#1
I really want to get a 7 string just not sure which to go for, I've come up with a few I really like.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/esp_ltd_viper407_blks.htm

http://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_s7320bk.htm

http://www.thomann.de/gb/jackson_dk7_christian_olde_wolbers.htm

I really like this one, but its a lot more then I wanted to spend and i think its going to be a case of paying for the name.
http://www.thomann.de/gb/esp_ltd_sc607b_bk.htm
ps. I know I need to play them, but I want an idea of what there like and some like the esp are going to be near impossible to find where I live.
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#5
yeah I thought the sigs might be a bit overpriced, I really like the ibanez but I really like the ltd viper too, i don't like ibanez necks that much though as I find most of them to be too thin and flat.
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#6
bump
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#7


I just love posting that picture of my RG7620

Seriously, Ibanez knows how to build a sevenstring.
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#8
Did Ibanez build the first ever 7 string for Vai, or is that one of those twisted myths?
#9
Quote by JackalUK
Did Ibanez build the first ever 7 string for Vai, or is that one of those twisted myths?


That's a twisted myth.

One of the first seven string players was a jazz guy named George van Eps, who used a seven string hollowbody. Inspired by his playing it was Michael Angelo Batio who was amongst the first to play an electric seven string. Steve later got the idea from him (at least Michael told me he did), just like he stole his double neck idea (which he most certainly did).
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#10
whats the neck like on the ibanez 7 strings??
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#11
Quote by sepultura alma
whats the neck like on the ibanez 7 strings??
Like most Ibanez necks, thin and flat. Begins like this:

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#12
yeah like i said before I'm not a fan of there necks because I find them too thin and flat, i really like the necks on Jackson's and esp's because there thin, fast and comfortable, not flat though or too thin so there's barely anything to it.
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#13
well id get the esp b.c i like the shape and neck, but you should also try to check out some schecters also...i like the 7 string schecters
#14
yeah I've heard some good stuff about schecters never had a chance to play one though
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Quote by sepultura alma
yeah like i said before I'm not a fan of there necks because I find them too thin and flat, i really like the necks on Jackson's and esp's because there thin, fast and comfortable, not flat though or too thin so there's barely anything to it.
But Jackson necks tend to be just about as flat as Ibanez necks, and have pretty much the same thickness. Not familiar with ESP necks, but I'd guess they aren't drastically different. Schecters are a whole different galaxy though. I mean, try an Ibby neck, you might like it.
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#16
^ the ones i've tryed there was quite a difference but that might just be the models I've tryed, anyway i'll give them a good look cause they seem to be a good choise by the sounds of things.
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But Jackson necks tend to be just about as flat as Ibanez necks, and have pretty much the same thickness. Not familiar with ESP necks, but I'd guess they aren't drastically different. Schecters are a whole different galaxy though. I mean, try an Ibby neck, you might like it.

Jackson are thicker. Not by a lot but they still are.
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#18
I'd go the Ibanez, you may not liek the thinner necks but they arent that much thinner, hell I played a fender one time and barely felt the difference between that and my ibanez.
#19
I'm just throwing in my opinion here, but dont settle on an ibanez without playing it. I find their necks uncomfrotably thin for my large hands and you may feel the same way.

A jackson or ESP would have a more comfortable neck IMO. Thicker but still shredable. But thats according to my personal opinion. It all depends on how your hands are
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My 7 String V build
My Main Guitars:
Kramer Striker FR-2027SM 7 String
BC Rich Afterburner Warlock
Washburn Xb100 Bass
My Effect(s)/Misc:
Digitech RP350