#1
i'm saving up to buy a new guitar, but i'm wondering if i should get a 6 string guitar or if i should get a 7 string guitar. if i get the 6 string it will be cheaper, but theres more i could do with a 7 string (at least i think so). so if you have a 7 string guitar could you tell me what it's like, or if you have both is there much of a difference besides the extra string, like is it any harder to play?
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#2
get a seven string, any song you can play with a six string you can play with a seven string

not much harder to play

more you can do in general

especialy if you like korn
#3
Unless you're into more modern forms of metal (death, progressive metal) you will probably not find much use in a seven string guitar. If you play stuff that's in B tuning or lower or have the desire to play death metal, go for the 7 Some seven strings have longer scales (for example, Schecter Hellraiser C-7 has a 26.5" scale) which may be uncomfortable for you. Obviously the neck is wider to compensate for the extra string.
#4
If you want versatility, then the 7 string is a good option. The low B is great for pretty much everything from jazz(though usually they add a high a instead), to blues to metal. And you can rework a llot of 6 string songs onto the 7th string for add beefiness.

And it only takes a little bit to adjust to a sevenstring. Try one out in a store t see if you like it.
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Kramer Striker FR-2027SM 7 String
BC Rich Afterburner Warlock
Washburn Xb100 Bass
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Digitech RP350
#5
don't buy a 7 string if you just wanna tune down. (a 6 string with 13-56 tuned down to B works well)

buy a 7 string because you want the extra range and feel you can utilize it fully.

as far as getting used to a 7 string, it'll take you maybe 30 minutes of sitting down and playing to get used to the extra bit of neck width. it takes a bit longer to remember that your B string is not an E string and wind up playing songs 5 steps down XD. also takes a bit of getting used to 6 strings after playing on a 7 for awhile. my 6 strings feel like toys now that i jam on my 7 almost exclusively.
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#6
Quote by Kivarenn82
buy a 7 string because you want the extra range and feel you can utilize it fully.

The right answer IMO.
#7
Play a 7 string and see if it fits you and your playing style, i cant stress that enough.....it is pointless buying a 7 unless you havent played one before.