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post Feb 28 2012, 05:28 PM
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So last week a friend of mine was all going on how he wants to get a guitar so he can play Rocksmith (Think that's the name of the game). He asked me like what kind of guitar he should get for under $250. So out of the blue I sold him my modified Dean Dime-O-Flame. Well that cash lasted only a day as it was burning a hole in my pocket, so I sent a few PM's out on here and to YT seeing if they are any good and such. Well with the great feedback I got, I now own one in a flat black finish!



Here is me butchering everything I play on this thing. laugh.gif I'm so use to having a 24.75" neck that this 27" seems like a stretch now. But then again if I spent this time playing it instead on the forum I could get better at it and playing the guitar! smile.gif


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post Feb 28 2012, 05:32 PM
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Must.. hold back.. jealousy......

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post Feb 28 2012, 06:09 PM
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Wou!! It is a great guitar, it sounds and looks great! Congrats! smile.gif


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post Feb 28 2012, 06:11 PM
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I'm happy for you!! One day I will own a 7 string too. smile.gif


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post Feb 28 2012, 06:19 PM
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QUOTE (dark dude @ Feb 28 2012, 12:32 PM) *
Must.. hold back.. jealousy......

Update your sig. tongue.gif

There I did are you happy? tongue.gif

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 28 2012, 01:09 PM) *
Wou!! It is a great guitar, it sounds and looks great! Congrats! smile.gif

It plays almost as good as it looks too! smile.gif


QUOTE (thefireball @ Feb 28 2012, 01:11 PM) *
I'm happy for you!! One day I will own a 7 string too. smile.gif

I'm very pleased to have bought it. I just kind of went on a limb to get a 7. I've wanted one for 2 years now, but kind of felt that the extra string would set me back with my playing. But it has pushed me to just practice that much more!


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post Feb 28 2012, 07:19 PM
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QUOTE (SpaseMoonkey @ Feb 28 2012, 05:19 PM) *
There I did are you happy? tongue.gif

For a few seconds, yes.

Upon realisation that I don't have that guitar, no tongue.gif


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post Feb 28 2012, 08:15 PM
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Sweet guitar! BTW, I wish I could butcher my playing like that! laugh.gif Didn't sound bad at all!


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post Feb 29 2012, 07:58 PM
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Congratulations man, it's a great guitar. May it serve you well. I watched Loomis on a masterclass here in Belgrade, he is really a greatness no doubt.


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post Mar 2 2012, 03:06 AM
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QUOTE (JTaylor @ Feb 28 2012, 02:15 PM) *
Sweet guitar! BTW, I wish I could butcher my playing like that! laugh.gif Didn't sound bad at all!

Thanks for the kind words, I'm getting better. The best thing about learning to play a guitar, it never ends. biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Feb 29 2012, 01:58 PM) *
Congratulations man, it's a great guitar. May it serve you well. I watched Loomis on a masterclass here in Belgrade, he is really a greatness no doubt.

Much thanks Ivan, I have a masterclass he did on video where he talks of his solo album. I've watched it a few times haven't done any of the practices I just get caught up in his playing. Also in April I get to see him live, quite stoked to say the least.


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post Mar 4 2012, 07:27 AM
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Spiff! Welcome to the 7 String Mafia smile.gif Playing long scale, 7 String axes takes a bit of getting used to. But it's addictive! I just recently bought my first 8 String!

Enjoy! smile.gif

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QUOTE (SpaseMoonkey @ Feb 28 2012, 11:28 AM) *
So last week a friend of mine was all going on how he wants to get a guitar so he can play Rocksmith (Think that's the name of the game). He asked me like what kind of guitar he should get for under $250. So out of the blue I sold him my modified Dean Dime-O-Flame. Well that cash lasted only a day as it was burning a hole in my pocket, so I sent a few PM's out on here and to YT seeing if they are any good and such. Well with the great feedback I got, I now own one in a flat black finish!



