#1
as the title says.

budget $700 maybe a tad more. not past $900 period, i can get good deals.

used ONLY.

tampa FL

no 8 strings.

not sure how i feel about the trem. i haven't ever tried a seven string with a trem. it would have to be a good floyd/ibanez ___ bridge

i am really not sure what it's use will be probably metal, but maybe some blues stuff. i won't be tuning it any lower than it is.

pickups - downtuned i prefer EMG's (don't know which) but am not closed minded. if it comes with nonbranded pickups i could already throw them in.

other gear is in i have decent amps. this would be only 7 string i own.

now, i owned a 7 string probably 8 years ago. i didn't like it then so i held one to it and sold it (made $50 ). it was a washburn wg587, and at the time i had a wg248 (six stringer), so i realize that neck profiles are different with adding a string. honestly i don't think i ever gave the time to the seven string that it deserved and wasn't really playing something droptuned then at all, and i was a new player then (2004).
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#2
You might look for used Carvins. New DC700s*, DC727s & DC747s start at around $880-900, and their premium 7s, the CT74 and CT7 begin at $1100-1400, respectively.

Used, they should be right in your budget.

Edit: FWIW, just looked at their guitars in stock, and they have a pair of DC700s with a couple of options for just over $900:

http://www.carvinguitars.com/guitars-in-stock/110052

http://www.carvinguitars.com/guitars-in-stock/110434


* this is the one with active pickups as a standard feature.
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#4
Pick up a new or used Carvin DC7xx if you can, as they are by far the best seven-strings available in their price range and easily comparable to many guitars twice their price.

If not, then look at the usual suspects - LTD, Ibanez, Jackson, etc. All those brands have strengths and weaknesses and may or may not appeal to you. Go to a guitar store and try stuff out if you can, use that experience to form an opinion of what brands and styles you like. You should be able to find good guitars used in the $700-900 price range fairly easily.
#5
Used rg1527 or an older rg7620? Great necks & great trems. If you don't want a trem, there's the 7621. Probably not easy to find a rg762x in mint shape these days, but a few chips in the paint won't hurt how they play

I'm also waiting for a local shop to get one of the new Sterling JP70 in stock. For $630, they might be killer deals.

As for pickups, not very impressed with the emg 707's in my rg7620.
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#6
On the pickup front, Lace Alumitones are passives that are amazingly clear. Some people (not me, but...) have compared them to active pickups.

They have 2 different kinds of Alumitones that might suit your purposes, and save you time, effort & money retrofitting a passive-equipped guitar with actives.

http://www.lacemusic.com/Alumitone_Humbucker_7.php

http://www.lacemusic.com/Deathbar.php
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#7
Used Carvin if you can imo. They have bad resale value, you can get a pretty nice USA made guitar for well under 1000 bucks.
#8
Quote by dannyalcatraz
On the pickup front, Lace Alumitones are passives that are amazingly clear. Some people (not me, but...) have compared them to active pickups.

They have 2 different kinds of Alumitones that might suit your purposes, and save you time, effort & money retrofitting a passive-equipped guitar with actives.

http://www.lacemusic.com/Alumitone_Humbucker_7.php

http://www.lacemusic.com/Deathbar.php


Lace pickups do sound absolutely awesome. The highs are great. The only small issue is they are not massively high gain.
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#9
True- I have a set of Alumitone "singlecoils", and that is a fair assessment of the standard models.

But the Alumitone Deathbucker is supposedly voiced more towards modern metal.
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#10
i haven't ever played a carvin but know they have a good reputation overall.

my brand of preference would be ibanez, i didn't mention that initially because i wanted a broad idea, so i have some other things to check out.

around me there really aren't seven strings at local shops, IIRC i didn't see anything overly great at GC and sam ash.

i like the RG1527, but will also look a little more into carvin.

also are the pickups in the carvin still sub par (from what i have heard) or are they any better. i ran through the builder thing, they were a little more expensive than i would have thought.

i will look around for some used carvins.

i haven't ever been impressed by an LTD, ESP's are a world apart. if i had the money i may consider ESP. and i have owned tree LTD's (EC400 EC401 EC1000) they really didn't impress me, and its too bad because i liked the body shape. but they are pretty much a no.
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#11
The fairest thing to say about Carvin pickups is they seem to be pretty middle of the road. Most of the people I see trashing them are griping about their passives being subpar for down tuned metal and other extreme styles, when they're really more suited for "classic rock."

