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I have been looking for a 7 lately, and i found douglas. I have it between two models.
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Both are mahogany, and have a floyd i would block off. I would prefer the scope because of the unfinished neck and lack of single coil, but the neck heel looks huge. The hadron is neck through, with a mahog neck. Would that impact sustain? Could any body tell me of a difference in quality between these as far as wood, build, and setup goes? I play metal and my budget at the max is 300. I play through a peavey valveking. And i will not look for a used ibby, i can't stand basswood.
Last edited by anvil is god at Feb 22, 2012,
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Neck-thru should have more sustain.

I'd say get the Hadron, slightly higher specs and more versatile owing to the single-coil (ya never know, might need that sound one day!) but bear in mind that this has 22 frets, whereas the other has 22
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bear in mind that this has 22 frets, whereas the other has 22


Nice


This is gonna sound like one of those annoying cop-outs but I wouldn't recommend either. If you're really set on getting a 7 string get something better (ie save up some more money).

PS If the thing you don't like about Ibby's is basswood then maybe look for a used Ibby S series (like a 7320) cause they're mahogany bodied - still got a locking trem though.
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I'd definitely say try to get a used Ibby over those, get one of the Agile models under $600, or buy something by ESP/LTD. The Douglas is decent enough if you're still learning a lot, but if you want to start recording and playing live it won't cut it.
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This. Low end Agiles aren't anything write home about. You can usually find mid-range Ibanez 7s for around $300 or so that will outperform those Agiles in every way.
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I'm looking at purchasing a 7 string and I was wondering if anyone used 9s. That's what I've always used on guitar in standard and have no gripes with the strings. Does the 52 B in Ernie Ball's have about the same overall tone as the E string?
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I use 9s on a 7 string.

Lowest gauge I would recommend for the low B is 56 and that's fairly loose.
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