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Kristofer Dahl
post Feb 19 2011, 09:36 AM
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Have you ever played a 7 string guitar? What are the benefits? How did it feel compared to a 6 string guitar?


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Cosmin Lupu
post Feb 19 2011, 01:25 PM
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Hey guys,

I've played on an Ibanez K7 for about 5 years and it was really helpful to have low tunings and high notes easily accessible - I gave it up just because I was looking for a change in tone. Otherwise 7 strings are a very good choice if you need to play lead and low end rhythm on the same axe.




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post Feb 19 2011, 08:43 PM
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I only ever played one once in a guitar shop... however I do like the idea of having one in the future ! I imagine that you'd really have to alter the way you hit low E chords, as there's a big fat B string in the way ! laugh.gif


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post Feb 20 2011, 03:18 AM
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I think Kris should provide one to all the instructors! laugh.gif


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post Feb 20 2011, 05:44 AM
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This is from the summer of last year. I have not played another one since, as of now. I played an 8 string, and boy! it was a monster! Definitely not going for that. 7 String is good enough for me. biggrin.gif

I hope to get a 7 string one day. Very possibly shoot for one without a trem system so that I won't have to mess with it. I can just change the strings myself without worrying.



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post Feb 20 2011, 06:20 AM
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I own a 7 string. Personally, it's good for heavy riffage for obvious reasons, it makes it harder to have control of the neck since it's thicker, which is a good training for many techniques such as vibrato and bending. It's also great to be more fretboard aware, people tend to only know for sure the notes on the low E string, because it's the more common reference to the root notes in the chords. Having a lower string makes people be aware of other chords until they notice that, when they go back to a 6 string, at least they'll be aware of half of the strings smile.gif


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post Feb 20 2011, 02:55 PM
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I recently joined a prog band playing with a 7 string and it's a very cool instrument. You need to pay attention while playing some chords on the lower strings, obviously biggrin.gif


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post Feb 20 2011, 04:03 PM
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QUOTE (Jerry Arcidiacono @ Feb 20 2011, 07:55 AM) *
I recently joined a prog band playing with a 7 string and it's a very cool instrument. You need to pay attention while playing some chords on the lower strings, obviously biggrin.gif


Yeah, I tried playing Canon Rock on a 7 string and it was different fret numbers for some notes. I was like, whoops. can't play in that position. That note is a fret down now. smile.gif


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