#1
Hi, I was checking out tabs of one song (For One Moment In Time by Wartime) and I found out that it's for 7 string guitars... So now I'm wandering: I have two guitars, so I could use my older guitar (cheap strat copy by Cort) as a 7 string, but how? It has only 6 strings! But maybe, just maybe I could somehow add the extra string by changing the bridge and adding another tuning peg... But for now I have only a pack of six thicker (.12-.54) strings.

I'm not actually planning to do the modification, I'm just interested if it's even possible.
#2
You would also need a different nut. The strings would be too close together. I wouldn't reccomend it.
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#3
No its not. The pickups wouldn't fit, the strings would be too close together, the bridge would have to be replaced and where would you put the new tuning peg?
#4
You'd literally have to replace more than half the guitar, more worthwhile to just buy a seven string that would actually be comfortable to play.
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#6
It's almost impossible because you'll need a wider neck, which means needing a wider neck pocket, you'll need a new nut, another tuner (some headstock designs make this impossible to do because there's no room for another tuner) and a new bridge.

Just buy a 7 string.
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#7
there would probably be more room in you could figure out a way to install the string on the back of the neck. Heck, if that works, why stop at 7? Let me know how it goes.
#8
String spacing, pickup spacing and potential string tension problems. It's not worth the work at all.
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Seriously dude, Modding a Squier Strat to a 7 string is like adding a Nitrous System to a Volvo, It's just not worth it


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there would probably be more room in you could figure out a way to install the string on the back of the neck. Heck, if that works, why stop at 7? Let me know how it goes.


If you did that, You would need pickups on the back of your guitar.

Where would you put your hand on the neck too? and how would you tune this string if your headstock only has room for 6 pegs?
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#10
Don't let these boneheads discourage you. All you need is a hacksaw and a cordless drill. Just carve out a new slot on the nut. Next, drill a hole big enough for the seventh string down by the bridge. Now all you gotta do is throw an old bass string on it and there it is, a seven string piece of crap.
#12
Either buy a 7-string or, if you don't need the 1st string for the song, simply tune down to B; buy a set of 7-string strings of the same gauage you usually use and just discard the 1st string. Bear in mind that your guitar will need to be set up for this properly, including having the nut adjusted (a permanent modification), the action raised, the intonation adjusted at the bridge and the neck relief will need to be set properly.
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#13
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Don't let these boneheads discourage you. All you need is a hacksaw and a cordless drill. Just carve out a new slot on the nut. Next, drill a hole big enough for the seventh string down by the bridge. Now all you gotta do is throw an old bass string on it and there it is, a seven string piece of crap.


Hey bonehead how's he going to tune it?
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Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#14
Possible? Yes.

Practical? Not even remotely.
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