#1
so i played a 7 string for the first time today

and honestly i loved it

it was a piece of crap schecter but i love being able to play in drop A

without tuning the whole guitar

so is there anything i should know about 7 strings before i go out and buy one??
#2
Just that there's not really a great market for them at the moment, so be prepared to buy low-end, buy used, or buy high-end. Really not many options out there between $400-$800 for a new instrument.
#3
Quote by mogar
Just that there's not really a great market for them at the moment, so be prepared to buy low-end, buy used, or buy high-end. Really not many options out there between $400-$800 for a new instrument.

actully ive seen some really nice ibanez's for about 899$

which i find cheap

then annoying part is finding one that has a fixed bridge
#4
If you're rich, get a Dean Rusty Cooley signature.

7 string, neck-thru construction and a Floyd Rose. I want me one of them, but it's £1,700 or so.
#5
Quote by hightension01
actully ive seen some really nice ibanez's for about 899$

which i find cheap

then annoying part is finding one that has a fixed bridge


Try the Ibanez RG7321. Or if you want to spend more than a grand, try a Carvin DC727.
#6
Quote by melchiah
If you're rich, get a Dean Rusty Cooley signature.

7 string, neck-thru construction and a Floyd Rose. I want me one of them, but it's £1,700 or so.

i just saw that

and i have a snowballs chance in hell of getting one of those EVER

i'd rather have a 900$ Bolt on with a fixed bridge and EMG's Basic color and Normal s Shape
#7
Quote by which ones pink
Try the Ibanez RG7321. Or if you want to spend more than a grand, try a Carvin DC727.

thats the exact one i was considering buying
#9
I know you just slated Schecter, but if you go a little higher up, what about the Jeff Loomis signature? Or a Hellraiser C7? Not sure about the model names exactly, but they're fine playing guitars, just maybe get it set up how you want, and hey presto, you have a guitar with EMGs in it already and pretty sweet hardware.

Check http://cgi.ebay.com/SCHECTER-HELLRAISER-C-7-7-STRING-GUITAR-ACTIVE-EMG-BLK_W0QQitemZ130227759273QQihZ003QQcategoryZ2384QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem ... and his other items...
Thanks for reading
#10
Quote by chrisbeevor
I know you just slated Schecter, but if you go a little higher up, what about the Jeff Loomis signature? Or a Hellraiser C7? Not sure about the model names exactly, but they're fine playing guitars, just maybe get it set up how you want, and hey presto, you have a guitar with EMGs in it already and pretty sweet hardware.

Check http://cgi.ebay.com/SCHECTER-HELLRAISER-C-7-7-STRING-GUITAR-ACTIVE-EMG-BLK_W0QQitemZ130227759273QQihZ003QQcategoryZ2384QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem ... and his other items...

ive decided im probaly gonna get this one

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG7321-7String-Electric-Guitar?sku=519787


yeah its pretty good for the price
and for some reason my amp makes EMG's sound Bad??
#12
Well, if you get the 7321, think pickups! Chris Broderick has one of those actually. And he's in Megadeth now.
Thanks for reading
#13
The 7321 is a fine choice, have fun with it. Just might want to look into some options for some new pickups. The one I tried at a store had trouble with the low B clarity in high-gain.
#14
Whats the point in seven strings? Are they only needed for a very specialised styles of playing such as slipknot?
GENERATION 10: The first time you see this, copy it into your sig on any forum and add 1 to the generation. Social experiment.
#15
The point is quite simply the seventh string. Larger range...
Thanks for reading
#16
Yup, it's an extended range guitar. Meaning you can keep it in standard E-E tuning, but have the extra string there so you don't have to switch positions to hit a lower note. Very handy actually.
#17
Quote by mogar
Yup, it's an extended range guitar. Meaning you can keep it in standard E-E tuning, but have the extra string there so you don't have to switch tunings to hit a lower note. Very handy actually.


#18
Broderick uses the RG1527 and his LACS models along with bareknuckles. The only problem you will find with the Rg7321 and EMG's will be the routing, active 7 string EMGs are slightly bigger than a conventional 7 string pickup. If you dying to go the active route, go for phase 1 duncan blackouts or search Ikebe for an RG7 model which comes with EMG's stock, i can't remember the model name off my head.

But again you're gonna need a nice amp to really help the EMG's cut through and sound as best as they could do.