#1
Im in a prog death metal band and i play a schecter hellraiser 7 string. we play in A standard and im going to be getting a ibanez 7 string, because the necks are less wide then the schecter. But im debating weather i should just switch back to 6 string, because i dont like the thickness of the 7 string neck. Are ibanez 7 string neck's thinner than schecter 7 string necks?
#2
I haven't played a Schecter, but I can definitely say that Ibanez necks are very thin. My thumb at its widest at the joint is just a bit thicker than my 8-string's neck.
#4
well, i like to play fast all around the neck, and i dont know if i got a 6 string it would be easier to play tech death riffs and such, because of the thinner neck and less strings. but i also like using 7 strings, so im not sure what to do.
#5
if you really like 7 strings check out a thin neck 7 string guitar
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#6
yeah, thats why im trying to do. From what I heard Ibanez has very thin necks. I was just wondering if anyone else knew about ibanez neck sizes.
#7
Yeah ive got an ibanez 7 string the S7320, the necks are VERY thin, not far off the thickness of a standard ibanez s series but definitely not as thick as a standard schecter 6 string hellraiser.
Im not a fan of thin necks though, so mines up on ebay now, Im switching to a schecter hellraiser when the auction finishes.
The neck is also very flat, its only rounded at the top and bottom, so I can see how youd get the speed from it, but it just doesnt suit me.
#8
Thanks, that was actually very helpful. And yes i can see how thin necks might not be appealing to some, but i like to play very fast riffs, especially on the lower frets.
#9
Ive played a few Ibby 7 strings and i prefer them all over my Schecter. THe schecters neck is like.... sludge, i hate it. Id go with the Ibanez... orbut not to be a fan boy but maybe look into an ESP seven string?
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#10
I have a c-7 schecter and i'm very comfortable with the neck, even though traditionally im used to ibanez necks. I'd say give it a try. Also, whats wrong with playing A standard on a 7er? just get used to it
#11
Check out the discontinued Ibanez RG1077XL, RG7421XL, and LTD SC607B. They show up on eBay and CraigsList. They're definitely thinner than the Schecter HellRaiser or Blackjack.

Those 3 are 27" scale, the Ibanezes have passives while the LTD has active EMGs (stock).

#12
Maybe try playing a Jackson 7 string. To me, Jackson seems to be the middle man between Ibanez thin necks, and Schecter thick, which is perfect for me.

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#13
I own a Schecter Omen 7 string and I found that the Schecter neck is much more comfortable (becauses I have small hands) than an Ibanez neck. Just play around with a couple of 7 strings and go for the one that feels the most comfortable to you.
Guitars:
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Schecter Omen 7 (with Dimarzio D-Sonic in bridge and Air Norton in neck)
Effects:
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Boss RGE-10 Graphic EQ
Ibanez DE7 Delay/Echo
Boss TU-2 Tuner
Amp:
Laney IronHeart IRT60 212
#14
Too bad Jackson has so few models that are 7 string in the first place. I can only think of christian olde wolbers sig (bolt-on though) and the new SLAT-7's (soloist archtop). It's really a conservative company nowadays.

Ibanez RGA7, I've heard, is really good for the price. Solid hardware, active pups (easy to swap an EMG 81-7 or 707 on if you like) and all-access neck joint. Slim neck as well. It has though boring dot inlays but if you don't mind that...
#15
Where do you live? If you're close enough, I have a c1 hellraiser fr I'm willing to trade for a 7 string, if it's in good condition that is.