#1
Oi mate, I'm looking for a brand spankin' new 7 string that's around $500, I mostly play all types of metal (of course I do, I want a 7 string), that's about it, a wide variety would be nice. Thanks
#3
Quote by ac/dcfan5000
Schecter makes some pretty good 7 strings in your price range AND they have EMG's

Sweet! I've always had an interest in buying one of Schecter's products, but I ended buying a Jackson Kelly because they don't sell 'em locally here in Vancouver (I think)
#4
Awesome I didn't even know Jackson made 7 strings. Then again I'm not really much of a 7-stringer myself. Have fun with your new axe!
#6
Quote by ac/dcfan5000
Awesome I didn't even know Jackson made 7 strings. Then again I'm not really much of a 7-stringer myself. Have fun with your new axe!

Woops, what I meant to say is that when I was going to buy a 6 string (6 months ago I think) I was gonna buy a Schecter, but I bought a Jackson Kelly instead.
#7
Quote by sashki
Schecter, Ibanez, B.C. Rich and ESP are the only brands I can think of that make affordable 7 strings.

At that, you want to stay away from B.C. Rich for low-end stuff.

Schecter will be okay.. If you're cool with the oh-so-typical EMGs and overbearing abalone shit. Plus they have larger necks.. I suggest trying some out, get a feel for em.

If you're shooting for passives, Ibanez will be your best bet. I think they're great guitars for their price. They have thinner necks with a flatter fretboard, rather than curved. You may or may not like it. LTD will be a thin-U contour as well. But I believe LTD also has a thing for EMGs..
#8
Quote by TheAbsentOne
At that, you want to stay away from B.C. Rich for low-end stuff.

Schecter will be okay.. If you're cool with the oh-so-typical EMGs and overbearing abalone shit. Plus they have larger necks.. I suggest trying some out, get a feel for em.

If you're shooting for passives, Ibanez will be your best bet. I think they're great guitars for their price. They have thinner necks with a flatter fretboard, rather than curved. You may or may not like it. LTD will be a thin-U contour as well. But I believe LTD also has a thing for EMGs..

ahh I see, I think you have me sold at Ibanez! I will check out LTD as well.
#9
If you don't want EMG's, get a Schecter Omen 7. I love that company and if you are against EMG's that guitar is very well built and very affordable. I like my passive EMG's that came loaded with my Damien, but the sound you want is all up to you.

http://www.music123.com/Guitars/Electric-Guitars/Solid-Body-Electric-Guitars/Omen-7-7-string-Electric-Guitar-Walnut-Satin.site7skuH70206000001000.sku

Schecter Guitars website prices it at $500, Music123.com is selling it for $350. Can't go wrong for that and they make wonderful gear. Now I'm tempted to buy one, you bastard. lol

*EDIT*

Now listening to a bunch of Drop A tuned songs due to 7 string talk.
mmmmmmhmmm

That's exactly what I've been trying to say.

Quote by munkymanmatt
brilliant
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#10
Hey man, I'm in Vancouver too! I hate the EMG's in my loomis, so that's why its on CL atm lol
#11
Quote by HardAttack
If you don't want EMG's, get a Schecter Omen 7. I love that company and if you are against EMG's that guitar is very well built and very affordable. I like my passive EMG's that came loaded with my Damien, but the sound you want is all up to you.

http://www.music123.com/Guitars/Electric-Guitars/Solid-Body-Electric-Guitars/Omen-7-7-string-Electric-Guitar-Walnut-Satin.site7skuH70206000001000.sku

Schecter Guitars website prices it at $500, Music123.com is selling it for $350. Can't go wrong for that and they make wonderful gear. Now I'm tempted to buy one, you bastard. lol

*EDIT*

Now listening to a bunch of Drop A tuned songs due to 7 string talk.

Lately I've seen a ton of praise for the Omen series.. But is that NOT their incredible cheap low-quality line? I swear that was their lowest grade level guitar series
#12
Omen's have been generally stable from what I've seen over the last few years, but I can't say I've played one since last year. I played a 6 string from a local Best Buy Music Gear store where I got my 6-string Damien from. Every companies quality can change year to year, so I suppose it's possible. I recommend them based up my past experiences, I'll leave it at that.

You can always try Ibanez, they're good but have been too pricey for me, the last time I looked. Then again, that was a couple of years ago. Not too into ESP's designs, and I'd recommend Washburn but they did away with their really affordable 7-string. They only have a custom built one now.
mmmmmmhmmm

That's exactly what I've been trying to say.

Quote by munkymanmatt
brilliant
#13
Quote by HardAttack
Omen's have been generally stable from what I've seen over the last few years, but I can't say I've played one since last year. I played a 6 string from a local Best Buy Music Gear store where I got my 6-string Damien from. Every companies quality can change year to year, so I suppose it's possible. I recommend them based up my past experiences, I'll leave it at that.

You can always try Ibanez, they're good but have been too pricey for me, the last time I looked. Then again, that was a couple of years ago. Not too into ESP's designs, and I'd recommend Washburn but they did away with their really affordable 7-string. They only have a custom built one now.

I think the Damiens and Damien Elites are fun, but any lower than that I'd honestly probably pass on. It's just like Ibanez's GIO line.. Total shit

I dunno, maybe I have to try one of these omens, preferably a 7 or even an 8 if i can find one in a store (highly doubt that)

But man did I like the Damien Elite 8 i tried. Except the EMGs.. So sick of 'em

Honestly, I'd never buy an Ibanez new again. I bought 2 years ago. a 350DX and a semihollow. The semi was sweet, but it was a gift and not my style. the 350 was just not worth the price you pay. Used, however.. Different story. Used Ibanez prices beat everything to me.
#14
If you weren't in Canada, I would have suggested Agile, but I know shipping from them would be closer to $150 bucks or something ridiculous like that.

If you can budge your budget up about $100, http://www.amazon.com/Schecter-C-7-Standard-Electric-Guitar/dp/B0033AHV2Y will be your best bet.
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#15
Quote by shaggydogJV
If you weren't in Canada, I would have suggested Agile, but I know shipping from them would be closer to $150 bucks or something ridiculous like that.

If you can budge your budget up about $100, http://www.amazon.com/Schecter-C-7-Standard-Electric-Guitar/dp/B0033AHV2Y will be your best bet.

Damn that finish looks gorgeous! I might consider getting this...
#17
You can sometimes find used RG7421/0's and RG7621/0's on eBay for around that. I have, anyway.

EDIT: Like this: Boom.
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im not very good with that harmonic thing. i get them to match perfectly then i play a chord and it sounds like hellen keller singing


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