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Iron King
post Apr 10 2008, 05:14 AM
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I was recording today and I was really disappointed in how weak my muted low E string sounds. After talking to a friend about it we started talking about 7 string guitars... and then it hit me

I'm not a fan of using 7 strings in metal (the B is too much for me), but I wondered how it would sound if I had a guitar with 2 low E strings.

Would that make the muted e string sound chunkier/heavier, or would I need a different note than E to get that sound?

I'm almost tempted to buy a cheap 7 string to try this out
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post Apr 10 2008, 07:00 AM
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I'm not sure how that will affect your sound, sorry..
But it should sound chunkier as you play 2 strings instead of one..

Let me know how that works, if you try it biggrin.gif
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post Apr 10 2008, 07:32 AM
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That's an interesting idea - perhaps you could try having a thin low E string gauge where the 7th should be, and standard gauge where the low e string normally is. That way you could still get the feel from the normal e string - and [perhaps]added heavyness when you strike both..!

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post Apr 10 2008, 08:30 AM
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Thats an interesting idea! smile.gif Record some clips if you ever get around to trying it out smile.gif

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post Apr 10 2008, 09:44 AM
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try to play with 2 strings as a power chords

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post Apr 10 2008, 10:10 AM
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that low sound... can't that be fixed with some new humebuckers?

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