Here is me butchering everything I play on this thing. laugh.gif I'm so use to having a 24.75" neck that this 27" seems like a stretch now. But then again if I spent this time playing it instead on the forum I could get better at it and playing the guitar! smile.gif



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post Mar 4 2012, 07:51 AM
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I'm jealous! I've been wanting a custom-made 7-string for awhile. I have a really cool idea for a paint job. It's hard to describe exactly how I picture it (I haven't had it drawn yet), but its basically going to have a viking battle - all white to represent snow with vikings with dark armor and lots of lots of gore cool.gif

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post Mar 4 2012, 12:03 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 4 2012, 01:27 AM) *
Spiff! Welcome to the 7 String Mafia smile.gif Playing long scale, 7 String axes takes a bit of getting used to. But it's addictive! I just recently bought my first 8 String!

Enjoy! smile.gif

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I've had it a week now and I think I prefer the 27" scale length over a standard 24.75/25.5, I love how much space is given to the 12th + frets. I seen an LTD when I picked up my 7 I'm like I need baby steps 1 string is going to be a little weird and if I try jumping over to 8.. Yeah lets not do that. laugh.gif

QUOTE (spacebran @ Mar 4 2012, 01:51 AM) *
I'm jealous! I've been wanting a custom-made 7-string for awhile. I have a really cool idea for a paint job. It's hard to describe exactly how I picture it (I haven't had it drawn yet), but its basically going to have a viking battle - all white to represent snow with vikings with dark armor and lots of lots of gore cool.gif

biggrin.gif That sounds awesome I can't think of the music video that basically has that feel, it shows a small group of people walking in a snowy wooded area. Then when it gets heavier they battle.


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post Mar 4 2012, 06:58 PM
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Ah what a brutal guitar ! Sorry for not seeing this post eariler.. now I know what you mean about having a new guitar !! cool.gif

QUOTE (dark dude @ Feb 28 2012, 06:19 PM) *
For a few seconds, yes.

Upon realisation that I don't have that guitar, no tongue.gif


I had a lot of fun reading your jealousy posts !! They made me giggle laugh.gif


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post Mar 4 2012, 10:06 PM
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Playing a 7 string is a skill in it's own right and a noble goal to have as a player. Learning your scales down to another string, being able to palm mute and not have noise on all 7 strings, etc. are all things unique to playing a 7. Each of this will help you when you switch back to your six for writing/playing/fun. When I pick up my 6 now, the neck feels so small and accessible that it has vastly increased my reach/stretch etc. Also, I had a big increase in hand strength from playing the 7 which really helped also when playing the 6. In short, it can really make you a better player so well done!

As for the 8, one step at a time eh? I'm honestly working my fingers off trying to get used to the 8 and it's a big challenge. The good news is, it makes the 7 neck seem smaller, smoother, more accessible smile.gif


QUOTE (SpaseMoonkey @ Mar 4 2012, 06:03 AM) *
I've had it a week now and I think I prefer the 27" scale length over a standard 24.75/25.5, I love how much space is given to the 12th + frets. I seen an LTD when I picked up my 7 I'm like I need baby steps 1 string is going to be a little weird and if I try jumping over to 8.. Yeah lets not do that. laugh.gif


biggrin.gif That sounds awesome I can't think of the music video that basically has that feel, it shows a small group of people walking in a snowy wooded area. Then when it gets heavier they battle.



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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 4 2012, 09:06 PM) *
Playing a 7 string is a skill in it's own right and a noble goal to have as a player. Learning your scales down to another string, being able to palm mute and not have noise on all 7 strings, etc.


Yeah I always thought it would be hard to play all the bottom E power chord riffs with the same level of intensity and freedom. I haven't been able to find out yet but maybe one day I'll get a 7 string wink.gif


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post Mar 5 2012, 04:20 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 5 2012, 04:33 AM) *
Yeah I always thought it would be hard to play all the bottom E power chord riffs with the same level of intensity and freedom. I haven't been able to find out yet but maybe one day I'll get a 7 string wink.gif


It's not as bad as you think, I seem to play cleaner because I have more space to sit my palm on to really get into those chords. But then again its nice to be back on a floyd instead of a stop tail, just have less of a distance from the guitar to the strings. I really need to get my Gibsons setup again only been 2 years or so. That could possibly help! laugh.gif


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