#1
So, I'm getting a new guitar.
It's definitly a Schecter Damien.
But, the issue is, I cannot decide which version to get.
Either a 6-string or a 7-string version.
Mind you i'm not getting a FR model.
If someone could give me the pros and cons of each, it'd help me decide which one to get.
Examples of what I play: Trivium, Metallica, Children of Bodom, Killswitch Engage, Slipknot.. So mostly metal-esque music.
The reason I'd stretch for a 7-string is because I'd really like to be able to play deep stuff without downtuning a 6-string so low that it becomes muddy and the tone decreases dramatically, and the tuning stability is terrible, sometimes.
I would want a 7-string so I could play stuff like Korn, Shogun album Trivium, Suicide Silence, Five Finger Death Punch, Nevermore, etc..
The 7-string version of the Schecter Damien runs about $50 US more than the 6-string version, so about 450 for a 7, and 400 for a 6.
Wondering if it's worth it for the extended range, advice from players with experience with 7-strings would be extremely helpful.


EDIT: I should have probably mentioned this. My only other functioning six string is a Epiphone SG Special. So, I do not have a very good six string to begin with.
Last edited by TheAbsentOne at Dec 8, 2009,
#2
if you already have a good six string, then definitely go with the seven string, as those are always good to have, and damn fun as well.
#3
Quote by theogonia777
if you already have a good six string, then definitely go with the seven string, as those are always good to have, and damn fun as well.

I don't have a good six string, sadly. ):
My only (functioning) six string is an Epiphone SG Special, so definitly not a good guitar..
Should I still go for the 7?
#4
Tuning a 6-string down to B - as long as you use heavier strings - will be fine. But you will have to drop all the strings down in turn, which is not what Trivum do.

The only differences that I can tell are the necks: The 7-string version has a slightly longer neck to increase the tension of the low B; the 6-string Damien has a 25.5 neck, while the 7-string has a 26.5 - a commonality for Schecter.

My personal suggestion would be to get the 7 string. You get everything the six string offers, but an extra string. I've played them both, and the only difference between them, is the neck. I don't like Schecter 7-string necks that much (bar a few of their higher-priced models) but that's just me.

If you can try them both yourself.
Last edited by AngryGoldfish at Dec 8, 2009,
#5
Go for a 7, you've listed a bunch of advantages, I dont really see any disadvantages.




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#6
Sounds awesome, totally gonna get the 7-string then.

Now, on the note of the longer scale neck, does it affect playing it at all?
Because obviously it's a difference from normal six-string scale length.
#7
It tightens up the low B, helps stop muddyness.




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#8
Ok well that was the only problem I had with lower tunings, so if that fixes it with the 7-string model, that's perfect.
I have no reason not to get the 7-string then.
Thanks ^.^