#1
EDIT: see my second post, i explain it better there
Last edited by subzero364 at Dec 9, 2009,
#2
You may want to look into a baritone guitar. From your post it doesn't sound like you need the upper registry that the 7 string has, only the lower strings.
#3
^ i concur

but if you think you would still want a guitar than can fulfill your drop A needs AND still gives you the high e, then getting a seven is a fine idea. i dont know what all you play, but its fun putting a seven in a different tuning and coming up with these really creepy, atmospheric clean passages.


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#4
Sorry, I guess I didnt really elaborate properly. What I mean is this:

Say I have my 6 string, which is in E standard, and I want to play some Dark Tranquility. Im gonna have to put on some fat ass strings and tune all the way down to B standard. Then if I want to go back to E I have to switch strings again, etc.

But If I have a 7 string, tuned BEADGbe, then notice that I can play in B standard without having to get different gauge strings just by playing on the 6 low strings (I have to flat the G it all). Then going back to E standard I just make the 2nd string a G again and play on the 6 high strings.

So this way it makes it really easy to switch from really low tunings to standard, without worrying much about the strings getting super floppy
#5
Yeah, but its not going to sound the same, not to mention that you will have to translate all the notes over from a 6 string scale to a 7 string scale to even acheive anything, and if you dont you did nothing to solve your problem. Plus, you wont get the sound you want from drop tuning a 6 string guitar. And you dont need fat strings to drop tune a guitar, how many times do I have to tell people that if you set your trem properly you can use .10's in drop A# tuning, which is what I have been doing for years, and my guitar is a shitty Squier, and I get no fret buzz whatsoever. If you want better sounding leads in low tunings then I would reccomed a heavier guage string, but its not nessciary, especially if your like me and like to jump tunings alot.