#1
Hi everyone, I've looked around the internet for opinions on the two guitars I'm looking at right now, but because they're different I've never seen a direct comparison.

I'm looking at an Ibanez RG3EXFM1 6 string or an Ibanez RG7321 7 string.

They're both the same price at $400, which is pretty much the max for my budget right now.

Both guitars get decent reviews so I figured I couldn't really go wrong with either, but I just want to know if one is better than another. I was looking at an 8 string before from Schecter (I think its the Omen 8) in the same price range, but most people told me an 8 string at that price range wouldn't be very good. I didn't know if the same logic might apply to a 7 string.

If the Omen 8 is any good I might end up just going with that.

As you can probably guess I mostly play metal and I do everything through Amplitube 3 including live shows. I don't know if anyone here has any knowledge of it, but I'm looking for some pickups that generally work well with amp modeling. I was looking at the Duncan Invaders but someone told me the output for them is too hot for most D.I's/amp modelers...which seems to contradict what I've heard about amp modelers wanted a hot signal.

Any thoughts are appreciated.
#2
What do you prefer to play on?
If you listen to bands that play 7s and you wanna write on a 7, buy a 7.
If you listen to bands that play 6s and you wanna write on a 6, buy a 6.
If you listen to bands that play 8s and you wanna write on an 7, buy an 8.
#3
As soon as I got my first 7-string, I knew that I always wanted to keep playing 7s (or Baritones or 8s) forever. That's just my opinion.
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#4
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What do you prefer to play on?
If you listen to bands that play 7s and you wanna write on a 7, buy a 7.
If you listen to bands that play 6s and you wanna write on a 6, buy a 6.
If you listen to bands that play 8s and you wanna write on an 7, buy an 8.

This, but also, if you're not sure, buy an 8
#5
Well, I listen to bands that play on all 3. I've never played on an 8 string before, but I've always thought it would be fun.


Obviously if I bought an 8 string, I would subsequently also have a 7 and a 6 string. What I want to know is: since the guitars are all the same price, are any better than another? I've read the Omen 8 needed a little more work than the Ibanez's, but thats not really an issue. As long as the electronics, nut, bridge, etc. are solid I'm good.