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#1
So I recently bought a 7 string guitar, so now I am looking for bands that use 7 strings so I can learn songs(and because i just generally love 7 strings.) So any bands(preferably death metal, but any form is fine) that are good and use 7 strings that you know of, please tell me :P

I know that Dream Theatre, Korn, Meshuggah, Morbid Angel, Steve Vai, Cannibal Corpse(only on a few songs) and Nevermore use them. I believe that is about all I know(except Slayer, Trivium and Megadeth who all used them on their newest album(or, well, slayers isnt out yet)) so any other good bands that use 7 strings, please tell me.
#2
Deftones?
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#4
mushroomhead, fear factory
Mesa F-30 - 1x12 V30
PRS SE Custom 24 (GFS Crunchy PATs)
PRS SE Singlecut (Evo/Air Norton)
1989 Starforce (GFS PowerRails)
Morley Tremonti Power Wah, TS7 (808-Mod), Pitchblack, Boss DD-3, DE FnC
Last edited by xxunder-takerxx at Nov 3, 2009,
#5
whitechapel
It's Cadillac rainbows and lots of spaghetti
And I love meatballs so you better be ready
#6
Unearth, Outworld, All Shall Perish (Awaken the Dreamers, they got some insane solos if you wanna give it a go), are the first to come to mind, Buckethead uses a 7 rarely

EDIT: ah, yes Whitechapel ^... love me some whitechapel

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#7
Scar Symmetry
My Guitars:
Jackson King V
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Jackson RR3
Jackson RR5fr
Halo Helfire
B.C. Rich NT Beast
#12
oh and meshuggah uses 8s on Nothing and everthing after. pretty sure Chaosphere it was 7s and Destroy Erase Improve was definitely 7s.


7 String+ ERG Legion!!

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Agile AL-727
ESP Horizon
Warmoth Swirled 7
Schecter C-1 Classic
Frankentele
Laney Ironheart 60w + Avatar Cab

#13
Annihilator
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#14
strapping yound lad used'em to didn't they?
Guitars:
LTD Alexi-600 White & Black
LTD Alexi-200 Black(Death Adder pickup & Gold OFR)
Agile Interceptor Pro 727 7-string
Jackson JS30RR rhoads
Jackson DKMGT
Squire telecaster

amps:
Bugera 6262 212 loaded with WGS veteran 30's
#15
on alien and maybe the new black? they were tuned GCGCGCC or something like that.


7 String+ ERG Legion!!

LTD Snakebyte
Agile AL-727
ESP Horizon
Warmoth Swirled 7
Schecter C-1 Classic
Frankentele
Laney Ironheart 60w + Avatar Cab

#16
Adagio
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- Alhambra 5P
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- Line 6 POD XT
- Suhr Shiba Drive
- MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay
- Dunlop Cry Baby
#17
Quote by apak
Deftones?


I could swear steph carpenter uses an 8 string?
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Amps
Roland Micro Cube

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Boss MT-2
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
#19
At the Gates? (If it's not a 7 string, it's way de-tuned)
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- Jackson DK2M

- ENGL Fireball 60
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- Many pedals, plus other stuff
#21
Rusty Cooley uses both 7-strings and an 8-string.

Also I suggest you to look at Epica, they use 7-strings.
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#24
Quote by Crizzle
I could swear steph carpenter uses an 8 string?


According to the internet, Deftone's guitarist uses 6 strings, 7 strings, and he owns an 8 stirng but idk if he uses it for the deftones or not.
#25
Behemoth uses them regularly.
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LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
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#26
Emperor used them on Prometheus
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#27
unearth, scar symmetry, circus maximus, dream theater
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Bugera 6262-212 (120 watt), Line 6 Spider lll (30 watt)

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#28
Here are all the ones that come to mind

Divine Heresy
Dream Theater
Fear Factory
God Forbid
Into Eternity
Nevermore
Trivium
Unearth
Ibanez RG1570 w/ Bareknuckle Pickups
Ibanez RG655
PRS SE Fredrik Åkesson Singlecut
Blackstar HT-5
Harley Benton G212 Vintage
BOSS TU-2
MXR M-108
Digitech Bad Monkey
#30
Quote by FlightofIcarus
At the Gates? (If it's not a 7 string, it's way de-tuned)


At the Gates used 6 strings in B standard but the vast majority of the stuff is just as easily played on a 7 string in standard tuning.
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#31
Quote by Firewind Raging
Here are all the ones that come to mind

Divine Heresy
Dream Theater
Fear Factory
God Forbid
Into Eternity
Nevermore
Trivium
Unearth


damn good list there +1
Bands:
Native State
A Titan, A Deity
Rash L.A

Gear:
PRS P245 Semi Hollow
Suhr Modern Guthrie Spec
Mayones Regius 7 Buckeye Burl
LSL CVS Studio Strat
Fender American Standard Tele
Faith Hi Gloss Venus

Mesa Lonestar Special
Bugera 333
Zilla 2x12 Fatboy
Line 6 PodHD500
#32
Quote by Crizzle
I could swear steph carpenter uses an 8 string?


Im pretty sure he uses both 7 and 8 strings.

Korn use 7 stringed too.
#33
A few songs on God Hates Us All by Slayer use 7 string guitars, one of them I know is Here Comes The Pain, I'm not sure which is the other.
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just need something meaty like a chubby vagina, yet less bassy and and more trebly.
#34
Rusty Cooley, Nevermore, Trivium, some Slayer, and Megadeth didnt use 7 strings on Endgame
#36
Quote by Gundamnitpete
strapping yound lad used'em to didn't they?


Easily the best band in this thread.

GCGCGCE.
#37
Scar Symmetry and Mercenary (the one from Denmark) immediately come to mind.
Gear:
LTD M-207 (Soon to be modded)
B.C. Rich Bronze Mockingbird
Jay TurSuhr Vintage Strat
Takamine EG561C
Randall RG50TC

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Agile Interceptor Pro 727 MN Tribal Green
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#39
Behemoth.
Gear:

  • ESP LTD SC 207
  • Washburn X200 PRO E
  • Squier Strat (in bits LOL)
  • Line 6 Toneport ux1
#40
Quote by In_Black_Flames
Uhh... Amon Amarth.


B Standard 6 strings
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