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thefireball
post Nov 3 2015, 11:31 PM
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Hey guys

Anybody have any recommendations on 7 string guitars with single coils? I miss my Ibanez RG. It had a single between the humbuckers. If I could find one that still had a nice blues tone but also works with metal if needed .... It would be cool for guitar solos and can bridge the gap between my 6 and 8 string guitars.


I might add I don't want to break the bank.
And a whammy bar might be a plus. Still thinking on that one.
Thanks.

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post Nov 3 2015, 11:44 PM
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Not an easy request smile.gif I don't know the price but ibanez apex might do the trick for you?

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/eg_page15...&color=CL01

or a probably more affordable alternative is buying a 2 humbucker guitar and upgrade it with coil splitting+better PU's. Dimarzio has nice options;

http://www.dimarzio.com/pickups/7-string

Not very Fender single coil-like but air norton, Paf and d-activators shoudl split nicely (at least from my experience from their 6 string versions).

For Bluesy soloing, I've never seen many players prefering the middle pickup as its usually there to give better in-between sound positions of a 5 way switch. Splitting the neck or bridge PU might be a more logical solution for you.

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post Nov 4 2015, 12:50 AM
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QUOTE (Mertay @ Nov 3 2015, 11:44 PM) *
Not an easy request smile.gif I don't know the price but ibanez apex might do the trick for you?


or a probably more affordable alternative is buying a 2 humbucker guitar and upgrade it with coil splitting+better PU's. Dimarzio has nice options;

http://www.dimarzio.com/pickups/7-string

Not very Fender single coil-like but air norton, Paf and d-activators shoudl split nicely (at least from my experience from their 6 string versions).

For Bluesy soloing, I've never seen many players prefering the middle pickup as its usually there to give better in-between sound positions of a 5 way switch. Splitting the neck or bridge PU might be a more logical solution for you.

this is your best option, A split humbucker ( like mertay said ) wont quite get to a fender and if you try a pick up the will , I think you will be sorely disappointed trying to metal it up
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post Nov 4 2015, 06:46 AM
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Quite a few options.

Seymour Duncan makes a couple of 7 string singles ...
http://www.seymourduncan.com/pickup/custom...ed-strat-7-strg
http://www.seymourduncan.com/pickup/vintag...ed-strat-7-strg

As does Di Marzio ...
http://www.dimarzio.com/pickups/7-string/blaze-middle

Lollar ...
http://www.lollarguitars.com/mm5/merchant....e=strat-pickups

Carvin ... http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/AP13

All Parts ... https://www.allparts.com/PU-6434-000-7-Stri...kup_p_3125.html

Klein ... http://www.kleinpickups.com/p-300-7-string...ter-pickup.aspx

WD ... http://www.wdmusic.com/7_string_single_coi...ckup_black.html

Black tip ... http://www.pure-tone.com/black-tip-7-strin...e-coil-pickups/




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post Nov 6 2015, 08:54 PM
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Anymore options to recommend on actual 7 string guitars with these specs? Is that mean I need to spend a lot?


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post Nov 6 2015, 09:39 PM
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In all honesty Brandon there aren't that many standard, cheapish 7 strings that have S?Coil p/ups installed. Personally I'd suggest (as others have) installing a Coil Tap switch, pretty easy to do and I'm here if you need any help. If you wanted a new but fairly cheap 7 then check out something like the Agile Septor 7, it's a lot of guitar for the money!!!
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post Nov 7 2015, 02:37 AM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Nov 6 2015, 12:54 PM) *
Is that mean I need to spend a lot?


Most of the examples I linked too are about $50.00 (US). some as cheap as $35 and only one over $100.


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post Nov 8 2015, 12:37 AM
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ok thanks guys. i will weigh my options.


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post Nov 8 2015, 08:56 AM
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Squier used to make a 7 string Strat. It was called the Squier Stratocaster VII. You would have to get it used though. They pop up every now and then on eBay and Reverb.

Also, you could order the parts for a 7 string guitar from Warmoth.


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