#1
Hi! I really want to play Drop A# tuning, so I want to buy a new guitar for that. Can i just go with a normal neck 6 string? Or is it really necessary to get a baritone neck? Cant i just get a 6 string with 12-62 strings?
#2
It sounds like you need to invest in a 7-string. What's your budget?
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#4
I had my 6 string in G standard for a while with a .10-.60 set, you can certainly do it. I might sound a tad flubby but I'm sure ha heavier string set can fix it. My only worry would be how well a guitar speaker can handle those frequencies seeing as an A#2 is about 60Hz, but I suppose it gets done pretty often so I wouldn't worry about it.
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I had my 6 string in G standard for a while with a .10-.60 set, you can certainly do it. I might sound a tad flubby but I'm sure ha heavier string set can fix it. My only worry would be how well a guitar speaker can handle those frequencies seeing as an A#2 is about 60Hz, but I suppose it gets done pretty often so I wouldn't worry about it.


okay so any suggestions on a guitar in the 400-450$ price class?
#6
Quote by andenn91
Really dont wanna buy a 7 string, my budget is around 400-450$

I don't blame you, not a 7-string guy myself.

Look into Schecter Damien Elites, or an Omen.

Look into the LTD stuff as well.

Couple questions, what kind of Body style do you prefer or are you not picky about that? What kind of bridges do you like?
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#7
personally, I'd just go to a guitar store and play around till something feels right, then see how it sounds, repeat until you find a perfect balance.
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Look at some baritone guitars as well.
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I don't blame you, not a 7-string guy myself.

Look into Schecter Damien Elites, or an Omen.

Look into the LTD stuff as well.

Couple questions, what kind of Body style do you prefer or are you not picky about that? What kind of bridges do you like?


dont really care about what kind of body as long as it is not floyd rose bridge...

but if i had to choose a body type i would be like this one:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/esp_ltd_mh_100qm_nt.htm
#10
I play drop b on my Jacksons just fine with 12-56 or 13-56 strings. One half step lower would be no big deal.

Although my Jacksons are 25.5in scale length. If you're looking at superstrats that's usually what they will be. I don't know how it would work on a guitar with a shorter 24.75 in. scale length like a Les Paul.

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#11
Then this is for you:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Schecter-Guitar-Research-Omen-6-Active-Electric-Guitar-H79842-i2303064.gc

I don't know if the Bolt-On is your thing, but this is about the best thing I can see going in that price range.
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#12
thankts for all tips, really appreciate it, but any tips on what guitar i should go with?
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Personally if get a baritone.


they are too expensive :/
#19
Mike Mushock PRS SE could be worth a look too.

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#21
Quote by Viban
I had my 6 string in G standard for a while with a .10-.60 set, you can certainly do it. I might sound a tad flubby but I'm sure ha heavier string set can fix it. My only worry would be how well a guitar speaker can handle those frequencies seeing as an A#2 is about 60Hz, but I suppose it gets done pretty often so I wouldn't worry about it.


I use .72 for G and it feels about right, a .74 would probably be better.
I'm using .68 for A# at the moment and it feels just right for me.
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oh thats a nice guitar to bad it it doesnt ship to Europe, Sweden and i cant find it on any European shop in internet


http://www.thomann.de/gb/cat.html?gf=baritone_guitars&oa=pra
See if there's anything in your price range.
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pretty good guitars there, but cheapest is 620$ :/


Then you probably have to buy a normal scale guitar, this seems like a decent deal:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/esp_ltd_viper_330_ttm.htm

or maybe something like this:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_rga32wh.htm

But I would say maybe just go to your local stores and try some then buy something that feels right to you.

Note that if you play lots of tremolo picking stuff I would recommend you use a .68 for your A# string. Anything under .65 would be rather sloppy. Try get a 12/68 (Elixir makes them) set or a 14/68 (D'Addario).
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Then you probably have to buy a normal scale guitar, this seems like a decent deal:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/esp_ltd_viper_330_ttm.htm

or maybe something like this:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_rga32wh.htm

But I would say maybe just go to your local stores and try some then buy something that feels right to you.

Note that if you play lots of tremolo picking stuff I would recommend you use a .68 for your A# string. Anything under .65 would be rather sloppy. Try get a 12/68 (Elixir makes them) set or a 14/68 (D'Addario).


really dig the http://www.thomann.de/gb/esp_ltd_viper_330_ttm.htm with active mics
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really dig the http://www.thomann.de/gb/esp_ltd_viper_330_ttm.htm with active mics



Too bad its 24.75 inch scale. Not exactly optimal scale length for baritone tunings.
Not that it cannot be done, because it has been done. I think Amon Amarth has such in B Standard though I may remember wrong. And one of the guitarists in Carcass had Les Paul, also played in B. You just need a string size of your thumb in low E string.

Are you sure no Swedish online shop carry Ibanez RGD? Couple of Finnish ones do though I'm not sure they ship overseas. Thomann used to have them but it seems they are out of stock, only 7 string version is left.

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#29
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Too bad its 24.75 inch scale. Not exactly optimal scale length for baritone tunings.
Not that it cannot be done, because it has been done. I think Amon Amarth has such in B Standard though I may remember wrong. And one of the guitarists in Carcass had Les Paul, also played in B. You just need a string size of your thumb in low E string.

Are you sure no Swedish online shop carry Ibanez RGD? Couple of Finnish ones do though I'm not sure they ship overseas. Thomann used to have them but it seems they are out of stock, only 7 string version is left.


ye i know :/ i can check my local music store. They are pretty bad though
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ye i know :/ i can check my local music store. They are pretty bad though



Here. Did a quick check with Swedish pricerunner.

http://www.ordermusic.se/produkter/gitarr/elgitarr/6-strangade/ibanez-elgit-m-bag-rgd421-bkf?utm_source=pricerunner&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=pricerunner

I dont understand Swedish so I have no idea if its in stock (*edit* Judging from the cross, its not) or if the price is fair but Google is your friend, search for Swedish sites with word Ibanez RGD. There is bound to be some. Either RGD321 or RGD421 are what you are looking for.

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#31
I would get a baritone as well...I play in B with .14-68 on a LP, strings are too big for the guitar but it's still OK. I think I can go to G without a problem. But I'd definitely just get a baritone guitar if you're planning on playing these low tunings a lot