11
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If you get a 7 string you'll have to play in drop A instead of A# I'm pretty sure. If you get a 7 string the schecters are good, but rusty cooley has a beautiful 7 string with Dean that plays amazingly and the John Petrucci sig with Ernie Ball MusicMan is equally amazing


the guy said he has like $700, how is he gonna afford an $1800 dean or a $2000+ Music Man??
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If you get a 7 string you'll have to play in drop A instead of A# I'm pretty sure. If you get a 7 string the schecters are good, but rusty cooley has a beautiful 7 string with Dean that plays amazingly and the John Petrucci sig with Ernie Ball MusicMan is equally amazing



You could just as easily play it in A#
#13
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im using medium gage stock strings

yeah, you'll want gauge 12 or 13 strings. those stock strings are probably only 9's or 10's
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If you get a 7 string you'll have to play in drop A instead of A# I'm pretty sure. If you get a 7 string the schecters are good, but rusty cooley has a beautiful 7 string with Dean that plays amazingly and the John Petrucci sig with Ernie Ball MusicMan is equally amazing

you can just tune strings 1-6 up a half step and tune the seventh down a half step and there you go, Drop A#.
and those are about $1000 out of his price range.
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