#1
Personally i have never played one, but i really dont see the need for one, is there something im missing? People i know that play 7 strings stand by them, but i think a 7 string guitar is like the 2 dollar bill of guitars.
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#2
It's your opinion.

I like 7-strings.
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I guess the biggest thing your missing is an open mind

its like if guitars were only ever 5 strins A-e and some one said hey lets add a bottom E every one would be like wtf whats the point? Its the same principle, get out of this bog standard way of playing music

7 strings = more low end more diversity more chord positions elimates the need for some downtuning etc etc.




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The thing is that when you get a guitar with a seventh string, you might tend to focus only on that string, while forgetting the rest.

I mean, when you think about it, there's no point in buying one if you only want the top 6, but you shouldn't get carried away with just the 7th string either. Gotta know how much is enough.
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The thing is that when you get a guitar with a seventh string, you might tend to focus only on that string, while forgetting the rest.


I disagree, for those of us that like to utilise the wonderful thing called a chord its pretty much impossible to focus on one string

and when I do blued improv etc I'm pretty much sticking to the higher strings.




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Anyways. The 7 stringers are always just good for stuff like not needing to downtune, and having a wider range of notes.

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Then you get one that looks like this.. and it wouldn't even be the same beast if it were a 6 string:





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7 string guitars are great if you want to achieve a more 'bassy' tone, but unless you mastered a 6 string to a certain extend and dont have the need for a 7 string, I think its a big waste of money.
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The thing is that when you get a guitar with a seventh string, you might tend to focus only on that string, while forgetting the rest.

I mean, when you think about it, there's no point in buying one if you only want the top 6, but you shouldn't get carried away with just the 7th string either. Gotta know how much is enough.


I agree and disagree.

Agreement: Some people do

Disagreement: So many more people use them as jazz guitars. Can you imagine some diminished chords on 7 (or especially 8) strings?
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7 string guitars are great if you want to achieve a more 'bassy' tone, but unless you mastered a 6 string to a certain extend and dont have the need for a 7 string, I think its a big waste of money.


So the extended range and more options for chord voicings don't mean anything to you then? That's why I want a 7-string; it's all about sonic options not just added low-end.
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So the extended range and more options for chord voicings don't mean anything to you then? That's why I want a 7-string; it's all about sonic options not just added low-end.


As I said, if you feel limited by the 6string then go ahead and buy a 7 string.
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I guess alot of the more narrow minded people never will be able to understand the 7string users.....

Before I got my first 7stringer I used to downtune my 6stringer! I used drop B tuning alot, and that worked fine, exept that when I then wanted to play something in standard tuning I had to tune the whole guitar again!
That, and the fact that many of the bands I listen to uses 7strings, made me wanna buy one. So eventually I bought my first 7stringer and immediatly fell in love with 7string guitars!
Like the others sad, the versatility is great! You can play almost anything on a 7string without alot of tuning. I keep my 7stringers in standard tuning, but maybe I'll tune one of them to drop A just for the fun of it!
I like how a 7stringer feel bigger than a 6stringer (I used to play 5string bass so I was used to the feel of a wide neck), and overall 7string guitars is massive instruments!

Once you go 7 you never go back!


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#17
I dont feel limited by 6 strings, and I definatly havent mastered any part of playing 6 string guitar, I just prefer 7 strings, its there if I want it, if I dont it doesnt get in my way, I prefer the spacing of a 7 string it feels like I have more room to breathe on the guitar.

Now all I need is a baritone 7 string so I can feel comfortable on those tiny upper frets lol




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