I've never heard a word- good or bad- about their actives. Hell- they might even be bout from some other company, for all I know.
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#12
I'm not anal about pickups, but you're right Carvins are terrible. Thin and shrill, especially the neck pickup...I couldn't get them out fast enough. That's an easy fix though. I like their guitars otherwise.
#13
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I'm not anal about pickups, but you're right Carvins are terrible. Thin and shrill, especially the neck pickup...I couldn't get them out fast enough. That's an easy fix though. I like their guitars otherwise.


yea, but to some degree that has to be in my budget. i would rather not drop $200 into pickups on a $900 guitar, being that its a seven string and i haven't even played one (carvin (never), nor seven string (very little and long ago).

if i could find the right ibanez prestige that would probably be what i would prefer. i have three prestiges and have been very impressed with them.

but still looking into other possibilities.

any thoughts on a good jackson? i had a dkmgt and a dk2 and one more and they were nice guitars, but the ibanez's won over and i sold the jacksons.

i have tried to look up the jackson 7's across the scale, but the models are so damn confusing. and according to what i found on their website i didn't see any 7's, but may not have looked in the right spot. i clicked on baritones and they were all >$2k
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#14
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...

my brand of preference would be ibanez, i didn't mention that initially because i wanted a broad idea, so i have some other things to check out.

around me there really aren't seven strings at local shops, IIRC i didn't see anything overly great at GC and sam ash.

i like the RG1527, but will also look a little more into carvin.

...

i haven't ever been impressed by an LTD, ESP's are a world apart. if i had the money i may consider ESP. and i have owned tree LTD's (EC400 EC401 EC1000) they really didn't impress me, and its too bad because i liked the body shape. but they are pretty much a no.

I didn't like the LTD ECs either; however, the LTD SCs, especially 500 and up, are very nice.

The SC607B (not the SC607) feels and sounds very close to the ESP Stef B7 which I have.

If you like Ibanez, watch out for the RG8527, a bit more expensive than the 1527, but way better. BTW, they're both passives, stock.
#16
Ibanez RG7621.

Can be had for well under your proposed budget, leaving you cash for new pickups, refinish or anything else you fancy.

They are older MIJ Prestige level hard tail 7s with a fantastic reputation.


Or get this guys Korn sig.

Pretty awesome and rare.

http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/guitars-sale-trade-wanted/226440-ft-whole-mess-guitars.html

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#17
The 7620/21 will have a slightly thicker neck than a 1527. Probably due to the one piece neck.
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#18
Quote by Tom 1.0
Ibanez RG7621.

Can be had for well under your proposed budget, leaving you cash for new pickups, refinish or anything else you fancy.

They are older MIJ Prestige level hard tail 7s with a fantastic reputation.


Or get this guys Korn sig.

Pretty awesome and rare.

http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/guitars-sale-trade-wanted/226440-ft-whole-mess-guitars.html


is that a good price for the Korn guitar? i am not seeing much out there from there. is it prestige? or MIJ?
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#19
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Ibanez RG7621.

Can be had for well under your proposed budget, leaving you cash for new pickups, refinish or anything else you fancy.

They are older MIJ Prestige level hard tail 7s with a fantastic reputation.


Or get this guys Korn sig.

Pretty awesome and rare.

http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/guitars-sale-trade-wanted/226440-ft-whole-mess-guitars.html


those are long sold. the guy emailed me that. it was a January thread too.

if you see another good deal, let me know. i will be looking too. i may be picking up a cheap amp (most it could do is $120 of damage) to my current budget. not sure though.
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#20
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is that a good price for the Korn guitar? i am not seeing much out there from there. is it prestige? or MIJ?


MiI and about $800 new.
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