Hello all, I purchased a 7-string about 6 months ago now and dink around on it almost every day, yet I'm not seeing any forward progress. Changing from one chord to another isn't easy at all, I practice my scale every day just to fat finger it. I haven't seen any improvement in myself or my ability since I got it. I tried playing a few relatively easy songs and failed. Any ideas, I'm about ready to put this guy in the chopper and use it for mulch.
Give it time. You won't become an expert overnight, or in a couple of years. It takes time to see and hear improvement. Another possible issue is your practice routine. Practice the wrong way or the wrong things and you'll stunt your progress.