#1
well, i was thinking about getting a 7 string guitar, does it play in the same general concept as a 6?
#2
yes, you juest ahve an extra string, and 4 extra notes
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#3
The 1-6 strings are the same, but they have a low b. So basically yeah.
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#4
i believe the necks are a bit wider to accomodate the new string, may feel a bit akward, but you will get used to it
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#5
Is there a down-side to having seven strings? I mean, i was thinking about this the other day-if all it does is add one string, then why even make a 6-string?
#6
Because some people don't want or need a 7 string.

although, I think it'll be nice having a 7 string once in a while, to be versatile. But I like 6 the best.
#7
The seven strings do have a wider neck, depending on what model it can be extremely uncomfortable. I recommend the ibanez apex.
#8
Quote by Riot Act
Is there a down-side to having seven strings? I mean, i was thinking about this the other day-if all it does is add one string, then why even make a 6-string?


and then seven strings would be the norm

and people would be asking why they didnt make all guitars have 8 strings.

you see where its going...?

the guitar soon becomes a variation of the harp.


Although i do really want a 7-string....
I want to feel youre body breaking, and shaking, and
left in the cold,
I want to feel youre conscience making, a change to fix
this dying soul....
#10
i think meshuggah use 8 strings don't they...? ^^^ (thedonutman)
I want to feel youre body breaking, and shaking, and
left in the cold,
I want to feel youre conscience making, a change to fix
this dying soul....
#12
fair

i havent to any of theyre stuff i just learn the songs as timig excercises
I want to feel youre body breaking, and shaking, and
left in the cold,
I want to feel youre conscience making, a change to fix
this dying soul....
#13
Quote by Riot Act
Is there a down-side to having seven strings? I mean, i was thinking about this the other day-if all it does is add one string, then why even make a 6-string?

Because the7th string goes into bass range so most people don't deem it necessary to have the string.
disadvantages are only there if your picking is sloppy(te low string getts in the way if your accuracy is crap, but it does help teach you accuracy after you get used to it) and if your hands are small then its a little hard to adjust.
Advantages are several, and plus whenever you have a show-offy friend, just pass him your seven string and watch him fail at playing

but seriously, the advantages of a seven string are many. yo have the extra range, you practically never have to retune for songs from E Standard all the way down to B standard so its very convenient.
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#14
Quote by Riot Act
Is there a down-side to having seven strings? I mean, i was thinking about this the other day-if all it does is add one string, then why even make a 6-string?

You're able to fret the low E with your thumb on a six string guitar and still play around with your other fingers, making chords or playing anything else - that's not so easy on a 7 string, unless you have really huge hands. Other than that, some amps have troubles dealing with the lower notes, which might be a disadvantage.
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