#1
I've been looking up for some 7-string guitars and I've chosen a few of which I will buy one.
I'm not planning to do any modding nor recording, only jamming with my amp.

Been looking at these:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_r457_bk.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/dean_guitars_vendetta_xm_7_trans_black.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/jackson_js22_7_dinky_sb.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/esp_ltd_m_17_blk.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_grg7221_bkn.htm

Any advice which one I should get? I mostly play metal and would like a guitar that's ready for action.
#2
Of the 5 you linked, I'd go for the LTD, Ibanez or Jackson. I'm not a fan of Low end Deans and I've never tried the HB.
Now, this part's the subjective part.
Personally, the order I'd choose them in is Ibanez at the top, then LTD, then Jackson.

I'd also suggest you add Schecter to the list. Their necks are more like LTDs and they have some killer low end 7 strings.
http://www.thomann.de/gb/schecter_c_7_deluxe_satin_white.htm

Sources: I own many Ibanezes and a Schecter 7 string.
#3
Quote by CorrosionMedia
Of the 5 you linked, I'd go for the LTD, Ibanez or Jackson. I'm not a fan of Low end Deans and I've never tried the HB.
Now, this part's the subjective part.
Personally, the order I'd choose them in is Ibanez at the top, then LTD, then Jackson.

I'd also suggest you add Schecter to the list. Their necks are more like LTDs and they have some killer low end 7 strings.
http://www.thomann.de/gb/schecter_c_7_deluxe_satin_white.htm

Sources: I own many Ibanezes and a Schecter 7 string.

This.

The Dean Vendetta's are poorly made. I used to own that exact model. Felt so light, almost like a toy. Pickups are more horrible than you'd expect. (bad feedback, having to tighten bolts on the tuning machines, horrible wiring, etc.)

My opinion since I've played the Jackson and LTD models, not the Ibanez so I can't give a solid opinion. But the Jackson is really good for the price and is a great guitar for people starting out with a 7 string.
The LTD wasn't bad either and great for the price.
Both the Jackson and LTD didn't have electronic problems the Dean Vendetta series had (with my experience).
But the Ibanez doesn't look too bad either.

If you can, try to try them out BEFORE you buy IF possible.

Good Luck and whatever you choose, hope you're happy with you're new axe.
Jackson DK-2 [2004 MIJ] (EMG 81/SA)
Jackson RR-3 [2007 MIJ] (EMG 81/60)
Ibanez RG370DX [2009] (EMG 81/60)
Epiphone Les Paul Custom [2004] (EMG 81/85)
Ltd/Esp M-17 7-String [2013] (EMG 81-7 set)
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#4
Thanks for the feedback... I'm now rolling a dice to see which of the three I'm gonna buy, Jackson, LTD or Ibanez.
#5
Is there a used market where you are? You'll get a much nicer guitar for the same price if you're open to it.
Guitars:
Ibanez RG1570 Prestige
Jackson Kelly KE3 - MIJ (Distortion/Jazz)
Jackson DKMGT Dinky (EMG 81/85)
ESP E-II Eclipse Custom (JB/'59)
ESP LTD EC-1001FR (EMG 81/60)
Fender MIM Strat

Amps:
Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Roadster 212
Laney IronHeart IRT-Studio
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey ReValver Amp Sims
TOOOO many T.C. Electronic Pedals. . .
#6
I bet there are, I'm just personally skeptic about buying anything used stuff. I always want everything as new
#7
Out of those, I'd choose between the Jackson and the LTD. The Jackson has a 26.5 inch scale, which will make it easier to intonate the lower strings if you tune real low. The ibanez Gio series is notorious for being pretty bad. I've only heard good things about the JS22-7 though. Play them if you can, depending on where you live.
2014 Ibanez RG8
2013 Schecter Hellraiser
1999 Schecter Revenger 7
2007 LTD 'Monster' F
B.C. Rich KK Warlock
No-Name Acoustic
#9
Yes, good job on the Jackson! 26.5" scale length is what you'll need and some of the lower end guitars don't have that. I'd suggest buying a new pack of strings because I have read the B string is like a .52
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