#1
i was just wondering what advantages and disadvantages a 7 string had over a 6 string
#2
7 strings have really wide necks, so if you have small hands it may be troublesome.
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#3
theyre expensive, and the good ones are REALLY expensive.
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#5
no the tuning is e b G D A E B
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yah ^^ thank you
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#8
If you're used to playing a 6 string it'll get some getting used to with the extra string. You go to play an open E power chord and you've played a B by accident. That's what happened to me when I was playing one in a shop anyway.
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#9
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dose it change the tuning

i'm not sure exactly what you mean by that, but a 7-string has the same strings in the same pitch as a 6-string with an added low B-string. unless you really want to cover a band that uses 7-strings i would recommend getting a 6-string, this coming from someone who owns a 7-string.
#10
I guess it'd be a pain in the ass buying strings, for a seven.

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#11
best players in the world only really use 6 and i think its how heavy u want to go but ill stick to the 6
#12
Petriusse (or however ya spell his name) Invented the sevenstring... I think.... well he uses them alot.
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Petriusse (or however ya spell his name) Invented the sevenstring... I think.... well he uses them alot.


John Petrucci? He didn't invent them, people were using them before him including Steve Vai (Though not that often really). Some Jazz guitarists were using seven strings a long time ago.
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#15
The strings are expensive the guitar is expensive ...

I would like to have one. It's not a big difference to a 6 string althrou
#17
It just gives you the extra 5 notes. That's pretty much it. There are a lot of things you can do with those 5 notes that you can't do on a six-string guitar. Most of the bands that use them are like Heavy-Metal bands, but they aren't the only ones.
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best players in the world only really use 6 and i think its how heavy u want to go but ill stick to the 6



Sure but some of the best players in the world have experimented with a 7 string. IE: Vai, Petrucci, Satriani
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John Petrucci? He didn't invent them, people were using them before him including Steve Vai (Though not that often really). Some Jazz guitarists were using seven strings a long time ago.


I knew someone like that weas famous for using them... But I didn't kno Jazz Guitarist used them. LEarn something new every few days.
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