Poll: 6 or 7 string guitars?...for metal!
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7
38 59%
6
37 58%
Voters: 64.
#1
...the title pretty much sums up what im asking..

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by the way this is also a poll to compare opinions.
#2
heavier = obviously 7 string
better = ... could be both... depends on your ability to play metal
#4
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#5
12 string lol nah i'd say 7 but i prefer 6 string.
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#7
6, unless you can ACTUALLY use a seven, like Vai or Loomis or Broderick. If you just want to get to drop-A easier and play Slipknot, you're better off with a six.
#9
There is no "Better" different people use different things for different sounds.

Pointless thread.
#11
Quote by Wylde_Man
There is no "Better" different people use different things for different sounds.

Pointless thread.



sorry dude.. dont get in such a mood. im just asking for opinion
#12
A 7 string guitar will provide a wider array of notes to choose from, so I guess it's more versatile. However, I've never seen the point in going that low, so a 6 string suits me just fine for now.
#13
Quote by Wylde_Man
There is no "Better" different people use different things for different sounds.

Pointless thread.

he didnt mean "better" in general he meant for metal(metal is a kind of sound)
#15
Ultimately, it's the sound and quality of the guitar, not the amount of strings. A $1000 MIJ Jackson 6 string will probably sound and be built better than a $380 MII Ibanez 7 string.
That's the ultimate answer to this.
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#16
Quote by Danno13
6, unless you can ACTUALLY use a seven, like Vai or Loomis or Broderick. If you just want to get to drop-A easier and play Slipknot, you're better off with a six.


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#17
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yup...
7 are sweet if you are good with it, but otherwise it's just gonna make you're work harder
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#18
screw both, get a halo 10 string
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#19
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8 string > all.

i wouldn't know what to do with that eighth string... what do you tune it to, C?
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#20
A Baritone 6-string can be heavier than a 7-string, but a 7 can be heavier in other instances. It all depends on the model and quality/tone of the guitars in question.
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#23
One's not better than the other, but I've come to prefer the seven because you can keep the high notes that you lose when you down tune. I don't see why more metal bands don't use them. You can do a lot more than play Korn on a seven, but most closed minded people think that's all they're good for
#26
Too bad it's not out yet.

Honestly though, it doesn't really make a difference--it comes down to the player and the amp. To an extent, a Baritone 6 will have more string clarity than a 7 will due to the extended scale, but it sacrifices the extra notes. These extra notes are why so many instrumental guitarists use 7s.