#1
Hi,

I was thinking of maybe getting to stretch out and save up for a new guitar. The ibanez uv70p catches my eye.

But, I just wonder. Will I still be able to play 6 string songs? Ofcourse, technically, there would be no issue, but does this guitar feel a lot different? Do 6 string songs feel like playing an actal 6 string (minus the beefy neck feel)? I can imagine that a seventh string might be a great extra option, butalso a big limitation.

Any thoughts?
#2
7 string guitars generally do feel a lot different to 6 strings for obvious reasons, but it's nothing that adapting your technique cannot handle.
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#3
Im guessing that playing a song with just 6 strings feels a bit like playing a song in A on a regular guitar (minus the beefy neck of course).
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#4
I personally never had any issues moving to 7 strings and I still have 6s. You probably won't be able to play songs in Drop D quite as easily since there'll be a string in the way, but in standard tuning, you'll probably just have to adapt your muting technique a bit for chords and that's it.
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Hi,

I was thinking of maybe getting to stretch out and save up for a new guitar. The ibanez uv70p catches my eye.

But, I just wonder. Will I still be able to play 6 string songs? Ofcourse, technically, there would be no issue, but does this guitar feel a lot different? Do 6 string songs feel like playing an actal 6 string (minus the beefy neck feel)? I can imagine that a seventh string might be a great extra option, butalso a big limitation.

Any thoughts?


It obviously doesn't feel the same... but it's really not hard. The 7th string isn't a limitation at all as long as you're a half decent player.
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It obviously doesn't feel the same... but it's really not hard. The 7th string isn't a limitation at all as long as you're a half decent player.


Exactly. Do you have any trouble playing chords or scales that don't require the low E on your 6 string? No? Then you shouldn't have any trouble not hitting the low B, either.

Also, OP, I'm assuming that you already play guitar, and probably already own a 6 string? Just keep your 6 string as well, and you always have that option.
Last edited by the_bi99man at Oct 8, 2014,