#1
well,

Ive been playing guitar for awhile now and I want to get a seven string guitar. Ive been looking at Schecter Jeff Loomis sig guitar; its got everything that I want in a guitar; Tremelo, low B and HO pickups, however, I just wanted to converse with the pros on this because Ive been playing just the six stringers since 2001. I play through a Mesa Boogie triple rectifier with a Marshall 1960a and/or Vader 412 cab. So... I want some suggestions for a excellent 7 string in the "under $1200 catagory". By the way I play tech, melodic black metal.

thanks guys,

rob
Rig:
Schecter Jeff Loomis C7FR
Austin les Paul 1984 Custom
Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier
Marshall 1960A 4x12" cab
Vader 412 cab
ISP Decimator
#2
www.Carvin.com

Customize one to your own specifications.

By far the best value.
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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#3
ok, well, for your price range, you can get a decent schecter (i'm hoping to get the Omen ot Damien 7 soon) and a tube amp if yoy don't have one already. (btw: never ask here what kind of amp to get for a 7-string. i went to my music store in town and they said you wouldn't need a tube to play a 7 stringer, but it would make the sound richer if you did have a tube)
#4
He has a triple rectifier...
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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#5
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He has a triple rectifier...

+1
Ibanez SR505
Ashdown ABM 300 EVO II
Epifani UL410
#6
I'm not huge on 7 strings, but two really stick out: The Schecter Jeff Loomis and the Jackson Christian Old Wolber (feel free to correct me on the spelling of his name). The Jackson though doesn't have a trem, so I don't know if that may kill it for you.
#7
totally for got about the carvin thing, ill look into it
Rig:
Schecter Jeff Loomis C7FR
Austin les Paul 1984 Custom
Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier
Marshall 1960A 4x12" cab
Vader 412 cab
ISP Decimator
#8
Good 7 Strings:
Jackson COW
ESP Steph Carpenter Sig
Schecter jeff loomis sig
Schecter C7 Hellraiser
Agile Interceptor/septor
Ibanez RG1527
Ibanez S7320


If you think you can afford it, then blackmachine and carvins are great too.
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